Alia Bhatt defends Ranbir Kapoor’s Shamshera flop, says ‘we should be little kind to Hindi films’

After Ranbir Kapoor’s Shamshera flopped, Alia Bhatt feels that it is important to be kind to Hindi films in such times. She also pointed out that not all South Indian movies have done well this year.


  • Alia Bhatt feels that one needs to give Bollywood a fair chance.
  • She pointed out at not all South Indian films have done well this year.
  • Alia Bhatt opened up about the poor performance of Ranbir’s Shamshera

The Hindi film industry is struggling to regain momentum post the Covid-19 pandemic. Bollywood recently tried to revive its fortunes with Ranbir Kapoor’s Shamshera. Things, however, didn’t go as planned as the Yash Raj Films-backed actioner underperformed at the box office. The South Indian film fraternity has, meanwhile, become the talk of the town with blockbusters such as SS Rajamouli’s RRR and the Yash-led KGF Chapter 2. Alia Bhatt has now reacted to the North vs South debate and urged everyone to be “a little kind to Hindi films.”


Alia Bhatt, who scored two big hits with RRR and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s latest magnum opus Gangubai Kathiawadi, is promoting her upcoming Netflix film Darlings. During a recent interview with Indian Express, the star said that people tend to overlook the fact that a few Bollywood films have managed to exceed expectations at the box office despite the challenging times. She added that not every South Indian movie has done well this year.

“It’s a tough year for Indian cinema. We should be a little kind to Hindi films. Today, we are sitting here and saying, ‘Oh Bollywood, oh Hindi cinema’. But are we counting the films that have done well this year? Even in the South industry, all their films have not worked. A good film will always do well,” said Alia.

She further added that everyone has been working hard. She said, “Nobody is just sitting, eating popcorn and saying, ‘Jo hona hai hone do’. Everybody cares. If you ask anyone, who is into the movie business, we are literally just talking movies, that’s all we talk about.”


Alia Bhatt, meanwhile, is going through a busy phase on the work front. Bollywood’s favourite student will be seen in the dark comedy Darlings, slated to debut on Netflix on August 5. She is set to return to the theatres with the Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra, which is slated to open in theatres on September 9. The film features Ranbir Kapoor in the role of a young man with superpowers and is his first collaboration with his wife. Brahmastra’s cast includes Amitabh Bachchan, Mouni Roy, and Tollywood legend Akkineni Nagarjuna.

Alia is set to make her Hollywood debut with Heart of Stone, co-starring Gal Gadot.

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