The sudden demise of popular actor Sushant Singh Rajput has kicked off the infamous debate of ‘Nepotism vs outsiders’. Many celebrities including Alia Bhatt, Karan Johar, Sonam Kapoor have been facing the ire on social media forcing them to limit their online activities. In a recent interview, Kareena Kapoor Khan also weighs in on the nepotism debate and talks about her journey in Bollywood. 2020 marked the 21st year of Kareena Kapoor Khan’s debut film “Refugee”.
Kareena on Nepotism in Bollywood
In her conversation with Barkha Dutt, Kareena was asked multiple questions about being the “ultimate insider” of Bollywood. She said, “21 years of working would not have happened with just nepotism. It is not possible. I can take a long list out of superstars’ children for whom it’s not been able to happen for them that way.” She further said that a doctor’s son would also like to be like their parents.
She further maintained that Bollywood is one of the biggest platforms to talk about something and actors are the easiest prey in the industry. Kareena also talked about being privileged and working hard despite belonging to the Kapoor clan.
It might sound weird but probably my struggle is there. My struggle is there but it isn’t as interesting as somebody who comes with just Rs 10 in his pocketonn a train. Yeah, it’s not been that and I can’t be apologetic about it.
-Kareena Kapoor Khan
On the audience outrage over Star Kids
Speaking about the current public outrage over star kids, the Good Newzz said its the audience who makes or breaks a career.“The audience has made us, no one else has made us. Same people pointing fingers are the ones who have made these nepotistic stars right? Aap ja rahe ho na film dekhne? Mat jao. Nobody has forced you. So I don’t understand it. I find this whole discussion is completely weird. The idea is that today so many of our biggest stars who you have chosen whether it is Akshay Kumar or Shah Rukh Khan or Ayushmann Khurrana or Rajkummar Rao, are all outsiders. They are successful actors because they have worked hard. We have also worked very hard. Whether it is Alia Bhatt or Kareena Kapoor, we have also worked hard. You are watching us and enjoying our films. So, it’s the audience that makes or breaks us.”
Meanwhile, Kareena Kapoor Khan is currently spending quality time with her husband Saif Ali Khan and son Taimur. The actress yesterday celebrated Rakhsha Bandhan with the Kapoor clan sans Karishma Kapoor. She will next be seen in “Laal Singh Chaddha” along with Aamir Khan and Mona Singh.