Alia Bhatt on Thursday said that she will apologise to Kangana Ranaut on personal level if she was upset with her. The Razi actress’ response comes days after Kangana lashed out at her for not responding to her gestures. In a recent interview, Kangana had spoken out about how people in the industry, including Aamir Khan and Alia Bhatt, did not support her during the release of Manikarnika. Kangana said while she had turned up for the screenings of Dangal, Secret Superstar and Raazi, Alia and Aamir failed to respond during the release of her film.
Replying to a question, Alia said, “I hope she doesn’t dislike me and I don’t think she dislikes me. I don’t think I have done anything intentionally to upset her. If I have, I will apologise to her on a personal level.”
Kangana Ranaut on Thursday said people from the Hindi film industry have ganged up against her for calling them out on “nepotism”. The actor, who was at an event of her latest Manikarnika, was asked about the lack of support to her during the film’s promotions. “How will it benefit me? I’ve already won 3-4 national awards. At the age of 31, I am a filmmaker. Khud ko he promotes kar le bohot badi baat hai (it would be a big deal if they can promote themselves).
“Is Rani of Jhansi my aunt? She’s as much mine as she’s yours. Then why are these people scared? They are worried just because I spoke on nepotism? They have formed a gang: ‘Why did she speak on nepotism?”
The actor had sparked a debate on nepotism when she appeared on Karan Johar’s chat show two years ago and started a war of words with the filmmaker after she called him the “torchbearer of nepotism” in the industry for launching star kids.
The actor, who is currently promoting her upcoming film Gully Boy with Ranveer Singh, said she has always admired Kangana. “But I have always said that I have admired her a lot as an actor and
a person. She is very outspoken and it takes courage to be that way. I wasn’t aware of this problem or anything, I was busy with the shooting. So yes, what can I say, I don’t want to upset anybody,” Alia said in an interview Thursday.
(With inputs from PTI)