Any kind of criticism is just jealousy, says Ranbir Kapoor on Alia Bhatt facing ‘sexist reporting’ during her pregnancy
Bollywood couple Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt have been in the news since the very beginning of the year, first for their intimate wedding ceremony, then for sharing the screen in Brahmastra and then announcing their pregnancy. But along with it all came some not so nice remarks about Bhatt working while being pregnant, which she addressed by saying she’s not a parcel. Now, Kapoor has lauded her strength and called out the critics for being “jealous” of her.
On Sunday, the actors were interviewed by NDTV where the host asked Bhatt about her pregnancy and if she still deals with “sexist”reporting that happened when she initially announced the happy news. Before Bhatt could even answer, Kapoor jumped in and said “screw” anyone who is being sexist.
In response, Bhatt said that she hasn’t faced any sort of sexist reporting since her previous response to which Kapoor added that she is “one of the most important actors” of Indian cinema and should be respected for her work, the way she carries herself and for the values she stands by.
“I haven’t seen that strength in men or women and I think we should just respect that. I think the way she has carried herself through the entire marketing of this film being pregnant, being in the condition that she is, I think you should only be inspired by that. Any kind of criticism is just jealousy and mischief makers and stupidity and we should not take that seriously,” Kapoor said.
The Gangubai Kathiawadi actor has worked throughout her pregnancy. She has acted in Karan Johar’s next project Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani as well as her Hollywood debut Heart of Stone alongside Gal Gadot and Jamie Dornan. In the past few weeks before the film released, Bhatt was also promoting her film Brahmastra alongside Kapoor and director Ayan Mukerji.
Kapoor has Luv Ranjan’s untitled next project and Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s Animal in the pipeline.