While people are still digesting the shocking demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, the whole topic has now taken a twist, with nepotism coming into the picture.
The debate about nepotism
A few netizens believe that it is because of the dominance of nepotism in the industry that Sushant fell into depression. However, recently, Sonam Kapoor slammed those who were calling out Sushant’s colleagues and friends as the reason for his death.
Following this, Sonam Kapoor, herself a Starkid, was brutally trolled by the netizens. Amidst this, a user has pulled out an old video of the actress from ‘Koffee With Karan’ which shows the ‘double standards’ of Sonam.
The video going viral
In one of the seasons of ‘Koffee With Karan’, Karan Johar asks Sonam to rate actors as Hot or Not. Karan takes Sushant’s name and Sonam’s first reaction is ‘Huh?’ Soon she adds saying, “I mean I haven’t seen his films. So I don’t know”.
Koffee With Karan (#KaranJoharIsBULLY ) Aired 2014 @sonamakapoor didnt knew who #SushantSinghRajput was after his brilliant work in KAI PO CHE(2013) and SHUDH DESI ROMANCE(2013)
And now they are showing thier fake sympathy towards a really talented person #BoycottKaranJoharGang pic.twitter.com/YgEfANBh0X
— Shivansh Sharma (@ShivanshSharmma) June 16, 2020
Twitterati is now lashing out at the actress, and even Karan Johar, for their casual ignorance of Sushant. They are also accusing Karan and the other starkids of bringing favoritism into the industry. Here is how a few users reacted to Sonam’s video, and the show in general:
— Priyanka Bhattacharyya (@Priyankasaysit) June 15, 2020
Many celebs on Koffee with Karan made a face when they were asked to ‘rate’ Sushant on hotness/as an actor.KWK is all about being mean and nasty & most of these celebs have appeared on that show. So stop lecturing ppl on how the world needs kindness.
— Battata Wada (@BattataWadaa) June 14, 2020
A humble request to @karanjohar , please stop asking this ranking order question to your guests in your so called entertaining show koffee with karan next time. Intentionally or unintentionally you have hurt many actors. Probably @itsSSR was one of them. 😢😢
— Nazifa anower (@AnowerNazifa) June 15, 2020
Karan Johar never invited #SushantSinghRajput in his show koffeeWithKaran, I still remember the episode where SARA came for Kedarnath nd Simba but she was there wid saif not SSR. Arjun kapoor, jhanvi, ishan khatter, ananya what they have achieved which SSR didn't.#Nepotism
— SID is my VODKA (@AdvocatejJyoti) June 15, 2020
It is high time that such instances happening in Bollywood, or be it in any other industry that values talent. Nepotism is a serious threat, and it needs to be halted immediately.
Source: Times of India