'I am the first person to laugh at myself'

Actress Alia Bhatt, who has become the target of jokes on social media about her general knowledge, says that she is not at all upset and is actually amused by it.

Though Alia received accolades for her performances in Highway and 2 States, jokes on the actress began to be made after she gave a wrong answer to a question asked by Karan Johar on his chat show Koffee with Karan.

“I don’t get upset at it. I laugh at it. I am the first person to laugh at myself. I always say that I would rather be stupid than pretend to be intelligent,” Alia told PTI.

It started when Alia, Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra appeared on Koffee with Karan.

The actress and Varun gave a wrong answer on being asked the name of the President of India.

It was only Sidharth who could come up with the correct answer.

Soon after this, a number of jokes started circulating in the social media ridiculing Alia's general knowledge.

However, the young actress seems to not be disturbed by it. From among the jokes, Alia’s favourite is:‘Interviewer- Modi ka first name kya hai?

Alia Bhatt - Abkibaar.’

“I think that is very funny. Basically, there are these Twitter and Facebook jokes on me because I am apparently stupid. They are very hilarious,” she said.

When asked about the allegations against her that the success of her films has made her arrogant, she said, “I don’t know anybody who said that to me. People are asking me ‘why I am not excited as Highway and 2 States have done well...how are you so normal? (sic)’,” she added.

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