Actor Ranbir Kapoor recently responded to the criticism he faced after Alia Bhatt revealed his preference for her natural lips over lipstick. Alia had mentioned in an interview that Ranbir doesn’t like her wearing lipstick and would ask her to remove it. This comment stirred social media, with many labeling Ranbir as ‘toxic.’ Addressing this, Ranbir shared his perspective during a live fan interaction.
Ranbir’s Perspective on social media and Opinions
Despite the negativity, Ranbir expressed that he doesn’t use social media, which shields him from direct exposure to such criticism. He believes that negativity and opinions are vital, especially for artists.
Ranbir emphasized the importance of balance in handling both positive and negative feedback. He acknowledged that public perception of him, shaped by his movies, characters, and media portrayal, doesn’t belong to him but to the public and their opinions, whether positive or negative.
i am on the side of the people who are fighting for the toxic masculinity, if they use me as the face of it, it's fine because their fight is bigger than just me feeling bad about them having an opinion about what i said
What a man you're #RanbirKapoor
— 𝙑amsi ♪ (@RKs_Tilllast) October 24, 2023
Supporting the Fight Against Toxic Masculinity
Regarding the ‘toxic masculinity’ debate, Ranbir clarified that he supports those fighting against it. If people use him as a symbol for this cause, he’s okay with it, understanding the larger context of their fight. Ranbir stressed his focus on acting and proving himself to the audience.
Alia Bhatt’s Lipstick Comment
Alia Bhatt had shared in an interview that Ranbir always preferred her natural lip color, encouraging her to remove lipstick. Ranbir and Alia, who got married last year, have a daughter named Raha, who will turn one in November. Ranbir Kapoor’s upcoming project is Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s ‘Animal,’ while Alia Bhatt stars in Vasan Bala’s ‘Jigra.’ Ranbir’s response illustrates his mature approach to handling public opinions and criticisms in the realm of relationships and personal choices.