Where the whole world is going gaga over Ranbir and Alia's love-affair, there is someone who is least affected by the rumors. Recently, pictures of Bhatt talking to Ranbir in Alia’s apartment surfaced and sent everyone started buzzing about whether he was praising the actor for his latest film Sanju, or was he giving his nod to the Ranbir-Alia relationship?
I’d let the paparazzi guess if papa is raazi
Mahesh Bhatt reacted by saying, “When I saw those pics, I was like, ‘Oh, the paparazzi age is here and you have people from the outside using their premise to capture the image, because that’s what the nation is thrusting for.’ So, not saying more, I’d let the paparazzi guess if papa is raazi.”
When asked whether he ever helps Alia in her personal life, Mahesh said: “It’s very obvious that [Ranbir-Alia] are making no bones about talking to people about them being intimate. And I don’t belong to that category of parents who’d advise their children about their personal choices. Alia is an adult and it’s a matter that she has to resolve. It’s their life, their space. I respect and admire them for choosing to talk to the world when, and if, they want to do.”
Ace director-producer Bhatt added: “That way, she’s very unlike my elder daughter, Pooja (actor-filmmaker), who lives her life in the public eye. I never had walls around me and I’ve been very expressive, and Pooja is more like me. But Alia is of a different temperament and why she chooses to speak or doesn’t speak is something she has the right to answer.”
Talking about Ranbir, Mahesh said: “I like and love him very much. He has got a core far deeper than what cinema space can capture.”
“He astounded me in Sanju. After Amitabh Bachchan’s Deewar (1975), this is the first time I’ve seen an actor take charge of a character, which is iconic like Sanjay Dutt. Ranbir is barely 34 or 35 and though he comes from the great lineage of the Kapoor family, he has a unique charm and talent that’s his own. He is an original, just like Alia is an original,” added Alia Bhatt's father Mahesh Bhatt.
On a related note, Ranbir will be next seen opposite Alia Bhatt in Ayaan Mukherjee's Brahmastra.