Mumbai, March 7: Actress Alia Bhatt has finally responded to Kangana Ranaut’s criticism regarding Ranbir Kapoor, along with other film stars, who don’t take a stand on political and social issues by saying that she has an opinion on matters, but she likes to keep it to herself.
The ‘Raazi’ star was interacting with the media at the fourth edition of Outlook Business magazine’s ‘Women of Worth’ awards here on Wednesday.
Kangana had recently criticised actors like Ranbir Kapoor, Alia and Ranveer Singh for not voicing their opinions on political topics and for staying aloof from issues concerning the society at large.
Commenting on this, Alia said: “I definitely don’t have that ability to speak as candidly as Kangana does and I really respect her for that. Maybe, in a way she is right that sometimes we do hold back because we don’t want to talk unnecessarily about an issue.”
“My dad (filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt) always says that there are already so many opinions in the world, so the world can do with one less opinion. So, I have an opinion but I will keep it to myself. But kudos to her (Kangana) because she genuinely speaks really well”, she added.
On being part of “Kalank”, Alia said: “It has been an unbelievable journey and it is an honour to be a part of such an ensemble cast. The director of ‘Kalank’, Abhishek Verman is a very close friend of mine. I think all of us, including him, have done a lot of hard work for this film.
“It’s just the beginning… There will not be one dull moment until ‘Kalank’ releases.”
“Kalank” is a period drama produced by Karan Johar, Sajid Nadiadwala and Fox Star Studios.
Kran on Thursday unveiled the first official look of Varun Dhawan and Aditya Roy Kapoor from the film.
Directed by Abhishekh Varman, “Kalank” also features Madhuri Dixit Nene, Sonakshi Sinha, Kunal Kemmu and Sanjay Dutt. It is scheduled to release on April 19.