The head honcho of Dharma Productions, Karan Johar, is always in the news for some weird reasons. Being the flagbearer of nepotism, he has often been severely criticised for nurturing only the star kids and giving no fucks to the outsiders. From Alia Bhatt to Sridevi’s daughter, Jhanvi Kapoor, he has been a mentor to many insiders.
But surprisingly, he feels that he has not been a perfect mentor to Alia Bhatt. We all know that Alia had a celebrated debut under his banner in ‘Student Of The Year’. Moreover, for this grand debut, he made Alia lose a lot of weight which he feels was his big mistake.
Also, our Bollywood is obsessed with size zero (all thanks to Kareena Kapoor!) and it is an unsaid truth that you need to have the perfect figure to sell your talent. But this notion is utterly stupid and Karan has realized this now and thus, he wants to apologize to Alia Bhatt since she goes berzerk every time she gains even a kilo.
Recently, in an interview with Mumbai Mirror, he admitted his mistake. He said,
“I asked Alia at the time of the Student of the Year in 2012 to lose weight and now, when I see her hysterical about how she looks, I feel responsible. She’s in the gym every day and even if she puts on an extra kilo, she goes crazy. I think I am to blame for it. Now that I am a parent, I would never do this to Roohi and I would like to apologize to Alia.”
It is fact that actresses with size “not zero” have excelled in acting, too. Look at Vidya Balan in ‘The Dirty Picture’ and Huma Qureshi in ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’, they have been breaking stereotypes like a pro. Also, it is great to see that actresses are being respected and valued because of the way they are.
As far as Karan’s apology is concerned, it is never late to say sorry.
We feel you, Alia!