The debate on nepotism just doesn’t seem to come to an end after Karan Johar, Varun Dhawan and Saif Ali Khan cracked jokes on Kangana Ranaut at IIFA 2017 in New York. Since then, many B-town celebs have been quizzed about it. Recently, Anushka Sharma, who will be next seen in Jab Harry Met Sejal was also asked to share their thoughts on the hot issue of nepotism in the Indian film industry, during the trailer launch.
According to the reports published by a leading daily, sharing her thoughts on nepotism in Bollywood, Anushka said she has never experienced it. She said “I would say, been launched by banner like Yash Raj Films. With me or Ranveer Singh, they have always put talent before anything else. I don’t think it was something I even thought of, quite honestly speaking, when I entered the industry. But at the same time I think sabke alag experience hote hain and all have to respect and value that and the same industry different people can be treated differently and that has to be respected and valued.”
Imtiaz Ali, the director of the JHMS was also quizzed about nepotism. Giving an example of SRK, himself and Anushka, he said “Hum teeno bahar se hain, agar hamare khilaaf koi nepotism hua hota toh hum yahan pe hote hi nahi. Main apne baare mein ye bahut confidence se keh sakta hoon ki agar main yahaan par hoon toh it’s only because of the love and affection of the existing film industry at that time.”
The filmmaker was also asked that why he doesn’t make movies about stories from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar or from his native place Jharkhand, to which he jokingly replied, “Dekhiye main bhai-bhatijawaad nahi karna chahta hoon.”
Jab Harry Met Sejal is all set to hit the theatres on August 4.
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