‘Bollywood Wastes Talent, Other Countries Would Celebrate These Actors’, Manoj Bajpayee On Nepotism

The Sushant Singh Rajput has created a spark in the debate of nepotism making people look at the rampant issue in the Hindi film industry. Manoj Bajpayee is the latest to join the debate.

Manoj Bajpayee, the actor who was seen with Sushant Singh Rajput in Sochiriya, spoke about nepotism in his interview with the channel WION. Manoj accused the industry of celebrating mediocrity and ignoring the talents who are actually good. Sushant, too, in his many interviews had spoken about the power dynamics in the industry. He said,


“Let me start with this, the world is not fair. I have been saying this for years that as an industry we celebrate mediocrity. Forget about the industry, as a nation we celebrate mediocrity. Something is lacking somewhere – in our thought process, our value system. When we see talent, we immediately want to ignore or push it away. This is the value system of ours which is so deplorable.”

Sushant Singh Rajput took his own life at the age of 34. The doctors and the police have said that the actor was suffering from depression. The actor’s fans on social media have woven several theories and have accused powerful filmmakers, studios and star kids of allegedly ignoring Sushant’s talent. However, many of Sushant’s close associates have discarded the theories.

We have to look Inwards

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Manoj who worked with Sushant in 2019 film Sonchiriya which received rave reviews but didn’t perform well at the box office, said that the industry needs to have consciousness. He said,

“I have said it before that this industry has wasted talent; so much that in any other country those talents who have not been given their due here, would have been known as the best actors of the world. But we don’t care. Firstly, if you don’t have talent then you have to be extremely lucky to get by. This is the system I am talking about. This is the cold value of this industry. This is why I said in my past interviews that we have to look inward and rectify that. Rectify, or you will keep getting flak for it, cursed for it, and will keep on losing the respect of the common people.”

Manoj also said that he survived in the industry because he is thick-skinned and not everyone can be able to tolerate it.



Source: Hindustan Times