Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor is receiving flak on social media after he ‘jokingly’ body-shamed wife Alia Bhatt in an interview.
The actors were in an interview along with the director of their upcoming movie, ‘Brahmastra’. Alia Bhatt, also his co-star in the movie, was talking about the promotion of the film. The actress was saying that the makers have not ‘phaleod’ (spread) the film but are planning to do so.
Ranbir Kapoor interrupted Alia and quipped about her weight gain due to pregnancy. He said he can see someone ‘phaloed’. Alia Bhatt was visibly shocked and left speechless. The actress immediately directed the conversation back to the promotions of the film. The video went viral on social media that left fans upset.
Netizens expressed disappointment and recalled how on several occasions he has embarrassed and visibly insulted his female co-stars. Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor have recently married. They are appearring together in the movie, Brahmastra.
During an interview, Ranbir Kapoor jokingly made a comment on Alia Bhatt for gaining weight post pregnancy. However, this joke has not gone well with Netizens. #RanbirKapoor #AliaBhatt pic.twitter.com/VMVBHePWEb
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Kapoor received flak from fans on both sides of the border. His unsettling remarks against Alia Bhatt propelled social media users to recall his rude and misogynistic remarks over the years, particularly the one in which he gave a shut-up call to Katrina Kaif during an interview.
When the chivalrous ranbir kapoor tried to drown his maid, knowing she cant swim.
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Lekin its ok since he is gOoD lOoKiNg pic.twitter.com/FZm7VBUMNU
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Social media upheaval caused the actor to apologize for his comments. In a press conference on Wednesday, he was asked to clarify his statements. He said, “Yes. Firstly, let me start with, I love my wife with everything that I have in my life. And what happened on that, I think it’s a joke that didn’t turn out to be funny. I want to apologize if I have triggered anyone. It was not my intention. So, I want to say sorry to people who got offended or triggered. I spoke to Alia about it and she laughed it off and she didn’t mind it. But I do have a bad sense of humor and sometimes it falls flat on my face. So, I am sorry if I have hurt anyone about it,” the Shamshera actor said.