Kangana Ranaut pretty much started the whole nepotism debate. The media can’t wait to ask everyone and their fathers about Kangana’s statements on Koffee with Karan. Hindustan Times went even one step further to collect old statements and new ones from many stars about their thoughts on nepotism. Obviously, the only ones who agree it exists are the outsiders/strugglers in Bollywood. Check out what these stars have to say.
Bollywood Stars on Nepotism
Not that star kids are not talented, but the opportunities they get are far easier, projects far bigger and the budget for their films is huge. So it’s not a level plain field.
People forget to realise that sometimes those not born in the fraternity attract more work from overseas because of their talent. But back home, we are not welcomed or valued the way we should.
Taapsee Pannu tweeted
Nepotism. Finally LEARNT the MEANING of this word. Now will learn to deal with it.
There are a lot of talented actors who may probably never get those opportunities that the star kids get with biggest of production houses. There have been films for which I was considered but I know some star daughter’s fathers called the producers and I was dropped.
A star kid can get that first film due to nepotism. But to constantly get films just because you belong to a filmi-family is not possible.
The top heroines today – Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra – are both women who aren’t from the industry. And are you telling me that Alia Bhatt is where she is because of her family and not because of her talent?
I never had the kind of launch that a star kid would ideally get; neither there was any backing from influential names in the industry. I gave auditions just like anyone else and never got a special attention because of my family.
We work hard without depending on our fathers’ success. Rather I feel it’s more difficult for a star kid to establish himself because people expect a lot out of them.