Alia Bhatt takes a dig at haters as she accepts the Academy's invitation, "When social media is meant to connect people ends up dividing them"
Alia Bhatt was recently invited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to be a member, and once accepted the actress would have voting rights for the next Oscars.
Appreciating the gesture and accepting the invitation, Alia shared a note on Instagram, “I thank the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for inviting me to be a member of the Academy. I feel at one honoured and humbled.”
In conclusion, Alia took a dig at social media stating that it was dividing people.
“In a world that can be unsure and fragmented, at a time when the very social media that is meant to connect people ends up dividing them, movies are the glue that binds us.” The actress faced a lot of flak on social media after the despotism debate sparked, Alia limited the comments on her Instagram account. Praising Indian cinema, Alia had added, “There is also a deep satisfaction in seeing that the voice of Indian cinema is finding a very well deserved platform on the world stage. Every year, more actors, filmmaker and technicians from India are recognised by the Academy and Indian cinema continues to reach the hearts and homes of people all over the world. I truly believe that cinema, like water, finds its level. And, like water, it know no race, class, border or geography and flows freely. It takes everything in its course: audiences who passionately love or hate it, critics who dissect it, students who immerse themselves in it. Our opinions about films maybe divided, but cinema as a whole is a powerful binding and unifying force.”