TOO MUCH Edit? Alia Bhatt’s Vogue Thailand Cover Sparks Debate Over Altered Appearance

Alia Bhatt's recent appearance on the cover of Vogue Thailand stirs a debate online as netizens struggle to recognize the Bollywood actress due to her altered appearance.

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  • Alia Bhatt poses for Vogue Thailand, but her appearance raised eyebrows
  • Many netizens expressed surprise at Alia's altered appearance
  • Alia resembled other Bollywood actresses like Shraddha Kapoor and more

1st September 2023, Mumbai: Alia Bhatt, the celebrated Bollywood actress, recently graced the cover of Vogue Thailand, marking her presence in international fashion. However, what was expected to be a moment of celebration turned into a controversy as a surprising number of netizens struggled to identify her in the photos. Alia Bhatt, known for her versatile acting and recent National Award win, has made headlines for her remarkable career, including her Hollywood debut in “Heart of Stone” and her role in the Bollywood film “Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani.”

Alia looked unrecognizable in the photos

Despite her fame and accomplishments, Alia has often been a target of criticism, from alleged plastic surgery rumors to controversial statements about her marriage with Ranbir Kapoor. This time, netizens took to social media to express their surprise and confusion at her appearance on the Vogue Thailand cover. Many netizens commented that Alia looked unrecognizable in the photos, with some even suggesting that she resembled other Bollywood actresses like Shraddha Kapoor, Richa Chadha, and Manushi Chhillar. The images from the shoot sparked a viral discussion on platforms like Reddit, where users speculated about the reasons behind Alia’s altered appearance.

“Desi Nina Dobrev” and many more trolls

Some attributed the change to heavy Photoshop editing or makeup, while others noted subtle differences, such as an extra crease in her eyelid. The confusion extended to mistaking her for other actresses, with comments like “I thought for a second it was Manushi Chhillar” and “To me, she looks like Tara Sutaria.” Despite the debate over her altered appearance, many fans and netizens acknowledged that Alia Bhatt still looked stunning in the photos, with some referring to her as “Desi Nina Dobrev” in reference to the actress from “Vampire Diaries.”

Alia Bhatt Overview

Alia Bhatt, who tied the knot with Ranbir Kapoor in April 2022 and recently became a mother, has been open about her body post-pregnancy. In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, she expressed her amazement at the capabilities of the human body and her newfound appreciation for it. She encouraged others not to be overly critical of their bodies, emphasizing that time allows for growth and acceptance. In a separate Q&A session on her Instagram Story, Alia Bhatt addressed the challenges of working post-pregnancy, sharing an old picture from the last day of a film shoot when she felt exhausted. She highlighted the physical and emotional challenges faced by new mothers, particularly those who must return to work immediately after giving birth.

Alia’s candid discussions about her post-pregnancy experiences have resonated with many women and have contributed to important conversations about the pressures and expectations placed on new mothers in various professions. Her willingness to share her journey reflects her relatability and authenticity, qualities that have endeared her to fans despite the occasional controversies surrounding her public image.

By Yashika Desai

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