In 2012, Alia Bhatt made her Bollywood debut in Karan Johar’s film Student of the Year. Since then, the actress has enjoyed a successful career and she and Karan shared a special relationship. The two are often vocal about their affection for one another, but during his chatshow, the filmmaker faced a lot of criticism online for, among other things, constantly bringing up Alia in his chats. He had spoken out about getting haters for it.
The director talked openly about his connection to Alia and spoke candidly about the hate directed towards them, saying,”I think Alia and I just make each other cry. I see a lot of hate for the relationship both of us share like, online when I look. I don’t know why people get so annoyed. I’m allowed to love somebody from my heart.”
He said that he had a paternal feeling for her. “She’s the first person I felt parental about. She’s the first person I felt like I had a parental instinct for. I love her and the country knows she’s one of our finest actors. I have a tremendous amount of love, respect and admiration and I’m allowed to say what I want about her. So, if I cry at her good news and I really feel good then I’m allowed to. I’m like a parent to her. Why should I be pretending for optics? I genuinely love her and I want to say it all the time.”
Today, the director unveiled the first look from Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, and Alia is back alongside Ranveer Singh in yet another buzz-worthy movie.