When asked about his thoughts on nepotism in the Indian film industry, actor Nawazzudin Siddiqui told an online portal that he doesn’t believe it exists, reports DNA.
The Raees star said, “I don’t think nepotism exists in Bollywood otherwise I could not have been in this position today. Good work and talent may take the time to get recognised but always earns respect.” Siddiqui has also had to work his way up the industry ladder.
Earlier, during an episode of Karan Johar’s talk show Koffee With Karan, Kangana Ranaut had accused Johar of nepotism and having favorites in the industry. She appeared alongside her Rangoon co-star Saif Ali Khan.
The cold war of sorts escalated after Karan Johar asked her to stop ‘playing the victim card’ and leave Bollywood if she didn’t like it there. The actress responded by saying that the industry wasn’t the small studio Karan’s father had gifted him. In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, she said she wasn’t playing the victim card; she was being a bad-ass.
Several actors are now being asked to comment on the ongoing debate about nepotism in the industry. While Sonam Kapoor said it made for great bathroom reading, Vidya Balan said she hadn’t personally experienced it.
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