The Bollywood diva, who hails from the family of stars, has also joined in the heated ongoing debate on nepotism. The word nepotism and favoritism are being heavily used ever since the ‘Dil Bechara’ actor, Sushant Singh Rajput’s sudden demise.
Being from a filmy background, actress Kareena Kapoor khan who has recently completed 20 years in the industry, found herself obliged to clear the air on the burning issue concerning Nepotism in the film industry. In her recent interview with journalist Barkha Dutt, Kareena said, “21 years of working would not have happened with just nepotism. It is not possible. I can take a long list out of superstars’ children for whom it’s not been able to happen that way.”
She said that she isn’t apologetic about the fact that she comes from a privileged background. She has her own struggle even though it might not be as interesting as the others, “It might sound weird but my struggle is there. There is a struggle but it probably is not as interesting as somebody who comes in a train with just Rs 10 in his pocket. Yeah, it’s not been that and I can’t be apologetic about it,” the ‘Good Newwz’ said.
The diva further said, “The audience has made us, nobody else has made us. The same people pointing fingers, they are only making these nepotistic stars. Aap jaa re ho na film dekhne? Mat jao. Nobody has forced you. So I don’t understand it. I find this whole discussion is completely weird.”
Citing examples of successful outsiders Kareena said, “The idea is that today so many of our biggest stars whom you (the audience) have chosen, whether it is Akshay Kumar or Shah Rukh Khan or Ayushmann Khurrana or Rajkummar Rao, are all outsiders. They are successful actors because they have worked hard. Whether it is Alia Bhatt or Kareena Kapoor, we have also worked hard. You are enjoying our films and watching them. So, it’s the audience that makes or breaks us.”
Kaeena Kapoor Khan had made her Bollywood debut from her movie ‘Refugee’ in 2000, with other debutante Abhishek Bachchan for which she had received six Filmfare Awards out of ten and was also awarded the Best Female Debut in 2000. She is well known for her iconic roles in movies like ‘Chameli’ (2003), ‘Dev’ (2004), ‘Omkara’ (2006) and Jab We Met (2007).