The topic of Nepotism in Bollywood seems not getting over soon. The young stars of the industry also got involved and talking about it. In the recent Rajiv Masand’s talk show, the stars who were present include Vishal Jethwa, Tara Sutaria, Ananya Panday, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Saloni Batra, Abhimanyu Dassani, and Geetika Vidya Ohlyan.
During the discussion, the topic of nepotism came. Ananya Panday, daughter of Chunky Panday who made her debut with Dharma’s Productions Student Of The Year 2 opened up about nepotism and her struggles in the Bollywood industry. She said,
“Everyone says that it is all glamorous and I’ve gotten everything that I wanted. But I’m very grateful that I’m my Dad’s daughter and I wouldn’t want it any other way. When people hate on me for nepotism, I’m not going to shy away that I’m Chunky Pandey’s daughter. My Dad has worked really hard and he’s still working.” “I’m so proud of him. I’m proud of being his daughter.
Ananya Panday further added,
When Student Of The Year 2 got delayed by a year, my dad actually didn’t even congratulate me till the film released because that’s how fickle the industry is. That’s how dispensable people are. Anything can happen, it can get shelved, it can release after years and he knows that. Mine has been a lot of personal experience, I have seen my dad go through so many things that I don’t take anything too seriously. I overcompensate sometimes and I am so scared that people may say that oh you are taking things too lightly’ so I will come extra early to places. I am so happy that I have this chance.”
Ananya did not stop there and added,
“Just because my Dad is an actor I’m not gonna say no to a film. My Dad never did a Dharma film, my Dad never went on Koffee with Karan. It isn’t as easy people say it is. Everyone has their own journey.”
Siddhant Chaturvedi who was sitting just right next to Ananya does not have a Bollywood background. He is famous for his role as MC Sher from the movie GullyBoy. His epic response to Ananya Panday is winning hearts on social media. Siddhant told,
“Everyone has their own struggle. But difference yahi hai ki jahan hamare sapne poore hotein hai, wahan inka struggle shuru hota hai.” (The difference is that where our dreams get fulfilled that’s where their struggles starts).
Watch out the video below,
Ananya Pandey complaining about nepotism and Sidhant Chaturvedi ending her existence with one line 😭 look at her reaction lol pic.twitter.com/hX2R7Jc1F7
— Devdas (@shahrukhdevdas) January 1, 2020
He completely nailed in MC Sher style, isn’t it? Siddhant Chaturvedi will next be seen in the movie Bunty Aur Babli 2 and another movie with Deepika Padukone whose name is yet to be finalized. While on the other hand, Ananya Panday will be seen at the movie Khaali Peeli opposite Ishan Khattar.
What is your take on nepotism in Bollywood? Do you agree with Siddhant Chaturvedi? Let us know in the comments below.