Alia Bhatt talks about Nepotism; Deepika Padukone’s Reaction Steals the Show

Alia Bhatt’s reaction to being called a ‘nepo’ kid during an interview with Film Companion is going viral on social media. Deepika Padukone’s reaction is unmissable.

The ‘Nepo Kid’

Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt, who started her career with ‘Student Of The Year’ in 2012, is now one of the renowned actresses in the Hindi film industry. Ever since her debut, her name has always popped up in debates over nepotism. Nevertheless, the actress has never avoided addressing the issue and has always given her thoughts on the same. Recently, an old video of Alia Bhatt talking about being labeled as a “nepo kid” has resurfaced on the internet.


During a conversation with Anupama Chopra, Alia Bhatt expressed her frustrations about being labeled as a “nepo kid” and receiving endless negativity in the form of snake emojis on her social media posts.

“Nepo, nepo kid, this that and oh my god, ‘she is so this’ and that. I get snakes constantly on my pictures, and am like, ‘What have I done?’,” says Alia.

Deepika’s reaction

To the actress’ statement, Manoj Bajpayee and Anupama Chopra laugh out loud. But Deepika Padukone chose not to react, and she maintained her calm. As we all know, Deepika is one of the outsiders in the industry who has managed to make it big without any backing. In fact, she is the most famous and highest-paid actress in Bollywood. And the Pathaan actress having a neutral reaction to Alia Bhatt’s statement reveals a lot.


Also, a video resurfaced on the internet in which Aishwarya Rai Bachchan expressed admiration for Alia Bhatt’s work and talent. But, she also highlighted the privilege that Alia receives from filmmaker Karan Johar. In the video, Aishwarya can be heard saying, “I have said this to her (Alia Bhatt) also, ‘It’s fantastic for you’. The kind of support Karan has given to her from the beginning, and to have that kind of an establishment with you is very comforting because you know it is not tough. You can have it all laid out for the longest time. And she smiled. It’s great where you as an actor know there are only good opportunities ahead.”