It's fair for me to expect it in my own home: Alia Bhatt talks about privacytext_fields
In a recent interview with Vogue magazine, Alia Bhatt, who earlier this year had criticised a media outlet for taking and releasing unauthorised photos of her while she was at home, discussed her relationship with the paparazzi. On a few occasions, the actress said, she thought the paparazzi had also been "very respectful."
One such instance occurred when the paparazzi failed to take images of her daughter Raha at the Mumbai airport. "I genuinely believe that we are one industry. The paparazzi are like my work family and they have been very respectful. When I travelled back from London last month, all of them put their cameras away immediately at the airport. Not a single picture of Raha was circulated," Alia Bhatt was quoted by Vogue as saying.
The paparazzi were specifically invited by Alia Bhatt and her husband Ranbir Kapoor to meet them in Mumbai together with Neetu Kapoor. They pleaded for their privacy and asked them not to take images of their daughter Raha, NDTV reported.
Regarding the incident in February where a paparazzi took an unapproved photo of the actress, Alia said, "I did feel bad about the incident that took place in February, but I wish news portals picking up the image had been more mindful. I feel like websites sometimes don't know what they're picking up either. But I just wanted to highlight that they need to be a little more conscious when it comes to actors. There are cameras everywhere and it has become this unspoken rule that when we are in public, we are up for absolute consumption. We can't stop that. But I think it's fair for me to expect privacy in my own home. Honestly, there's no beef, no angst, no upsetness. I said what I had to say and received a lot of support for it. And I think people also understood that what I was asking for wasn't too much."
Earlier this year, Alia Bhatt criticised the publication for publishing images of her without her permission and tagged Mumbai Police in the article. She wrote, "Are you kidding me? I was at my house having a perfectly normal afternoon sitting in my living room when I felt something watching me... I looked up and saw two men on the terrace of my neighbouring building with a camera right at me! In what world is this okay and allowed? This is a gross invasion of someone's privacy and it's safe to say all lines were crossed dat."
Following Alia Bhatt, a number of actors—including Zeenat Aman, Sushmita Sen, Janhvi, Arjun Kapoor, director Karan Johar, and producer Karan Johar—wrote about how their privacy had been violated.