Actors Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor have generated quite a buzz where their relationship is concerned, and while the two have not said much about it, the former’s mother, British-born Indian actress and film director Soni Razdan, has shared her thoughts on it in a recent interview. Aside from her daughter’s relationship status, she also spoke about what is going on in her life right now.
In an interview with Hindustan Times, Soni was asked how she felt about the speculation doing the rounds about Alia and Ranbir’s relationship, and if her daughter has spoken to her about it.
“I have a very good relationship with my daughter. I don’t go by what rumours say; I talk to her directly. We have had discussions on what’s going on or not going on in her life. It’s her life at the end of the day, so I am happy to let her live it the way she wants to. I don’t discuss these things with anybody. Of course, we know Ranbir very well,” she was quoted as saying.
Soni was next asked if she had any thoughts on the comment Rishi Kapoor made about his wife Neetu and son Ranbir liking Alia.
“I don’t know really, Rishi ji is very outspoken, he never minces words. We all know each other, I have worked with him. I know Neetu and Ranbir. What’s the big thing? But Ranbir is a lovely, lovely boy,” she said.
Where work is related, Soni said the reason she has not been so active is because there have not been any good offers, and being married has not helped matters much.
“I think I can be honest, and say: lack of good offers. There was just not good work at all, I don’t know why. In those days, there was a perception once you get married. I was young and I got married to a director and a famous guy (Mahesh Bhatt). Then it was like ‘ab shaadi shuda ho gayi toh kaam karne ki kya zaroorat hai?’- that was the attitude I had to fight against. In those days, there were a lot of prejudices, which don’t exist today,” she added.
Soni was last seen in Meghna Gulzar’s Raazi, a movie about an Indian woman serving as an undercover agent of the Research and Analysis Wing. The movie had Alia Bhatt playing the lead role.