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Alia’s Co-star Bijay Anand: Kanya Maan To Me Is To Respect Women

Opening up on the ongoing Kanya Maan controversy of the recent ad featuring Alia Bhatt, her co-star Bijay Anand says Kanya Maan to me is to respecct women.

Recently we all saw how the stunning young star Alia Bhatt won hearts of fans and audiences with her bridal avatar in one of recent advertisements for Manyavar Mohey wherein the new day concept of Kanya Maan with a totally fresh perspective on marriage tradition of Kanya Daan didn’t settle down well with netizens and staunch followers of Hinduism and now finally reacting to this in his recent interview with a leading digital entertainment portal, Alia’s co-star Bijay Anand says Kanya Maan to me is to respect women.

Supporting his co-star Alia Bhatt and opening up on the ongoing controversy that has erupted on social media related with the Manyavar ad in which he played Alia’s father, Alia’s co-star Bijay Anand says Kanya Maan to me is to respect women.

Giving his take on same in the new interview, Alia’s co-star Bijay Anand says Kanya Maan to me is to respect women.

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Bijay Anand started off by saying, “As actors, we trust the direction, writing, and production departments to do the right thing and not get us into controversy. I am not an expert on the subject, so, they have to keep in mind the appropriateness and correctness of the subject”.

He also shared, “Also, everyone has their own interpretation of things. There are hundreds of scholars who have their own take on every topic. If we are so smart, then we should have been scientists. For somebody to give it a colour, it is very easy. If we are going to start communalising everything, we are only spreading hatred”.

Supporting his co-star Alia Bhatt, he said, “I’m only seeing that Alia is a Muslim girl, when she is saying ‘Kanya Maan’, for me, she is emphasising the need to respect women in a country where women are getting raped every seven minutes! Why don’t you look at the fact that she is saying ‘kanya ka maan karo (respect women)’? Again, it is your choice; I’m not blaming anyone for it, but we need to remember that hatred will only give rise to more hatred”.

Finally urging fans to see bigger picture he concluded the interview by saying, “In the larger picture, when you make a big deal about small things, it just escalates into something else. She is a young girl and is saying something that the director has told her to, but you are just going to go ahead and troll her. I feel that we actors are the softest targets, especially girls. At the end of the day, hatred spreads hatred, and love spreads love”.

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