Ever since Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput committed suicide in 2020, the word “nepotism” has taken over the film and entertainment industry. The debate on nepotism not only affected India but also Pakistan.
Recently, famed Pakistani actor Ahad Raza Mir, who is the son of Asif Raza Mir, an established actor, talked about nepotism in an interview.
Talking about his childhood, Ahaz said that his father always kept him away from all the limelight so that he can grow up as a normal child.
“When I moved back to Pakistan in 2009, I had no idea what this industry was like,” said Ahad
“He just wanted me to live my life. He himself is the same outside as he is indoors, it’s not like he becomes a star as soon as he walks out of his house. So I guess he never wanted it to get to my head.”
The Ehd-e-Wafa actor said that people believe that his success belongs to his father, as Ahad is a celebrity child.
“There will always be that criticism that you’re an actor because your father was an actor. But no, I never knew he was and I went to university, studied, worked professionally in Canada for many years and I think I was just fortunate when I came to Pakistan,” said the actor.
He continued: “My career started doing well and people said it’s cause I’m a star kid. But there are doctors whose kids are doctors, there are generations in the army and generations in politics, no one bats an eye. But as soon as there’s a child of an actor who starts doing well, everyone starts yelling ‘nepotism’.”