Straight out of school, a 17-year-old Alia Bhatt had auditioned for Karan Johar‘s Dharma Productions a few years ago. And when the filmmaker saw her tape, he instantly fell in love with her filmy demeanor.
That’s when he decided to launch her alongside Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra with Student Of The Year. But he had asked her to shed some extra pounds and achieve a better shape before coming on board. And the youngster left no stone unturned in losing those kgs. She was even seen sporting a super hot yellow bikini in the film.
Post that, the actress went on to lose some more weight and is quite a fitness freak now. She eats right and hits the gym regularly and we even get to see glimpses of her extensive workouts on social media every now and then. KJo, who was the first one to ask her to lose weight, feels responsible for obsession to stay in shape.
For those who don’t know, Karan is now an RJ on 104.8 and during the show. When a caller asked him if telling celebrities to lose weight for a role amounts to body-shaming. He responded saying, “I asked Alia to lose weight and now, when I see her hysterical about how she looks, I feel responsible… She’s in the gym every day and even if she puts on an extra kilo, she goes crazy. I think I am to blame for it. Now that I am a parent, I would never do this to Roohi and I would like to apologise to Alia.”
Clearly, parenthood chances a person’s perspective!