“My Sense Of Humour Falls Flat”

A throwback of Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt at the Brahmastra poster launch.

New Delhi:

Ranbir Kapoor, who has been dominating the trends list and for not the right reasons recently, during the promotions of Brahmastra in Chennai, apologised for his comment about pregnant wife Alia Bhatt that he made recently. In a video that is now viral, the actor can be heard saying at the film’s promotional event, “Firstly, I love my wife with everything I have in my life. It’s a joke that didn’t turn out to be funny. It wasn’t my intention. I spoke to Alia about it later and she laughed it off. My sense of humour falls flat on my face sometimes. I apologise to those who got offended by it.”

Here’s a little background for those who require one. Last week, during an Instagram Live session, speaking of Brahmastra promotions, Alia Bhatt  said, “We will promote the film, and we will be everywhere but if the question you are asking is why we are not phailoed (as in spread) everywhere, right now our focus is…” Her sentence was interrupted by Ranbir Kapoor, who, pointing at Alia’s baby bump said, “Well I can say somebody has phailoed.” He quickly added that it was a “joke.” The actor received major flak on social media. Many users flagged Ranbir Kapoor’s comment as insensitive.

Here’s the video of Ranbir Kapoor apologising at the Brahmastra promotional event:

“I spoke to Alia about it and she really laughed it off” #RanbirKapoor apologizing on his comment

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This is the video from the interaction, for which Ranbir Kapoor received major flak.

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt got married in April at their house Vastu in the presence of family and a few close friends. They will be seen sharing screen space for the first time in Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra. Announcing her pregnancy in June, Alia Bhatt wrote in an Instagram post: “Our baby… Coming soon.”