Recently, a lot has been once again said and written on nepotism in Bollywood. It all started on the latest edition of Koffee with Karan
, where Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut
accused filmmaker Karan Johar
of favoring starkids. Then at the recent Iifa in NY, Karan Johar
, Saif Ali Khan
and Varun Dhawan
cracked a joke on the subject saying nepotism rocks. This received a lot of backlash from the public, after which Karan Johar
apologized for the joke, while Saif Ali Khan
wrote an open letter in which he explained his point of view on the subject. His letter received a response from Kangana, who started the debate.
What is nepotism? Nepotism as suggested by Kangana is that starkids are given roles just on the basis of them being born in the industry. Having talent to actually perform is not being considered. There are auditions but starkids win… even without the audition.