Known for her brazen honesty, Kangana Ranaut during a particular segment on 'Koffee With Karan' had said that if a biopic on her were to ever be made, Karan Johar would be cast as a snooty insider who's intolerant towards outsiders and is a flag-bearer of nepotism in the industry.
However, it looks like Kangana's explosive comments didn't go well with KJo's protegy, Alia Bhatt. In a recent interview with Mid-day, the 'Badrinath Ki Dulhania' actress said that it is not right to blame nepotism because a star kid might get his/her first film due to it but can only survive if he/she is talented.
The tabloid quoted Alia as saying, "I think a star kid can get that first film due to nepotism. But to constantly get films just because you belong to a filmi family, is not possible. I don't want to take any names, but there have been many examples of sons and daughters of lineage who have come and gone without achieving anything. What about that? Eventually, people come to see you as an actor and not because your family is famous, and you can't fool them."
Crediting her success to her hard work, she further added, "I am aware people do struggle to make a mark in the industry, but it's not right to blame nepotism. I didn't plan my birth in the Bhatt family (Laughs). I can't change that and today, I am successful not just because my family is famous, but also because I have worked hard and you can't take it away from me."
Ouch, we wonder how Ms Kangana chooses to react to this?