Here what Anushka Sharma has to say about star kids and nepotism – Anushka Sharma has recently worked with Varun Dhawan (in Sui Dhaaga), who is also a star kid. Anushka Sharma is an example of an outsider making it big in an industry mostly dominated by star kids. Despite belonging to a non-filmy background, the actress has carved a niche for herself, not to forget the many accolades that she has earned to her name. Recently she featured in Sui Dhaaga, opposite Varun Dhawan, who is a star kid (Son of David Dhawan). However, Anushka Sharma feels there are pros and cons to everyone’s life, including the star kid.
When asked to comment on star kids and nepotism, Anushka Sharma told Hindustan Times, “I’m definitely taking a break from this question, because I think this has been debated way too much. I think if there were more important debates around what actually happens in this country, then maybe we could have [become] much better, but that’s not happening. Everybody is debating nepotism. I have nothing else to add to it.”
Later she added, “There are always pros and cons in everything and every situation you are in,” says Anushka. “Yes, there’s a lot of hype around star kids, while we, coming from the outside, are the underdogs. We don’t have, I’d say, that much pressure to perform well. Yes, the opportunities might be more for them, but at the same time, there are pros and cons to everyone’s lives.”
Anushka also shared her experience working with a star kid, Varun Dhawan in Sui Dhaaga. She said, “When I’m working with a star kid or non-star kid, I’m not thinking that the other person is working any less. Also, I feel you can’t blame actors for [nepotism]. You can, maybe, blame the people who are responsible for nepotism, but you can’t blame actors or star kids for it. At the end of the day, all that people want is the acknowledgement that yes, there’s a sense [that nepotism exists], but I think beyond that it’s just a useless conversation.”
Anushka Sharma entered the industry 10 years ago with Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi opposite Shah Rukh Khan, who is a self-made star. Sharing her experience working in Bollywood for a decade, she said, “It’s important to grow as a person and an actor. It’s important to reinvent yourself with each film. We’re very lucky that we’re working in this day and age where we get accepted in even films like October and Pari, and also films like Judwaa 2 and Sultan, which are typically commercial. We’re fortunate that we can strike that balance and that’s what we strive to do as actors, because it’s important to reinvent and make yourself interesting with each film. Or you’d become a very boring person.”
Anushka Sharma’s latest offering Sui Dhaaga is performing tremendously at the box office. It has reached Rs 60 crore marks in six days.