Nepotism has been one of the most talked about topics in Bollywood in the recent years. Kangana Ranaut stirred it up after she called Karan Johar the flag-bearer of nepotism in Bollywood. Several articles continue to be published call star kids out on their privilege. There’s no denying that KJo has launched many star kids in Bollywood. And when he decided to launch Sridevi’s daughter Janhvi Kapoor with Dhadak, he was once again slammed for promoting nepotism.
Dhadak is the Hindi remake of the Marathi blockbuster Sairat. Dhadak stars Janhvi Kapoor, daughter of Boney Kapoor and late veteran actress Sridevi, and Ishan Khatter, Shahid Kapoor’s brother. The trailer received a backlash, with some people calling it a “poor” remake. Some people refused to accept the two as stars and kept trolling them saying they are only here because of nepotism.
Here are some of the tweets:
Janhvi has finally reacted to the wrath of netizens due to the raging nepotism debate. On being asked about the same, Janhvi in an interview to Reuters admitted to being bullied by those who believe she doesn’t deserve to be a part of the film industry. “I underestimated how angry people are. They are pissed off. But I can’t judge. I can understand where their frustration is coming from. It must be hard. I do feel cornered and bullied at times. Like, “why are you so angry?” Maybe I suck, but give me a chance,” she has been quoted as saying.
While the star kid agrees on the fact that there are far more talented people than her, she would not let this opportunity go as it’s a big deal for her too. “I understand that you feel like you have been robbed of an opportunity that has been handed to me. I’m sure there are people who are more talented than me, and more good-looking than me I promise you there are. But I am not going to pass on this opportunity just because… (trails off). It’s a big deal for me. Why the hell should I give it up?”
“The only thing I can do is value it and make the most of it. It is wrong and messed up if I take advantage of it, being complacent and think it is my birthright to be here. I know it is not. I know I need to earn people’s love. I know I need to work ten times harder because there is a stigma attached to how I’ve gotten this opportunity,” added Janhvi.
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