I hope justice is served, Alia Bhatt on Kathua rape case


During the song launch of ‘Raazi’, Alia Bhatt was asked to comment on the recent incident of Kathua rape case. The ‘Highway’ actress said that she felt “angry and upset” after learning the disgusting incident and she hoped that justice is served.

Speaking at the launch of a song from the film, ‘Raazi’, Alia Bhatt said, "It is a very disgraceful, shameful and terrible incident that has happened. As a girl, as a woman, as an individual, as a resident of this country, I feel very bad and hurt that something like this has happened," reports IANS.

Mehgna Gulzar’s ‘Raazi’ is an adaptation of Harinder Sikka's novel ‘Calling Sehmat’. Alia plays the role of an Indian spy married to Pakitani army officer and passed out secret information of Pakistan to India. The film is set at the backdrop of India-Pakistan War of 1971.

"I was reading about the case for many days, but I stopped reading updates since the past two days because I think the more I read it, it makes me more upset, angry and hurt. I hope from my heart that justice is served. We should really go out there and condemn this because this cannot be done to us again and again," Alia added.

Alia Bhatt was accompanied by director Meghna Gulzar, co-actors Vicky Kaushal and Jaideep Ahlawat. The team launched the patriotic song, titled, ‘Ae Watan’.