Ranbir Kapoor was criticized for making an’ insensitive’ joke on Alia Bhatt’s weight gain during a new live interaction. Alia had announced her pregnancy in June via an Instagram post with the couple’s photograph. Alia and Ranbir will soon be seen in their first movie together, Brahmastra. While promoting the fantasy drama on Thursday, Ranbir pointed to Alia’s pregnant tummy and remarked on her weight gain. Many social media users questioned the actor’s sense of humour, and said his body-shaming Alia was ‘offensive’.
In a new interaction, Ranbir and Alia were spotted opening up on why they are not promoting their movie Brahmastra extensively. They were joined by the movie’s director Ayan Mukerji. In a video from their interaction that was posted by fan accounts on Instagram, Reddit and other social media stages, Ranbir could be seen interrupting Alia, when she talked about going on Brahmastra promotions.
Alia had said, “We will do it (promote the film extensively). If you are asking why we are not phailoed (spreading) everywhere… right now our focus is…” when Ranbir Kapoor chimed in and said as he looked at Alia’s pregnancy belly, “Well, I can see somebody has phailoed.” After Alia looked shocked, Ranbir patted her back and said, “Joke.” Alia was spotted wearing a baggy colourful T-shirt and yellow shorts in the video.
Many fans reacted to the video. One person commented, “This is sad to watch.” Another person wrote, “That wasn’t funny at all.” Another user wrote, “Alia deserves better.” A fan commented, “That was a disgusting joke to say to a pregnant woman.” One commented, “It was distasteful and not very mature.”