Alia Bhatt was recently being interviewed (by Mid-day) and someone raised the question around nepotism in Bollywood. Now, most of us would know how debated this topic has already been in the industry now, and it was pretty interesting to hear from Alia Bhatt, what her views are on this.
Alia Bhatt said “I think a star kid can get that first film due to nepotism. But to constantly get films just because you belong to a filmi family, is not possible. I don’t want to take any names, but there have been many examples of sons and daughters of lineage who have come and gone without achieving anything. What about that? Eventually, people come to see you as an actor and not because your family is famous, and you can’t fool them. I am aware people do struggle to make a mark in the industry, but it’s not right to blame nepotism. I didn’t plan my birth in the Bhatt family. I can’t change that and today, I am successful not just because my family is famous, but also because I have worked hard and you can’t take it away from me.”