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Namashi Chakraborty on Nepotism: I Did Not Take Father Mithun’s Help for Debut Film Bad Boy

Mithun Chakraborty’s son Namashi Chakraborty is making his Bollywood debut with Rajkumar Santoshi’s film titled ‘Bad Boy' alongside producer Sajid Qureshi's daughter Amrin Qureshi. The duo talk about their debut film, nepotism and much more in this exclusive interview...

2020-06-02T11:34:00Z

Bollywood superstar Mithun Chakraborty’s son Namashi Chakraborty is finally making his big Bollywood debut with Rajkumar Santoshi’s romantic comedy film titled ‘Bad Boy.’ The film also marks the debut of producer Sajid Qureshi's daughter Amrin Qureshi.

The first poster of Bad Boy released a few days ago and received a good response from the audience as well as actors like Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Varun Dhawan among others. Salman had shared the post on his official Twitter handle and sent in his good wishes for the team of Bad Boy.

We got in touch with the lead cast of Bad Boy: Namashi Chakraborty and Amrin Qureshi for a fun chat, where we talked about their new film, Mithun Da’s reaction, nepotism and more.

When asked about father Mithun Da’s reaction to the film’s poster, Namashi reveals that he told his father about his film after he had signed it as he did not take any help from him Mithun Da to enter the Bollywood industry.

“I told my father after I signed the film because I did not take dad’s help for anything. I’ve taken his help all my life, right from childhood but I did not take his help to get into the industry. I wanted to figure out ‘Mujh mei kitna damm hai’ because I’ve always wanted to be me, and being someone’s son means always staying under the shadow of someone” Namashi Chakroborty said.

Meanwhile, Namashi agrees that the comparisons between his father and him will follow and he cannot escape that. But, he wanted to pave his own way and in the course of the journey, he reveals that he faced many rejections as well. “Eventually, I bagged Bad Boy on my merit. So, when my father heard this news, he was very proud and happy” he shared.

Speaking further about the nepotism debate, Namashi asserts that it is easier for star kids to get access and that in itself is a privilege. “I don’t know if I wasn’t a Chakraborty, would I ever get a film with Raj Kumar Santoshi, but eventually, when the film releases on a Friday, your talent will speak for you and not your surname.”

His co-star, Amrin, daughter of Sajid Qureshi, who is also bankrolling the film, sheds light on nepotism and says that in the end, acting is what matters. “I feel the audience has evolved over the years and the viewers no longer support stars only because they are star kids or belong to a certain family. Nowadays, it’s purely based on talent and hard work” says Amrin.

Speaking of Bad Boy, the film directed by Rajkumar Santoshi, written by Mohit Suri and produced by Sajid Qureshi is set to release after the lockdown.

Watch the full interview here:

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