Karan Johar blames himself for Alia Bhatt’s weight loss obsession

Published: January 7, 2018
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Karan Johar, who is a mentor to many, launched Alia Bhatt in Bollywood with Student of the Year back in 2012, alongside Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan. Since then, she has never looked back.

Recently, many have noticed Alia to be hitting the gym quite regularly and some say, she is pretty obsessed. But what’s the reason for her obsession? You may ask.

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PHOTO: VOGUE INDIA

Well, according to Bollywood Life, it is none other than the renowned film-maker himself. Karan found Alia pleasantly plump when he first saw her, so he told her to be in better shape and it seems like she’s taken that advice pretty seriously.

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Karan, who has taken up the role of an RJ on 104.8 will share further details on his radio show. He recently revealed how he feels about knowing that he is responsible for Alia’s weight obsession.

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PHOTO: BUZZFEED

According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, a caller asked Karan in the reverse rapid fire if he thought asking celebrities to lose weight for a role amounted to body-shaming, to which the Kuch Kuch Hota Hai director responded, “I asked Alia to lose weight and now, when I see her hysterical about how she looks, I feel responsible.”

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He added, “She’s in the gym every day and even if she puts on an extra kilo, she goes crazy. I think I am to blame for it. Now that I am a parent, I would never do this to Roohi and I would like to apologise to Alia.”

PHOTO: VOGUE INDIA

PHOTO: VOGUE INDIA

The Dear Zindagi star stands amongst the leading actors of tinsel town and is currently shooting for Brahmastra and Gully Boy.

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