I work hard, so why the question? - Alia Bhatt talks about nepotism, reveals her mother struggled as an actor


Alia Bhatt is undoubtedly one of the top billed actors of the film industry. Her latest release, Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani has just been another feather to the cap of success. However being born in a film family (her father Mahesh Bhatt is renowned filmmaker and her mother Soni Radam is an acclaimed actress), Alia's name has often been attached with the term ‘nepotism’. In an interaction with an international magazine, Alia gives two cents of what and how she perceives these terminologies. 

Alia stated, “I naturally was also more inclined towards it (acting), but it’s not like my father ever spoke to me like, ‘Oh, the day you want to act, we will give you this movie.’ He never brought that up. Never. And, in fact, my mum struggled as an actor. Not many people know this. She was always looking for more work as an actor, she doesn’t feel like she got her acting due, and this is being married to a director and producer.” 

Further, the actress shared that she does a lot of hard work to be at the place where she is but at the same time admitted that it was easier for her to some extent as compared to the ones who have no connections with the industry. In Alia's words, “My initial response to it (nepotism) was very defensive because I just felt like, you know, I work hard, so why the question? But I think with time and with age, you realise that there’s a lot of struggle in the world and there is a case to be made in acknowledging the headstart and acknowledging I had an easier path to get into the room.” 

Source: InStyle Australia