New Delhi: An old video of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan reportedly dissing Alia Bhatt for her privilege of having ‘only good opportunities which are literally on her lap’. Celebrities have often remarked on the nepotism debate in the past, which has fueled the discussion. Aishwarya’s video has surfaced to add to the ongoing argument on the internet despite the fact that the long debate doesn’t seem to be winding down.
A old interview clip was posted online with the caption,“When #AishwaryaRaiBachchan took a sly dig at #AliaBhatt’s nepotistic privilege.”
In the old interview, the actor can be heard saying,“I have said this to her also, ‘It’s fantastic for you’. The kind of support Karan (Johar) has given to her from the beginning, and to have that kind of an establishment with you is very comforting because you know it is not tough. You can have it all laid out for the longest time. And she smiled. It’s great where you as an actor know there are only good opportunities ahead.”
“But what’s nice is she is also doing good work, along with great opportunities which are there literally on her lap, regularly,” she added.
Check out the clip here:
When #AishwaryaRaiBachchan took a sly dig at #AliaBhatt‘s nepotistic privilege: “Opportunities Are There On Her Lap Regularly” pic.twitter.com/frC4LgluJl
— Rahul Chauhan (@RahulCh9290) March 19, 2023
Social media users are wondering whether Ashwariya Rai was taking a jibe at the actor or just spilling facts in the video.
Well she said it as it is. They worked hard back then with no privileges and no baby sitting
— ADI R (@AdishkaRambaran) March 19, 2023
Sly dig? Isn’t it the truth?
— S Majumder (@Sm1_Majumder) March 19, 2023
Even if someone gets the best opportunities not everyone can act n make a mark for themselves. Like her Husband who got the best kind of opportunities but still he’s not a hit star even after 20 yrs. Alia is the most talented actress n her work speaks volumes.
— Savleen (@Savleen38776693) March 19, 2023
— kangana admirer (@kanganaadmirer) March 22, 2023
I think she’s conveniently forgotten the “opportunities” on her lap when she was @SanjayLeelaB muse!! Opportunities can only mean so much! One has to be inherently talented too which Ash loses in her plastic performance!!! It’s a good thing she has brand endorsements!!!
— Binky (@binkyc19) March 19, 2023
Many people, however, defended Alia and mocked Aishwarya for being ‘jealous’ of the actress’ accomplishment. Others made fun of her husband, Abhishek Bachchan, saying that he, too, got opportunity on a platter.
On the work front, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be next seen in ‘Ponniyin Selvan 2’, a sequel to Mani Ratnam’s Tamil film that is scheduled to release in April.