Bollywood stars like Salman Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt and many others who performed at the Saifai Mahotasav and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav have been criticized for spending money on the actors while this could have been used for the relief and rehabilitation of the Muzaffarnagar riot victims. A day after eminent producer Mahesh Bhatt apologised for not being able to stop daughter Alia Bhatt from performing at the Saifai Mahotsav, saying he had ‘failed as a father’.
Salman Khan, who was also amongst the performers, says Bhatt needn’t be apologetic about his daughter’s “upbringing” Sallu tweeted – “Bhatt saab, no need for apology, Alia’s upbringing is great. I was proud to share the stage with her. She earns her living with hard-work and dignity.”
Shahrukh Khan did come out in support of the actors but some like Sharmila Tagore called it a mess. Alia Bhatt too has come out with an apology and termed her performance a ‘mistake’.