Alia Bhatt has criticised media’s for its speculations on her career following the birth of her child. The actor is expecting her first baby with husband Ranbir Kapoor and is currently gearing up for her first film as a producer- Darlings.
Starring Bhatt in the lead, the film features Shefali Shah, Vijay Verma, and Roshan Mathew in important roles. The actor had announced her pregnancy through an Instagram post on June 27. While she received an immense amount of love for this new journey in life, the announcement also brought her way speculations about her future. Will she slow down on the work front for motherhood? Will she give up her career altogether? Responding to the narrative being shaped online around her future, Bhatt said that she intended to follow her heart and go with her instinct and gut.
Alia Bhatt on Motherhood and Career: Why should pregnancy change anything?
Speaking about the supposed impact of motherhood on her career, Bhatt said, “Of course, I am young, but why does that have to change anything? Why does having a family or a child have to change my professional life? They are two completely different things. I would continue to and prefer to lead by example and action as opposed to giving any attention to nonsensical things. To me, the people having those opinions show where they are in life. It doesn’t say anything about where I am. In fact, a lot of decisions that I have made in my life — singular, not in any relation to anyone — have happened when it was least expected.” The actor further added that one doesn’t plan great things, they just happen.
She also spoke up about how women are always in the spotlight and are criticized for everything they do. “Everything a woman does is put in headlines. Whether she has decided to become a mother, she is dating somebody new, she is going for a cricket match or on a holiday. What I consciously want to do is follow my heart and go with my instinct and gut. That’s exactly what I have done through my professional and personal life and things have worked out beautifully.”
On the work front, Alia Bhatt has a number of projects lined up including Darlings releasing August 5, Brahmastra Part One: Shiva with Ranbir Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Mouni Roy, and Nagarjuna, releasing on September 9. Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani with Ranveer Singh, slated to release on February 11, 2023. and Farhan Akhtar’s Jee Le Zaraa co-starring Priyanka Chopra and Katrina Kaif. In addition to this, she will also be featured alongside Gal Gadot, in Heart of Stone which marks her Hollywood debut.
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