Alia Bhatt was recently under attack from Kangana Ranaut for not taking a stand on political and social issues. Weeks later, the Gully Boy actress has revealed what her election symbol will be if she was to form a political party.
Speaking on The Kapil Sharma Show, Alia said, “My election symbol will be a plate.” When asked about the rationale behind her decision, she said, “Because I have seen many chamche (sycophants) in politics, but there are no plates.”
Alia was on the show with the star cast of Kalank including Varun Dhawan, Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapoor. Sonakshi Sinha’s father Shatrughan Sinha is contesting this year’s Lok Sabha polls on Congress ticket. Speaking about her future election symbol, Sonakshi said that her symbol will be ‘shut up’ since she will believe in working more than speaking.
Varun Dhawan, for his part, said that his election symbol will be an underwear. Explaining the reason behind his decision, he said, “Kachcha sab se achcha (My underwear is the best). That’s because an underwear protects everyone’s dignity.”
Responding to Kangana’s criticism for not speaking on issues of political and social importance, Alia had recently said, “Listen I definitely don’t have that ability to speak as candidly as Kangana does. And I really really respect her for that. And May be in a way she is right that some time we do hold back because we don’t want or we may feel that why speak unnecessarily. My Dad always says that there are already so many opinions in the world. The world can do with one less opinion. I have an opinion but I will keep it to myself. But, kudos to her because she genuinely speaks really well.”
Alia’s mother Soni Razdan has lately been very active on social media with her candid views on politics.
Kalank is set to release on 17 April.