Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor gives her stance on the much-heated debate of nepotism in the entertainment industry. She said that people are in attack mode as they do not understand the situation.
Star kids are receiving backlash due to the prevailed-debate that began after the death of Sushant Singh Rajpoot.
In an interview with Barkha Dutt, Bebo said that people do not understand the actual situation, they are in attack mode. She also said that people need to see the ‘larger picture’ instead of looking at everyone from a privileged background in a negative way.
“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 that way.” She added that the idea is to keep working hard and moving ahead.
Furthermore, she also said that she does not look at her journey as getting chances just because of her lineage. “It might sound weird but my struggle is there. There is a struggle but it probably is not as interesting as somebody who comes on a train with just Rs 10 in his pocket. Yeah, it’s not been that and I can’t be apologetic about it”.
Kareena gave the examples of Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar, who entered the industry with no connection, but became successful. She said that the audience is the final decider of who becomes the star.
“The audience has made us, nobody else has made us. The same people pointing fingers, they are only making these nepotistic stars. Aap jaa re ho na film dekhne? Mat jao (You are going to watch the films, right? Don’t go). Nobody has forced you. So I don’t understand it. I find this whole discussion is completely weird”.
Moreover, she said that star kids work as hard as outsiders. “The idea is that today so many of our biggest stars whom you (the audience) 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. Whether it is Alia Bhatt or Kareena Kapoor, we have also worked hard. You are enjoying our films and watching them. So, it’s the audience that makes or breaks us”.