Many netizens argued that Alia Bhatt did not ‘earn’ the opportunities she got in her career.
It seems that a recent episode of Koffee With Karan 7 has viewers irked. Host and filmmaker Karan Johar has never shied away from expressing his admiration for Alia Bhatt, whose career was launched through Karan’s 2012 film, Student of the Year. Alia is currently going through a very successful streak in her career, with some of her recent performances in films like Darlings and Gangubai Kathiawadi earning her praise. But it seems that Karan’s constant appreciation of the actress has not sat well with some viewers.
During a recent episode of Koffee With Karan 7, which featured Kriti Sanon and Tiger Shroff, Karan asked the former if she ever felt any sense of envy or competition when watching her contemporaries’ works. When asking the question, Karan mentioned that many thought Alia to be one of the best actresses in Bollywood at the moment, adding that Gangubai Kathiawadi was a ‘great’ film.
Many netizens singled out this moment on the show, and expressed their annoyance with Karan for praising Alia. A user pointed out how ‘awkward’ the moment was, and another even accused Karan of being ‘disrespectful’ for asking Kriti that question. One user wrote “* b'wood actress on kwk exists * le karan: do you know alia bhatt exists better than you; like her existence on earth is so effortlessly amazing after all she's the best actress of India, gangubai was such a hit yk”.
Some users spoke of how Alia’s success was due to the several good career opportunities which she received, and added that other successful actresses had to fight for such chances. Some appreciated Kriti for the response she gave, where she said that she would have loved such ‘opportunities’ herself.
Netizens also lashed out at Alia, saying that they did not consider her to be as good an actor as Karan claimed.
Koffee With Karan 7 can be streamed on Disney+ Hotstar.