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Unapologetic for Being My Father’s Daughter: Alia on Nepotism

Yes, nepotism exists! But Ranbir and Alia are grateful that they are born to their fathers.

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Ranbir and Alia in conversation with Karan Johar at Jio MAMI Movie Mela.
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What better way to end the MAMI Movie Mela than a fun chat with Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. Karan Johar sat down with these two stars – no not for a ‘koffee’ – but for a fun conversation about movies, passion and of course, nepotism.

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Grateful to be Born to their Famous Fathers



Ranbir and Alia on nepotism.
Ranbir and Alia on nepotism.
(Photo: Yogen Shah)  

Nepotism is the hot topic of the day, and therefore, Karan Johar couldn’t resist but ask the two star kids how they defended themselves when the topic of nepotism came up – and their answers made sense.

Ranbir thinks his great grandfather Prithviraj Kapoor worked hard and made a place in the film industry so that he could give his children an opportunity, which helped them achieve something in their life, and eventually, this opportunity opened doors for him. The same way, he would also like to give his children an opportunity, where they have something to do, which would also depend on how good they are.

Yes! I’m a product of nepotism, and I don’t shy away from it. I know I got opportunities more easily than anybody else, but I am very grateful and I don’t want to take advantage of it. I hope that with my work and the opportunities I am getting, I am doing good. I don’t think I am taking it away from someone who could do a better job than me. I am just trying to do the best I can.
Ranbir Kapoor, Actor

Alia, on the other hand, is very clear on one thing – while she is very grateful, she has also worked really hard to be where she is today, and is unapologetic that she is born to her father Mahesh Bhatt.

I don’t think I should feel apologetic about. Yes, nepotism definitely exists. It exists in Bollywood, it exists in the business world, it exists in schools, it exists everywhere. But I work very very hard so I don’t want to feel apologetic for being where I am today, neither do I need to feel apologetic for being my father’s daughter because I love my father.
Alia Bhatt, Actor

Who’s The Best Person to Crack an Alia Joke – Alia Herself

Alia Bhatt cracks a Alia joke.
Alia Bhatt cracks a Alia joke.
(Photo: Yogen Shah)  

Alia has a knack for taking criticism or a joke with a smile. So, when asked about what she thinks about the jokes on her that keep doing the rounds, she says she finds them very funny and enjoys them. The audience cracked up when she shared her favourite Alia joke.

“Alia goes to buy India’s national flag, she looks at it and says ‘Bhaiya, aur koi colour hai?’”

LOL!

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Here is Why Alia Bhatt is Bowled Over by Deepika Padukone

When asked about how do they feel about being competitive with other actors, or if they feel jealous, this what Ali had to say.

I feel immensely inspired when I see my contemporaries doing great work. I was jumping in my room when I saw Deepika’s Padmavati poster.
Alia Bhatt, Actor

Alia in Anything But Insecure

As we all know is that in the film industry, the career span of an actress is short lived, while an actor gets to enjoy stardom for much longer. Therefore, when Alia was asked about being insecure about being an actress, she says she feels the trend is changing, and eventually, it all depends on our writers now.

Alia hopes to continue her acting journey till the age of 90. She said, "I hope I will be acting till I am 90, and that I say bye bye to the world from a film set."

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