The nepotism debate seems to be a never ending debate in the Bollywood industry. Just when one thought this word won’t be heard anytime soon, the IIFA 2017 awards happened. Karan Johar, Varun Dhawan and Saif Ali Khan’s jibe at Kangana Ranaut added fuel to the debate. Their action put them at the receiving end of flak and many said these A-listers behaved as bullies. Now Aadar Jain. a star kid whose launch by the YRF was termed nepotistic has dived into the debate.
Aadar said in an interview to a daily that he read a couple of comments but didn’t let that affect him. He said he felt bad when he read these comments but could not help it. Aadar added people are entitled to their opinions. “The only thing you can do is work hard and speak through your work. I just feel no matter where you come from, no matter your background, the odds are the same. Yes, it might be a bit easy for me to meet the casting director. But I have to audition, prove my mettle as an actor because I don’t think a producer or a director wants to take an actor who is not worthy of the script,” Aadar was quoted by the daily.
“A producer/director is putting so much of his own money on new talent. So, you have to audition whether you are the “insider” or the “outsider”. I got the film purely on the merit of my talent. There are so many who don’t belong to a film family, like a Ranveer Singh or an Anushka Sharma, who also audition. The odds are the same for everyone,” Aadar said defending nepotism. A few days ago Aadar Jain’s cousin Ranbir Kapoor said it was unfortunate that talented people did not get opportunities.
Aadar Jain’s Qaidi Band will release on August 25.
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