The saga surrounding actor Sushant Singh Rajput continues to gain mileage for one reason or the other but if there is one thing that is specifically been stagnant, then that is the fan outburst. Fans have been slamming several Bollywood celebrities online, especially in the case of nepotism. And when it comes to the topic of nepotism, everything has been surfacing around director and producer Karan Johar.
Few have opened up on the saga but the latest to open up on it director R Balki. Talking about it in an interview with Hindustan Times, Balki said that it is a rather 'foolish argument' and he drew comparisons with other industries where nepotism is as prevalent as anywhere.
He said, "It’s undeniable that this happens everywhere. Think about the Mahindras, Ambanis, Bajajs… Their father passed on the businesses to them. Does anyone say ‘No I don’t think Mukesh Ambani shouldn’t run this business, someone else should?’ In every strata of the society, it happens, even a driver or a vegetable seller passes on businesses to their children. So, it’s a foolish argument. Remember we live in a free society." He further added, "The question is do they (star kids) have an unfair or bigger advantage? Yes, there are pros and cons. But I’d ask one simple question:?Find me a better actor than Alia (Bhatt) or Ranbir (Kapoor), and we’ll argue. It’s unfair on these few people who’re probably some of the finest actors."
He did, however agree that it is difficult for an outsider to create a mark in the industry saying, "Understand that audiences don’t like actors without talent. Sometimes, they also want to see star kids on screen. That’s only the first chance that you get, and then one needs to survive on their own. I agree it’s far more difficult for an outsider to make an entry in films, but talent gets the opportunity."
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