In the latest episode of Koffee With Karan, host Karan Johar didn’t shy away from addressing the tough questions, particularly one surrounding Alia Bhatt’s recent ‘wipe it off’ controversy related to her marriage with Ranbir Kapoor. The actress, joined by her sister-in-law Kareena Kapoor, opened up about the viral video that sparked a significant online debate.
The Controversial ‘wipe it off’ Controversy Explained
Alia Bhatt faced scrutiny after a beauty tutorial video where she mentioned Ranbir Kapoor’s preference for her not wearing lipstick. While she clarified that Ranbir appreciated the natural look, social media labeled his behavior as overbearing and ‘toxic.’ The controversy led to various discussions and assessments of their relationship, with some terming it unhealthy.
On the show, Alia explained that her candid way of speaking often gets misinterpreted. She imitates, shares anecdotes, and makes things personal, leading to comments being taken out of context. Despite her team alerting her to the situation, Alia initially brushed it off. However, she later realized the seriousness when articles started portraying Ranbir as a ‘toxic’ person. Alia clarified it in Koffee with Karan season 8 episode 4.
Alia Bhatt On Setting the Record Straight
Alia emphasized that Ranbir, who isn’t on social media, is genuinely the opposite of how he was portrayed. She expressed concern over a line being crossed and highlighted Ranbir’s perspective that the audience has the right to express opinions, even if critical. According to him, as long as the movies are doing well, complaints should be minimal.
Drawing parallels to her remarks at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, Alia reiterated that while negative comments affect her, she chooses not to ‘fight with her audience.’ Grateful for their support, she believes that as long as her movies succeed, acknowledging her audience’s role becomes paramount.
Koffee With Karan airs every Thursday midnight on Disney+ Hotstar, promising more engaging conversations and revelations with Bollywood’s biggest stars.