The never-ending nepotism debate will never stop trending. Every other day, some Bollywood celebrity or the other makes a statement on the subject, either supporting or opposing star kids being given preference over outsiders in the industry. Most recently, producer Ekta Kapoor and actor Tiger Shroff’s mother, Ayesha Shroff, engaged in a debate about nepotism on Instagram.
It began on 7 August, when Ekta posted about the promo of her and Imtiaz Ali’s Laila Majnu, directed by Imtiaz’s brother, Sajid Ali.
In the post, Ekta Kapoor emphasised that the main actors, Tripti Dimri and Avinash Tiwary, are “unknown talents who have no film legacy or star fathers or godfathers.”
Ayesha promptly replied to the post, defending star kids. Her son, Tiger, a star kid, made his debut with Heropanti in 2014.
"“It’s not a sin to have a star father my dear! Hard work and talent is the same no matter what caste, creed or lineage!!!”" - Ayesha Shroff via Instagram
Ekta Kapoor, who is also Jeetendra’s daughter, then replied to this comment, arguing that it is much harder to make and market a film with outsiders in it.
"“Not at all, ma’am! I have one ;) but you have to admit for a producer to sell market and turn around a film with newcomers is far tougher with no lineage attached ! This is no slight to any star kid least of all Tiger who is FANTASTIC! But a request to give other kids a chance too.”" - Ekta Kapoor via Instagram
That’s all that’s happened so far. Let’s see if anyone else with a filmy background has anything to add to this debate.
(Source: Hindustan Times)
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