I regret not being more politically aware – Alia Bhatt on ‘Saifai Mahotsav’
Newbie actres Alia Bhatt has expressed regret of not being politically aware but feels that that it was not fair to call her and other participants at the ‘Saifai Mahotasav’ inhuman. The cultural event in the ancestral village of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav saw performances by Salman Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Alia.The event drew criticism from media and public who slammed the state government for spending lavishly on Bollywood stars at a time when Muzaffarnagar riot victims struggling without proper rehabilitation.
Alia Bhatt apologized and said, “we are not sadistic people. We did good cause as well. I do feel bad for not being aware. I was aware of the riots… but I was not aware of the circumstances few days prior to the event. I feel bad about that and I genuinely believe I should be more aware of the happenings.It was just not fair to call us inhuman. My father did not apologise for what I did. He apologized for the fact that being so politically aware he let this happen. I think even he could not connect the dots. He accepted the mistake.”
Alia Bhatt is all set to be next seen in Imtiaz Ali’s Road movie ‘Highway’. In the film Alia plays a city girl- Veera, who gets kidnapped and eventually finds freedom in her bondage.