‘There’s Added Pressure Of Being A Star’s Kid’, Tiger Shroff Says About Nepotism

Actor Tiger Shroff has entered into the debate of nepotism which has been sparked with the untimely death of Sushant Singh Rajput.

Tiger Shroff who is the son of Jackie Shroff made his debut in the film called Heropanti opposite Kriti Sanon. According to Tiger Shroff, while it is easy for those who come from the film Industry than outsiders but the expectations from the insiders add to the pressure. Speaking to the media, he said,


“Being my father’s son, there’s an added pressure of being a star’s son. People think it’s very easy for us. I won’t lie, in a way to get a little attention it helps. It’s easier for people who are from the film industry but it’s double the effort to make it on our own. I managed to get out of my father’s shadow. My father has been in this industry for 30 odd years. He has seen the highs and lows of the industry and he protected me from that from a very young age. Now, that I am out there in the open, I have become an easy target.”

‘We Ignore Talent’

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Since his debut, Tiger has managed to earn a massive fan following. While his films make money at the box office, Tiger is accused of being in Bollywood because of Nepotism. Contrary to Tiger’s view, senior actor Manoj Bajpayee in an interview said that Industry celebrates mediocrity and ignores the talented ones. He said,

“Let me start with this, the world is not fair. I have been saying this for 20 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.”

Vivek Oberoi, son of actor Suresh Oberoi reacted to the tag of nepotism born in a tweet. In the tweet, he said its unfair and wrote,

“Many of us chose the harder path and believed in sheer talent and merit. It feels unfair when people make uninformed comments like this, one such comment can brush away years of struggle and perseverance.”


Source: Hindustan Times