Alia Bhatt though won the hearts of the audience in her bridal avatar in one of the wedding advertisements, she was picked for promoting a new perspective, Kanya Maan. This term did not go down well with the followers of the Hindu tradition. Reacting to this is actor Bijay Anand who played the actress’ father in the ad commercial. As reported in ETimes, he stated actors should be blamed for the script, as they totally trust the people working in various departments who turn the script into reality.
He said, “As actors, we trust the direction, writing, and production departments to do the right thing and not get us into controversy.” He adds though he is not an expert, they have to keep in mind the correctness of the subject, “I am not an expert on the subject, so, they have to keep in mind the appropriateness and correctness of the subject.”
While he totally agrees with the fact that everyone has opinions, he feels if everyone is so smart then we all should be scientists. “Also, everyone has their own interpretation of things. There are hundreds of scholars who have their own take on every topic. If we are so smart, then we should have been scientists,” added Bijay.
Sharing his opinions he said, “For somebody to give it a colour, it is very easy. If we are going to start communalising everything, we are only spreading hatred.” ALSO READ: Kangana Ranaut Loses Her Cool On Alia Bhatt’s New Bridal Ad: 'Don’t Use Religion To Sell Things'
The actor extending his support to the actress, said, “I’m only seeing that Alia is a Muslim girl, when she is saying ‘Kanya Maan’, for me, she is emphasising the need to respect women in a country where women are getting raped every seven minutes! Why don't you look at the fact that she is saying ‘kanya ka maan karo (respect women)’? Again, it is your choice; I'm not blaming anyone for it, but we need to remember that hatred will only give rise to more hatred.”
Urging us to see the bigger picture, he said, “In the larger picture, when you make a big deal about small things, it just escalates into something else. She is a young girl and is saying something that the director has told her to, but you are just going to go ahead and troll her. I feel that we actors are the softest targets, especially girls. At the end of the day, hatred spreads hatred, and love spreads love.” ALSO READ: Alia Bhatt Questions Conventional Beliefs In New Bridal Wear Ad: 'Why Only Kanyadaan? Naya Idea, KanyaMaan'
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