The death of Sushant Singh Rajput has opened the debate of nepotism in Bollywood once again. On the receiving end of the outrage is Alia Bhatt.
In the last few years, Bollywood has been criticized for promoting nepotism, favoritism, and giving opportunities to those who might not deserve the opportunity. The death of Sushant Singh Rajput has only broadened the debate. As per claims made on social media, Sushant Singh Rajput was also a victim of nepotism. As soon as the news of his death came in, people held Bollywood Producer Karan Johar responsible for putting many talented actors into depression.
Karan Johar has launched many star kids in the industry including Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan. Alia Bhatt too was targeted for Sushant’s death over rumors of her denying to act with him. After severe backlash, Alia Bhatt’s mother, Soni Razdan has come out and reacted to the controversy.
Replying to the Tweet of Filmmaker Hansal Mehta who acknowledged that his son entered the film industry because of him and said that the debate must be broadened. He said merits counts the most. He also said his son would get a step into the door because he has been an integral part of his journey. Replying to this, Soni Razdan replied,
“The expectation that people have because of whole son or daughter you are is much more. Also, those who are ranting about nepotism today and who have made it on their own will also have kids one day. And what if they want to join the industry? Will they stop them from doing so?”
Social Media Responds To Razdan
This tweet of Soni Razdan didn’t go well with the Twitterati. Some of the users pointed out that star kids are free to enter the industry, it should not be at the cost of genuine talent. One of the users replied,
“Mam, it’s not unfair for actors kids to be in movies. Unfair is to shun outsiders. I mean look at the kids of actors & outsiders and compare the awards. That single factor tells you it all compromised and discriminatory towards outsiders.”
Source: India Times