Alia Bhatt shared this image. (courtesy: aliaabhatt)
Alia Bhatt was honoured with the Time100 Impact Award at the National Gallery Singapore, where the ceremony was held, on Sunday. The mom-to-be was looking gorgeous in a metallic cape gown. The actress, during her acceptance speech that has been shared by Time, was quite vocal about her flaws. From being “terrible at spelling” to having “no sense of geography,” Alia shared it all. But it doesn't define Alia Bhatt. Agree, right? As per Alia, she has “a deep sense of respect for different cultures” and she's emotionally intelligent. To Alia, it is the “flaws” that matter because “perfection is boring.” This is not the first time Alia Bhatt has publicly spoken about being terrible with spelling. Let's rewind to June when the actress had misspelt “archaic” and wrote “archake” instead in her post calling out sexist reporting on her pregnancy. But she honestly accepted her mistake. In a subsequent update, Alia wrote, “Archaic* I'm lovely but I'm also terrible with my spellings.”
Alia Bhatt said, “If it falls to me in any way to lead by example, be a role model or make any kind of impact, I want to do it in as human and as flawed a way as possible. Because, after all these years, the thing I've realized is: It's the flaws that make you. Perfection is boring.”
She continued, “Tonight, I want to take a moment with you all to celebrate my flaws along with my strengths. For example, I'm terrible at spelling. Like, really bad. But I do know what to say to someone who's vulnerable. I have no sense of geography. Zero. I do not get directions. But I have a deep sense of respect and regard for different cultures.”
Alia Bhatt added that her “general knowledge is widely known to be weak” but she has worked really hard to cultivate her “emotional intelligence.” Alia is strict on herself about her weight and looks but there's one thing she can never say no to – “I have a tendency to be hard on myself with regards to my weight and my appearance. But I never say no to a french fry because, you know, YOLO (you only live once)," she said at the awards.
Alia Bhatt, in her speech, added that she celebrates “flawed people through her movies and characters.” She said, “Because at the end of the day, it's the imperfections that make a character compelling. So, what I'm trying to say is that being yourself is truly the greatest impact that you could make. In the movies and in life, you do not have to be perfect; you just have to bring everything you have—the lows, the highs and the real things we are actually afraid of speaking about. There's no greater impact than being yourself.”
The actress concluded her acceptance speech with a thank you note for her family, husband Ranbir Kapoor and an adorable mention of her baby. “But for now, tonight, this award has genuinely made an impact on me - me and my little one, who has relentlessly kicked me throughout this speech. Thank you so much,” she said at the end of her speech.
Alia Bhatt announced that she will be given the Time100 Impact Award last week. She shared a screenshot of Time's essay, where they described her as a “modern woman” with “flaws and all,” and added sun icons to the caption.
Alia Bhatt is known for her performances in films like Highway, Raazi, Gangubai Kathiawadi and Gully Boy, will next be seen in Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani. She will also make her Hollywood debut with Tom Harper's Heart Of Stone.