Bollywood’s newly-wed couple Ranbir and Alia are currently awaiting the release of their upcoming film Bramhastra. In a recent live session, the celebrity-couple along with the Director of the film Ayan Mukherjee discussed their film.
In a recent video shared on Reddit, the couple can be seen talking about why they are not promoting the movie in the way they do for other movies. Alia can be seen saying, “Of course, we will promote the movie, but if the question you are asking is why we are not phailod everywhere…”
To this Ranbir was quick to reply and said aiming at his wife’s baby bump, “well I can say somebody has phailod.” His sudden comment left both Alia and Ayan speechless.
Netizens took to the comment section to call out Ranbir Kapoor for fat-shaming his own wife. One of the comments read, “Eh, it isn’t even a good joke. Most women already have a hard time accepting the changes pregnancy brings to their bodies, joking about it is just insensitive.” Another user added, “Ayan cringed hard on that joke.”
A user supported Alia and wrote, “That phailoed comment tho :/// also really wish Alia would embrace her bump.”
Ranbir had earlier been trolled for ‘pill-shaming’ his film, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil co-star Anushka Sharma. He said, “Anushka is the anxiety queen… She takes anti-anxiety pills even if she has to have a conversation because she is frantic.”
Brahmastra is Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor’s debut collaboration. The film is all set to release in theatres on September 9. On the movie set, the couple fell in love and married in April this year. Two months post their marriage, Alia Bhatt announced her pregnancy on her Instagram handle.
In addition to Ranbir and Alia, other important actors in Brahmastra include Nagarjuna, Mouni Roy, and Amitabh Bachchan.