Nepotism in Bollywood has been a topic of debate since quite a few years now. While most star kids don’t accept that it exists in Bollywood, actors who don’t belong to a filmi families often complain about it. Kangana Ranaut started the debate once again when she took a dig at Karan Johar on his popular chat show (Koffee with Karan) recently. But does being from a filmi family actually help the star kids to gain fame and be successful? While the detractors will say yes, Alia Bhatt gives us the perfect answer.
While talking about nepotism in Bollywood, Alia told Mid-day, “I think 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. I don’t want to take any names, but there have been many examples of sons and daughters of lineage who have come and gone without achieving anything. What about that? Eventually, people come to see you as an actor and not because your family is famous, and you can’t fool them. I am aware people do struggle to make a mark in the industry, but it’s not right to blame nepotism. I didn’t plan my birth in the Bhatt family. I can’t change that and today, I am successful not just because my family is famous, but also because I have worked hard and you can’t take it away from me.” ALSO READ – Here’s what Karan Johar REALLY felt about Kangana Ranaut’s statements on nepotism
Well said Alia, we totally agree with you. In fact, stars like Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar did not have any connections in Bollywood too. But they worked hard and are huge stars now, right? So as Alia said, nepotism might land you your first film, but you write your own destiny! ALSO READ – Rhea Chakraborty talks about her viral photoshoot, Bollywood nepotism and her friendship with Harshvardhan Kapoor