Ranbir Kapoor draws flak online for weight shaming his pregnant wife Alia Bhatt

Ranbir Kapoor draws flak online for weight shaming his pregnant wife Alia Bhatt

In a live video promoting their upcoming film Brahmastra, Kapoor pointed at Bhatt's growing belly and said "somebody has phailoed [spread]".
19 Aug, 2022

Bollywood’s Ranbir Kapoor has landed himself in hot water with a comment about his wife’s pregnancy body that has irked people on Instagram. Kapoor and his actor wife Alia Bhatt had gone live on a social media portal to promote their upcoming film Brahmastra when people asked Bhatt about how they plan on promoting the film, to which the Gangubai Kathiawadi star responded they haven’t “phailoed [spread]” the film. Kapoor chimed in pointing at her pregnant belly and said someone had phailoed instead.

Shared on Thursday, the video has been doing the rounds on social media. In the video, Ayan Mukerji, the director of Brahmastra, was also seen seated next to the main stars. Bhatt announced her pregnancy at the end of June.

Her husband’s comment wasn’t taken lightly by those who tuned into the live session. Though Kapoor patted Bhatt’s back and said “in a very cute way”, social media users didn’t find it cute at all.

Fan accounts that posted the video on Instagram, leading to a lot of backlash for the actor.

In the comment section a lot of the people expressed their concern. For some, it was “sad to watch”. One user wrote that it wasn’t funny at all.

Another brought Kapoor’s age into the discussion and said he is a “40-year-old man child with no common sense.” Another one pointed how this was a major red flag.

This user said that no one should ever say a word to a pregnant lady about her weight, not even as a joke, because she is already feeling insecure about it. Another pointed at his behaviour being a red flag and requested him to be a gentleman. “How mean? Not funny at all,” wrote another.

Bhatt and Kapoor got married in April at their home in Mumbai, India. They recently unveiled the second song from their upcoming film ‘Dance Ka Bhoot’. the much awaited film will hit the theatres on September 9 and also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Mouni Roy and others in pivotal roles.


Taj Ahmad Aug 19, 2022 05:27pm
Nice couple, congrats on theirs new upcoming new child.
Syed Hasni Aug 19, 2022 06:57pm
Mian Biwi Raazi to Kya Karey Kazi !
Excercise solution Aug 19, 2022 09:36pm
Very sad..... he should respect his wife...
Attaullah Bhatti Aug 19, 2022 10:29pm
Making a fussss outa nothin
Multani Aug 19, 2022 11:51pm
Don’t we have anything better news than this loser old 2 nd class Indian actor.
M. Emad Aug 20, 2022 12:24am
Shri Ranbir Kapoor ---- most Handsome Bollywood actor.
Rami Aug 20, 2022 12:57am
Obviously he was trying to joke around !
Anonymouseee Aug 20, 2022 02:27am
Fat is fat and thin is thin. Calling a spade, a spade isn’t wrong.
Fayzan Mirza Aug 20, 2022 03:13am
Wow, are we that triggered as a human species, that we will start judging couples for their banter? Awesome acheivement. This is something to be more concerned about then people dying of hunger right?
Baba ladla Aug 20, 2022 08:15am
I think everyone other than Alia is offended! Chill
Mahnaz Qaiser Aug 20, 2022 08:46am
Oh for goodness sake!Have you people nothing else to do?She is clearly not offended,but everyone else is.
Rafique Aug 20, 2022 10:31am
He should be nice to his wife! Love is the answer!
Isthisreal Aug 20, 2022 11:50am
Trying to joke around In a dimwitted way..poor guy, could not do better..
Tas Aug 20, 2022 12:01pm
So unfortunate that majority of the men are like that! Girls feel insecure about their bodies when they are pregnant and many have gone into depression because of comments like this and the main culprits are the husbands most of the time!