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7 Sep

Kareena Kapoor defends nepotism in Bollywood

Known never to mince her words, Kareena Kapoor Khan doesn’t shy away from giving her opinion where she feels it’s important. So, of course, when the whole of Bollywood is involved in an ongoing discourse on nepotism, how can the actress stay mum?

Speaking to Filmfare, Kareena finally broke her silence and gave her strong view on nepotism and how she feels about the situation.

“A lot of things seem out of context. Doesn’t nepotism exist in every possible field? But nobody addresses that,” the actress said. “In business families, the son takes over the business. A politician’s son takes over his place. These are not considered nepotism but in the industry, it makes for a nice read. Not many star-kids have achieved what their parents have. So I don’t understand why people are going on about it,” she added.

Although it seems like Kareena’s outlook is itself a little trivial given that she hails from a family of generational actors, she further added,

“If there’s Ranbir Kapoor, there’s also Ranveer Singh who’s not from the industry. So honestly, nepotism is overrated. More than in business, more than in politics, in the industry, it’s your hard work and talent that will take you far. That’s exactly the reason why Kangana Ranaut is considered such a great actress. And she’s not from the industry. If there’s Alia Bhatt, there’s also Kangana. It’s not only about star kids.”

With all said and done, the actress’ view on the whole situation that refuses to die down still explains her POV exactly the way she wants to, and that’s probably why it’s still better than listening to Saif Ali Khan explaining eugenics to prove his point.

The Haute Team