The Nepotism fiasco at IIFA Awards didn’t really go well for Karan Johar, Varun Dhawan and Saif Ali Khan who amusingly targeted Kangana Ranaut for her fumed opinion against Nepotism. While Karan and Varun publically apologised for the insensitive mockery, Saif personally called Kangana and expressed regret about the unintentional misdeed.
Considered as one of the most intellectual personalities in Bollywood, Saif Ali Khan also wrote an open letter to give his complete take on the entire matter. He even pointed out media’s role in promoting nepotism. Read the interesting excerpts from the open letter here.
“It was not supposed to be a big deal, but I realised at some point, that it might have offended Kangana (Ranaut). I called her and apologised personally. That should be the end of it. Everybody needs to take a chill pill and back off.” “In today’s world, apologies are made through Twitter or though some other social media platform. That, is basically apologising to your fans and the world in general, instead of apologising to the person concerned, because you don’t want to lose support,” he added.
Pointing out media’s hyper-active attitude and prying eyes on the star kids, Saif Ali Khan wrote, “The real flagbearer of nepotism, I’d say is the media. Look at how they treat Taimur, Shahid’s daughter Misha or even Shah Rukh’s son AbRam. They photograph them and hype them up to be the next big thing and the child has no choice. From a young age they have to deal with being celebrities, which they don’t really deserve, before they can even speak or talk, leave alone understand what is happening.” – If one looks at the overgrown culture of paparazzi and sudden mushrooming of endless entertainment online media portals who undeniably give unnecessary prominence to unworthy star kids. But to solely blame media for propagating nepotism is surely not fair.
Explaining the vicious system of supply and demand, he wrote, “If you say star kids have an advantage, of course, they do. It’s an advantage created by the press because people are interested in them. There is a curiosity to see Taimur, Sara or Ibrahim. It’s supply and demand. People want it, media serves it. So we’re all part of the same vicious circle in that sense.”
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