Sushant Singh Rajput’s shocking death sparked a fresh debate on nepotism in the Bollywood film industry. Following Sushant’s untimely demise, several celebrities stepped forward and chipped in with their own opinion on the ongoing debate and the latest one to voice an opinion is Kareena Kapoor Khan.
In a recent interview with Barkha Dutt, Kareena Kapoor had pointed out that instead of basically understanding the situation, people are in aggressive mode. She further claimed that people should look for a massive picture rather than looking at people from a privileged background. Kareena also said that 21-years-old career would not have been possible with just nepotism.
She added: “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. The idea is to keep working hard and moving ahead.”
She said: “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”,
In addition, she asserted that the audience is the actual and final decider while also citing an example of SRK and Akshay Kumar, who entered the cinema industry with no connections but became successful actors because the audience welcomed them. She added:
“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 (You are going to watch the films, right? Don’t go). Nobody has forced you. So I don’t understand it. I find this whole discussion is completely weird”
She further added: “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.”