From the very moment the nepotism debate reemerged on the internet post actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s sudden expiry, actress Alia Bhatt has been getting angled because of her connection with Karan Johar. Even though Alia is the daughter of famous filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, it’s known to all that Karan has a major hand in influencing Alia’s career in Bollywood. On the same note, we bring to you an old interview of the Udta Punjab actress, wherein she spoke about the privilege and struggle of star kids.
While speaking to a leading media house, when Alia was asked if she made a Bollywood debut being prepared about the ups and downs of the industry, she said, “Nope! No one is prepared to face the highs and lows, no matter how much you know about the industry. Even Steven Spielberg’s daughter won’t be prepared for the journey ahead of her. It is always your own journey, irrespective of the family you come from.”
Alia further added, “I don’t think your mum, dad, father or chachu can change that or mend that for you. So, I want to punch all those people who say that star kids have it easy because it makes no sense. The way the world is today, either you have it or you don’t.” Alia further added that the only benefit that she has, is that if she wants to talk to someone about issues, she can reach out to her father who has that experience.
As per our understanding, the struggle that star kids do is nothing more than strengthening their existing connection while the outsiders have to first create a connection and then think about strengthening it.
Well, in the work front, Alia will next be seen in Brahmastra which also casts Ranbir Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Mouni Roy, Akkineni Nagarjuna and Dimple Kapadia in key roles.