Since the time Kangana Ranaut spoke about the nepotism on Koffee With Karan season 5, she opened the pandora box of sorts and now it has become a hot debate among the B-town with many passing their opinion over the same. Varun Dhawan was recently quizzed by Mumbai Mirror over the same and he said, “I definitely think if you’re born into the industry you get easier access but that’s about it. I have never denied that, but after that, only talent and hard work sustains you. Nobody is ready to burn money just because you have a filmi lineage. Superstars in every era have come from outside the industry and that will continue to happen because cinema is nobody’s birthright.”

Earlier during the success bash of Badrinath Ki Dulhania when Varun Dhawan was asked about the same, hesitatingly he had said then, “I don’t think. I don’t want to talk much about it.” “I like Kangana, her style and more power to her.” Not just him, his co-star of the film Alia Bhatt had given her views on the same, “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.” Also read: Varun Dhawan reacts to the criticism over infamous molestation scene from Badrinath Ki Dulhania

Nawazuddin had earlier stated, “I don’t think nepotism exists in Bollywood otherwise I could not have been in this position today. Good work and talent may take the time to get recognised but always earns respect.”

Taapsee Pannu’s thoughts on nepotism were quite badass, “I am a proud outsider, nobody forced me to come into the industry. I was aware of the nepotism that exists in the industry and even then, I decided to be a part of it. I don’t like playing the victim card.” She further added, “You might lose out on some projects because of nepotism, but something else will come your way. You can’t keep blaming nepotism for not getting work. I wasn’t even passionate about acting and probably, that worked in my favour because I didn’t see films as the be all and end all of my life. You will get your fair share of work despite having no connections in the industry and I am the living example of that. It is a game and nepotism is part of it. Play your outsider card if you have to.”

However, the most sensible as well as diplomatic answer was given by Aamir Khan, when he said, “What does nepotism mean? I feel that is a very natural human emotion to try and help people you love. I try and make sure that I don’t allow that to interfere with work.”