Veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha has joined the uproar against nepotism in Bollywood. The debate came under the spotlight after Sushant Singh Rajput’s untimely demise and reports of professional rivalry playing a part in his suicide case.
In a recent interview with Republic TV, Shatrughan Sinha sided with Kangana Ranaut, who has actively been raising her voice in Sushant’s case as well as has been calling out big Bollywood names for allegedly mistreating and threatening her to leave the industry.
In the same interview, Sinha opened up about how Govinda suffered in Bollywood. “There’s one actor, who everyone is trying to forget these days but he is really brilliant, better than 99% actors, Govinda. Complete actor. See what happened to him over time and how it was done,” he said.
Shotgun also revealed that the industry ignored Govinda in his bad phase and how his movie was taken over even after being made. “The way Govinda developed himself as an artist like Kishore Kumar, Sonu Nigam, he has taught himself and persevered in the industry.. The way he kept learning..especially his dancing and his timings.. he became an institution in himself.. good actors got inspired by him and mimicking him. But when his time wasn’t so great, they started shunning him out. I saw how his film, which was in production, was taken over due to some people. The film was already made but he still had to suffer through all of this” Sinha revealed.
A few days ago, Govinda too had opened up about the nepotism debate in Bollywood and asserted that camps in the industry do exist, and his films were also affected in the past. “Earlier whoever was talented, got work. Every film would get equal opportunity in theatres. But now, there are four or five people who dictate the whole business. They decide if they want to let films of those who aren’t close to them, release properly or not. Some of my good films also didn’t get the right kind of release. But, things are changing now,” he had said.