Alia Bhatt, who is usually seen as a sweet and bubbly girl, has made explosive revelations during an interview with the Huffington Post, and she revealed that she fears being slut shamed if she opens up about her relationship with Sidharth Malhotra in public.
If you really can't believe that Alia Bhatt used those two words, read on and you'll get the whole point as to why she said that!
Alia Bhatt put forth her valid statements by saying, "In India, you are a part of a society that's very judgmental. Here, girls who have multiple boyfriends is still a huge deal and something that is frowned upon. I mean, look at Taylor Swift. She's dated, like, everybody. But if she was here, she'd be totally shamed for making those choices. Her image and appeal would be very different. The reason actresses don't talk about their private lives is because in our society there is a lot of slut-shaming. Eventually, I have a responsibility and I have to protect myself. It's important that I am seen in a certain way, it's just the way it is. Speculations about celebrities are commonplace but as long as it's not coming from the horse's mouth, you're quite safe, so to speak."
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This is not the first time that Alia Bhatt has spoken so boldly. At the beginning of this year, she was quoted as saying,
"Tomorrow if there are reports of my affairs or breakups - true or not- will hurt me emotionally. Not putting any words in the public domain saves me from any further damage. It's a way of being cautious. You become what is your personal life and I don't want my personal life to be in the limelight though it sometimes does happen by default. I am here to work and be known as an actor and not a star who is known for her happening personal life."