When director Sanjay Leela Bhansali announced that his next project ‘Inshallah’ would star Salman Khan, Twitter couldn’t contain its excitement. But, when they heard that Alia Bhatt would be paired opposite Salman, social media was quite disappointed.
Social media started questioning the massive age gap between the actors.
One user wrote: ‘Is Alia playing Salman Khan's daughter?’, While another tweeted: ‘Will the two romance? Alia is 26, Khan is 53.”
When Alia was asked about this, she told Pinkvilla, “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.”
Salman will be working with Bhansali after a gap of 20 years. Khan also made a cameo in Bhansali's ‘Saawariya’, which launched Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor.
The film also marks Bhatt's first collaboration with both Khan and Bhansali.