Reacting to the nepotism allegations, actor and filmmaker Pooja Bhatt took to Twitter to share her thoughts about the whole issue. She reminded Kangana that it was her home production that launched her.
Pooja started off by saying that the accusations are laughable and wrote,
“Have been asked to comment on the hot topic nepotism that people are raging about. As someone who hails from a ‘family’ that has launched more new talent-actors, musicians & technicians, than the entire film industry combined I can only laugh. Facts don’t find takers. Fiction does.”
She also mentioned that the Bhatt camp was earlier called notorious for not working with established stars and was called arrogant for it. She wrote,
“There was a time when the Bhatt’s were accused of having something against established actors & made to feel inferior for only working with/launching newcomers & not chasing stars. And now the same people play the nepotism card? Google & tweet guys & won’t even say think & speak.”
‘We Launched Kangana’
Talking about Kangana Ranaut who in a way gave rise to the nepotism debate as she was the first person to openly criticize the culture, Pooja said,
“As for Kangana Ranaut – She is a great talent, if not she wouldn’t have been launched by Vishesh films in Gangster. Yes, Anurag Basu discovered her, but Vishesh films backed his vision & invested in the film. No small feat. Here’s wishing her the very best in all her endeavors.”
Pooja’s upcoming film Sadak 2 has also run into the controversy of nepotism as it stars Alia Bhatt and is directed by their father Mahesh Bhatt. She said,
“Even Sadak2 gives birth to a brand new talent in the form of Sunil jeet, A music teacher from Chandigarh who came to our office with no prior appointment, a dream, a harmonium & a brilliant song called ‘Ishq Kamaal’ that was absorbed into the film on first hearing by my father.”
She later warned people of humiliating someone else with the word nepotism as her production company has launched many newcomers that it doesn’t deserve the tag of nepotism.
Source: Hindustan Times