The news of Alia Bhatt’s pregnancy has probably already clogged your social media feed. The 29-year-old actor, who married fellow actor Ranbir Kapoor in April this year, shared a heartwarming post announcing her pregnancy on Instagram. Social media was flooded with congratulatory messages for the couple. But because misogyny and women go hand in hand, the trolls jumped in.
Netizens were keen to notice how her pregnancy news came merely two months after the Alia Bhatt - Ranbir Kapoor wedding – which is still a perfectly normal amount of time to get pregnant in – implying that she may have been pregnant at the time of the wedding. Despite the fact that it is 2022 and the concept of premarital sex isn’t new, this was one unsurprising hot take no one asked for.
But possibly the most damaging conversation around this event is the trolls’ very misogynistic understanding of marriage: Bhatt used pregnancy as a tactic to ‘trap’ Kapoor into marriage.
We aren't surprised by this take. From gold diggers to opportunists, homewreckers to selfish, women have been slapped with labels since time immemorial.
The idea that Bhatt would 'trap' a man like Kapoor – a boy-next-door with a heart of gold – plays on the stereotype that women often lure men with their beauty and trap them into marriage or childcare to mooch money off them.
We aren’t going to get into why this perception is toxic and insulting, so instead, we’re going to show you that Alia Bhatt’s pregnancy has nothing to do with Kapoor being trapped. Warning: the points ahead will thoroughly convince you.
Alia Bhatt’s pregnancy a way to ‘trap’ Ranbir Kapoor? Read these 9 facts instead
- She has a greater net worth than her husband
As of 2021, Alia Bhatt was worth Rs. 517 crore. Ranbir Kapoor was worth Rs. 203 crore. Gold digger who?
2. Her latest film, Gangubai Kathiawadi, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival
And Bhatt has repeatedly spoken of how her dream of working with renowned director Sanjay Leela Bhansali finally came true.
3. Closer home, the film made Rs. 209 crore at the box office
Talk about a good investment.
4. The film also dominated the number 1 position on Netflix, worldwide
The girl is literally living her dream.
5. Her first Telugu film, RRR, made Rs. 1114 crore at the box office
And she got the opportunity to work with the legendary S.S. Rajamouli.
6. Speaking of which, RRR (Hindi) dominated at the number 1 position on Netflix, worldwide
Talk about a great debut.
7. She’s working on her first international film with Gal Gadot and Jamie Dornan
Hollywood, here she comes!
8. Alia Bhatt's Darlings is set to premiere on Netflix on August 5th
This Hindi-language comedy drama, produced by Bhatt stars Shefali Shah, Bhatt, Vijay Verma, and Roshan Mathew and is the directorial debut of Jasmeet K Reen. Watch the Darlings teaser here:
9. , hNot to mention, her investment in Nykaa has gotten her handsome returns
Again, gold digger who?
We hope these reasons are enough for the trolls to know that there would be no need for Bhatt to trap anyone into doing anything, because the woman can afford everything and more. She’s the most successful Bollywood actress currently, and her accolades are proof of that. Thank you, next.
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