Bollywood supports Alia Bhatt following the “invasion of privacy”; Anushka Sharma and Janhvi Kapoor share similar experiences

After discovering two spying photographers had taken pictures of Alia Bhatt inside her own home, the actress vented her rage. The incident has been referred to as “shameful” and “disgusting” by Anushka Sharma, Janhvi Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Karan Johar, Swara Bhasker, and others who have come forth in support of Alia.

Alia Bhatt criticised an “invasion of privacy” on Instagram on Tuesday when she saw a couple of photographers taking shots of her from a nearby rooftop while she was in her living room. Numerous figures in the film industry are endorsing Alia’s post.

Bollywood stars have come up in support of Alia, calling the incident “shameful” and “disgusting,” including actor Arjun Kapoor, Shaheen Bhatt, Alia’s mother Soni Razdan, and others including Anushka Sharma, Janhvi Kapoor, Karan Johar, and Swara Bhasker.


When Anushka’s daughter Vamika was previously the target of paparazzi, they both had a similar experience. “This is not the first time they are doing this. About two years ago we called them out for the same reason! You’d think it would have made them more respectful of people’s space and privacy. Absolutely shameful! They were also the only guys posting photos of our daughter despite repeated requests,” wrote Anushka.

When the same media outlet published images of Janhvi Kapoor working out in the gym, the actress turned to her Instagram account to discuss how she, too, encountered a similar circumstance. “This is disgustingly intrusive. This publication has repeatedly done things like this. Including, despite my continuous requests, photographed me unaware; inside the gym I go to while working out through the glass door. In a space that is supposed to be private, where one does not anticipate to get photographed,” read a portion of Janhvi’s post.

Addressing the incident as ‘stalking’, Arjun Kapoor wrote on his Instagram Stories, “Absolutely shameless. This is crossing all limits if a woman isn’t feeling safe in her own home forget if she is a public figure or not for a second any sane person who takes photographs of public figures for a living needs to know that this is pathetic conduct & these are people in the media we have trusted and shown implicit faith in believing they are here to do a job not to make women feel unsafe or invade one’s privacy. This is nothing short of stalking @mumbaipolice.”

Karan Johar also wrote on his IG story, “There is no justification to this absolutely disgusting invasion of privacy. Everyone from the entertainment industry is always for the media and the paparazzi and are accommodating … but there HAS to be a LIMIT…. This is about anyone’s right to feel safe in their own homes! This is not about actors or celebrities it’s a basic human right!!!!”

Swara Bhasker commented, ” @aliaabhatt is right. This is sickening.”

Along with her sister Shaheen, Alia’s mother Soni Razdan also expressed disbelief at the occurrence. She penned, “Shocked and dismayed at this blatant disregard for a person’s privacy. Are we really turning into ‘that country’ now? Where all our cultural norms simply cease to exist when it comes to ‘getting the picture’? Hope someone can address this and fast!”