Brains for a no-brainer: Alia Bhatt teaches a lesson to Bollywood

Sep 02 2014, 00:15 IST
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Alia Bhatt was criticized for her so called negligible IQ level. (Bollywood Hungama) Alia Bhatt was criticized for her so called negligible IQ level. (Bollywood Hungama)
SummaryAlia Bhatt's debut film Student Of The Year had a scene where actor Sidharth Malhotra claims...

Alia Bhatt's debut film Student Of The Year had a scene where actor Sidharth Malhotra claims that Shanaya, the character played by Alia, is not really clever and that she is more about fashion than brains. But the role seems to have stuck with Alia Bhatt's real life image too. She became the victim of Facebook memes and Twitter jokes after her Koffee With Karan debacle. The actress in a fit of hurry claimed Prithvi Raj Chauhan to be the President of India and later, the statement made her a butt of jokes on the internet. She was regarded as the epitome of unintelligence and was criticized for her so called negligible IQ level.

Despite the jokes that turned out to be downright insulting at certain points, the actress decided to take it up as a challenge. In what could be termed as one of its kind move, Alia decided to feature in a video titled 'Alia Bhatt: Genius of the Year' for AIB (All India Backchod). The video in fact is a spoof on herself. The said video combined the jokes that went viral on the web and Alia decided to respond to them in a rather satirical manner.

While this move has left some surprised, many, on the other hand, have appreciated Alia Bhatt's tongue in cheek sense of humour and her sheer guts to laugh on herself.

In the era where Bollywood controversies and ego hassles form the daily dose of media gossip columns, Alia Bhatt decided to go ahead with this video and turn into a laughing stock, despite the risk of being flaked for the same. She is the first celebrity who decided to take a firm step and fight back criticisms but without offending anyone, at the same time adding the humour element. Many personalities are currently saluting Alia for her spirit and also for the fact that being one of the youngest actors in B-town, she has shown the level of maturity that very few have in an industry like Bollywood.

Author William Arthur Ward had once said, "To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity." To have made 'sounding unintelligent' look like a cakewalk, Alia Bhatt surely deserves credit for her sporting spirit. When one achieves fame, it is quite obvious that their actions often hog the spotlight whether it's their sweet gesture

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