"You can’t always look Insta-ready."
Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor are one of the most popular couples in Bollywood.
While Ranbir is yet to make his debut on social media, Alia is an avid Instagrammer who keeps treating fans to pictures of herself with Ranbir.
Talking about it, she recently said that her social media posts are simply an expression of her feelings and nothing more.
Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor dated for five years until they tied the knot in April 2022.
They got married at Ranbir’s Mumbai home Vastu, in the presence of their close friends and family members.
Their wedding pictures were first shared by Alia on Instagram. She shared them with the caption:
“Today, surrounded by our family and friends, at home… in our favourite spot – the balcony we’ve spent the last 5 years of our relationship – we got married.”
Alia and Ranbir’s wedding pictures gained a lot of attention on social media and instantly went viral.
When asked about sharing her feelings openly on the internet, she told Filmfare that she isn’t trying to gain followers with her posts.
Alia Bhatt said: “I am putting up a picture that I want to put up. I am not doing it because I feel ‘ki mere followers badh jayenge’ and all.
“So, if I put up a picture, whatever picture it may be, I am doing it because of what I’m feeling at that moment, and that’s it, there’s no other explanation for it.”
She also added: “The other side to it (social media) is the pressure of having this perfect life because like I said everybody has bad days and you have to start speaking about the fact that it’s normal to have a bad day. You can’t always look Insta-ready.”
Alia has over 66 million followers on her Instagram handle.
The actress will be next seen in Ayan Mukerji’s upcoming Brahmastra, alongside Ranbir Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Mouni Roy and Nagarjuna.
Brahmastra marks Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor’s first film. The film has been in the making for over five years and has been delayed a few times.
At a film event in 2021, Ayan talked about how the couple’s relationship started from friendship.
He said: “To be honest when we started our film, I thought this is the best casting – Ranbir and Alia, powerhouses. It was just too good.
“Then Ranbir and Alia became very good friends, then very very very good friends in life, then more than friends.
“So then, I didn’t want the whole world to see them for these 4 years.”
“I didn’t want anyone to see them till my film had not come out.”
The film is scheduled to release in September 2022. The film is being presented by RRR and Baahubali director SS Rajamouli in the Southern languages.