The Bollywood war has turned uglier with Alia Bhatt launching a brutal counter-attack on Kangana Ranaut after the Queen actor called her a foreigner. In an interview with Arnab Goswami of Republic TV, Kangana had lashed out at the Raazi actress for ‘killing’ Sushant Singh Rajput on Koffee With Karan. Alia has updated her Instagram status to seemingly term Kangana’s utterances a ‘lie.’ This came hours after Kangana reacted to Sushant Singh’s Rajput’s tragic death and called Alia and the three Khans of Bollywood ‘foreigners.’ Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan are usually referred to as the three Khans of the Hindi film industry. In the same interview, she also lashed out at Karan Johar, Mahesh Bhatt and Javed Akhtar.
Without naming Kangana, Alia wrote on Instagram, “The truth is the truth, even if no one believes it. A lie is a lie even if everyone believes it.”
Kangana, in her interview with Goswami, had sensationally declared Alia and the Khans of Bollywood as ‘foreigners’ adding that Indian fans suffered from the Stockholm syndrome. She had said, “These are the fans, who’ve always and always hailed foreign actresses. They don’t like their colour, they don’t their language whether it is Alia (Bhatt), it’s Katrina (Kaif), Jacqueline (Fernandez) or whether it’s been Khans dominating for decades and decades on end. Fans are not my hope, let me tell you that. I am not doing it for fans…I know this country. This country has Stockholm syndrome. They like foreign people. They love it. I can’t change that and I have no intention of changing that. But I can go to sleep with a peaceful mind that I did not bend.”
Kangana had also slammed Alia for choosing to ‘kill’ Sushant during one of her appearances on Koffee With Karan. The Queen actor said, “When Alia is saying he should be killed, he(Sushant) must be thinking, ‘nobody said anything?’. People saw that episode and it had huge TRPs. Sushant never made it to the list of (good) actors. The only time he made it to a list was when one person had to be killed. If (Karan) puts Ranveer Singh or Ranbir Kapoor or Varun, he can’t kill any of them because all of them are his chamchas. So he will put Sushant Singh Rajput because he doesn’t know chamchagiri.”
In a viral episode of Koffee With Karan, Alia was seen saying, “Marry Ranbir (Kapoor), kill Sushant (Singh Rajput) and hook up with Ranveer (Singh).” However, reacting to Sushant’s death, Alia had tweeted, “I’m in a deep state of shock. No matter how much I think about it, I don’t have the words. I’m totally devastated. You’ve left us too soon. You will be missed by each and every one of us. My deepest condolences to Sushant’s family, loved ones, and his fans.”
More than one million followers had unfollowed Alia immediately after the 34-year-old actor’s death.
Sushant’s body was found inside his house on 14 June this year. The 34-year-old actor from Bihar had made his Bollywood debut with Kai Po Che before acting in successful films such as MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, PK, Raabta and Kedarnath among others.