Filmmaker Karan Johar lately hosted a prestigious film festival in Mumbai, where he spoke about nepotism. The director told nepotism had become “the awful word of the season”.
“It seems like we are criminals. It’s like everywhere we are slapped with legal notices as we are children of parents who are within the film industry,” Karan revealed.
Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt also graced the film festival with their attendance. When questioned about nepotism, Ranbir revealed, ‘’It is a sensitive conservation. At one point, you could be amused by it, but it is a sensitive thing now. My great-grandfather worked hard so that he could give his children the opportunity to do something in life. So on and so forth and it came to me. When I have children, I would like them to have that opportunity and then see how good they are.’’
Ranbir further told, “Even my father said, people in the field of politics and entertainment are chosen by the public. You may get your first film from the campaign, but unless people like you, you are not going to be chosen as a star.”
On this, Alia revealed, “I wanted to be here (in films), this was my dream. My connection to the family has made things easy for me. Nepotism exists. It exists in Bollywood, the business world and during admissions in schools as well.”
“I don’t know if it is a good thing or not. I love my work. I give my 100per cent. I work hard. I don’t want to feel apologetic about where I am today. Neither (do I) feel apologetic about being my father’s daughter”, she added further.