There are thousands of talented artists all over India, who have been struggling to make it big in the film industry. But eventually, they fail to shine because the arch lights are always on star kids and those with ‘right connections’. They elbow out everybody else. And the recent crassness deliverd from the IIFA 2017 stage by director Karan Johar, actors Saif Ali khan and Varun Dhawan, as they ganged up against Kangana Ranaut, shows their agressive attitude against the ‘outsiders’. They yelled – ‘Nepotism Rocks’ sounding high and mighty.
But if we, the cinema goers, take away the lights and their surnames from them, they do not stand a chance even as decent human beings.
I hope some law comes up to check this nepotism menace so that the deserving get their due. And the standard of our Hindi films improves. It is because of nepotism that we lose out on international stage.
Do have a look at the list below to recall the extent of nepotism in the Indian Film Industry. This is how they gained entry in films –
Karan Johar via Yash Johar
Varun Dhawan via David Dhawan
Saif Ali Khan via Sharmila Tagore
Salman Khan via Salim Khan
Aamir Khan via Tahir Hussain
Tiger Shroff via Jackie Shroff
Hrithik Roshan via Rakesh Roshan
Ajay Devgan via Veeru Devgan
Ranbir Kapoor via Rishi Kapoor
Shahid Kapoor via Pankaj Kapoor
Arjun Kapoor via Boney Kapoor
Sanjay Dutt via Sunil Dutt, Nargis
Abhishek Bachchan via Amitabh Bachchan
Sooraj Pancholi – Aditya Pancholy, Zarina Wahab
Kareena Kapoor via Randhir Kapoor, Babita
Shraddha Kapoor via Shakti Kapoor
Sonakshi Sinha via Shatrughan Sinha
Alia Bhatt via Mahesh Bhatt
Sonam Kapoor via Anil Kapoor
Athiya Shetty via Suniel Shetty
Kajol via Tanuja
And the list is swelling. Looks at the instagram follows of would be star kids! Some of the aforementioned actors like Aamir Khan, Kajol are talented but most of these are useless, fake people – pompous with low IQs!
Exceptions like Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Irrfan Khan, Nawazuddin… have made it on their own. But they are just a handful and even they have to appease the nepotistic dons. Kangana called a spade a spade, therefore she has been a target since by the likes of Mr Johar.
We repeat, Mr Johar and the likes… Nepotism Sucks! That’s the very reason why our films lack originality.
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