“In my biopic, if it is ever made, you will play the stereotypical villain. One who is intolerant of outsiders.. the flag-bearer of nepotism in Bollywood and movie mafia,” - Kangana Ranaut spoke her heart out at Karan Johar’s much-talked-about show Koffee With Karan. Little did she know that her take on nepotism in the industry will become one of the hottest topics of discussion. The industry stood divided on the topic - while some lauded Kangana, some disagreed with her statement.
And soon at every press conference, actors were being questioned about their opinion - Does nepotism exist in the industry? Now, Priyanka Chopra was under the scanner of being asked about her take on nepotism as she also is not from a filmy background and has had her set of struggles in making a path of a successful career.
In an interview with a leading tabloid admitted that nepotism exists and she herself has faced a lot of it. She said, “All kinds exist. There is nothing wrong in being born into a family that has a legacy. Outsiders don’t have a foot-in-the-door access. Star kids have an insurmountable pressure of living up to the family name. Every star has their individual journey."
Priyanka added, "In mine, I have faced a lot. I have been kicked out of films because someone else was recommended to the producer. I cried and got over it. Eventually, those who are meant to be success stories become that, despite all hindrances."
Does the leading lady of Bollywood dread failure? Well, the answer is NO. She said, "I don’t fear failure but I don’t like it. I get grumpy when I fail, but I am not afraid to face it with the same sentiments of a debutante. I see the lives of celebrities as a marathon runner. There is a lot riding on us in terms of responsibility. If an actor falls sick and the shoot is cancelled, 300 people don’t get paid that day. I treat it like a marathon. I have learnt to respect everyone’s job. I treat myself as an athlete and acquire that discipline. I work holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries. I have trained myself accordingly. There’s a set goal, which I want to achieve and to get that, I know what it takes. There are no free lunches in this world."
On the work front, she will next be seen in Baywatch.