Alia Bhatt responds to Salman Khan criticism

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Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt has finally responded to trolls who have criticised the makers of an upcoming film for casting her alongside Salman Khan.

Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt last month announced that they have been roped in as lead pair in ‘Padmaavat’ director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next big project named ‘Insha Allah’.

“It’s been 20 years but I am glad Sanjay and I are finally back in his next film, ‘Inshallah’. Looking forward to work with Alia and inshallah we will all be blessed on this journey. #Inshallah” Salman Khan wrote on Twitter.

Alia too shared her excitement about the project with fans

“I was nine when I first walked into Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s office, all nervous and hoping and praying that I would be in his next film. It’s been a long wait. Dream with your eyes wide open they say and I did. Sanjay Sir and Salman Khan are magical together and I can’t wait to join them on this beautiful journey called ‘Inshallah’” the ‘Udta Punjab’ actress had written on Twitter.

But since then, the duo are receiving criticism over being cast as lead pair despite the “age gap”.

One Twitter users even came up with an old picture to express shock.

Now, the ‘Kalank’ actress has finally responded to the criticism.

Speaking to Pinkvilla in an interview, the actress said that she hasn’t got any criticism on being paired opposite Salman Khan adding that neither Salman nor Sanjay Leela Bhansali gets bothered by the criticism they receive.

“I didn’t get any criticism. I think I got a lot of excitement. I think speculation is also a form of excitement in a way and why shouldn’t there be speculation. There should be and at least I am not bothered by that and I don’t think Salman or Bhansali sir are bothered. I think this is a filmmaker who has given us very good films, he is someone who we all are very fond of and I think we should just trust him with his vision,” the actress told Pinkvilla.

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