Alia Bhatt has reacted to Kangana Ranaut calling her performance in Gully Boy “mediocre” and one that shouldn’t be compared to her own performance in Manikarnika. Alia told Bollywood Hungama:
"I respect Kangana’s work a lot and I respect her opinion. If she feels a particular way she must have reason to feel that way. I would rather remember how much she had praised me after watching Raazi. And I’d just like to focus on my work. Maybe she will appreciate me again if I work hard enough." - Alia Bhatt, to Bollywood Hungama
Earlier, an entertainment portal had compared Kangana’s performance in Manikarnika to Alia’s in Gully Boy, to which Kangana said,
"I am embarrassed…What is there to beat in Gully Boy performance ….same snappy muh phat girl… Bollywood’s idea of a fiery girl, woman empowerment and good acting, spare me this embarrassment, please. Media has taken filmy kids love too far…stop pampering mediocre work or else bar will never be raised." - Kangana Ranaut, Actor
This was Kangana’s second potshot at Alia, earlier she had also mentioned how Alia should :grow a spine”, and not be “Karan Johar’s puppet”. This rivalry between the two began months ago when Kangana felt that Alia did not appreciate the actor’s performance in and help promote Manikarnika.
(With inputs from Bollywood Hungama)
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