Alia Bhatt will no longer defend nepotism, says she would be heartbroken if she was on the other side
Nepotism is a debate that will not end so soon! Thanks to Kangana Ranaut and Karan Johar for introducing this term to us that we weren’t really acquainted with. While the ace filmmaker is always accused to be a father of nepotism, the fact that not every star kid makes it big in the industry cannot be overruled. While we have stars like Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan who are the prime faces of this ‘N’ word, there are others like Anushka Sharma, Deepika Padukone and Kangana herself who prove acting skills is all the matters in the end.
While a lot has been spoken and written about nepotism and how it is unfair for others, it’s time someone comes ahead, accepts it and leaves no scope for further discussion. Anyone could have been the torch bearer of this grave matter but it was Alia who finally decided to speak up for it and make us understand the issue is real and they aren’t in denial. In her recent conversation with TOI, the Brahmastra star opened up about the most talked subject and why she won’t hide it from it anymore. She said, “Of late, I have realised that there is no need to defend the nepotistic nature of the industry because it does exist. The reason why it has become an emotional debate is because it is difficult for those who don’t get a chance.
Going further she said, “If I was on the other side, I would be heartbroken. I may have felt the same way. Yes, it does exist everywhere, but this is the only business where there’s no fixed funda. You need to be at the right place at the right time. For instance, if you want to be a doctor, you study, give your examination and get a job. In the film business, you can do whatever you want, but there has to be that X-factor that people talk about. There are so many people who come from nowhere and make it big purely on the basis of their presence and what they bring to the screen.” It’s a valid point we must say.