After being the butt of all jokes and trapped in gossip columns perennially, not many celebrities can do what Alia Bhatt has done.
Post her debut in "Koffee With Karan" Season 4, social media was peppered with Bhatt memes. While some called her dumb, others said she should just stick to acting and netizens had their reasons well placed.
Mahesh Bhatt's daughter, when asked who is the President of India, prompted Prithviraj Chavan (Chief Minister of Maharashtra). Mocked and made fun of, the "Highway" actress took on the jokes quite sportingly. She then went on to shoot a special video with AIB (India's foremost comedy podcast) to poke 'more' fun at her apparent 'low IQ'.
The video, which begins with a message – 'In 2014, a documentary crew follows Alia Bhatt in the aftermath of her 'Koffee With Karan' debacle, follows Bhatt on a journey from filmdom to wisdom. She joins the 'Dumb Belle Mental Gym', which puts her on a 'newspaper' diet and brushes up her general knowledge skills using her own songs. "Saturday Saturday" was changed to "Faraday Faraday" to throw light on Mathew Faraday's law of electromagnetism.
She is then put on a real test on Johar's couch. Stunning the host with sharp answers, Bhatt broke into tears thanking her mentors, friends and family.
Amid all the drama, Parineet Chopra and Arjun Kapoor also make funny cameo appearances. But, the best bit happens when the "Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania" actress, towards the end of the video, says she could be 'India's first ever female Prime Minister' before somebody informs her about Indira Gandhi.
Watch "Alia Bhatt- Genius of the Year" video here:
Titled "Genius of The Year", the short film is directed by Shakun Batra. Praising the sporty young actress, Bollywood stars posted compliments on Twitter.
Bhatt herself posted the video writing, "The actress took to Twitter and said, "So after the "Alia Bhatt Jokes" thing.. I decided to FIX my BRAIN !! Check this out #AlB @AllIndiaBakchod."
"Fell down laughing! Talent wth a twist, @aliaa08 u are sensational." – Hrithik Roshan.
"Now this is funny.. Hahahaha.. Love it. Full points to @aliaa08 @shakunbatra @karanjohar." – Farhan Akhtar.
"BRAVO @aliaa08 this is superb! And it's also @karanjohar 's best performance ever," – Abhishek Bachchan.
"@aliaa08 Sport of the year baby. So proud @mojorojoBrilliant isn't the word chaps," – Soni Razdan.