Nepotism, profoundly prevailing ever since the establishment of Bollywood . Ranging from Kapoors to Khans , or be it the Greek god Hritik Roshan , they didn’t toil to get their first major breakthrough in the B-town, and the superiority complex has been evident at many instances pertaining to Nepotism.
So the Hritik-Kangana spat concluded with Kangana potraying the prevailing Nepotism in Bollywood , and how those having no prior connection whatsoever are ill-treated and the impartailness of Directors , and ever since the nepotism-debate has been a boiling affair.
Saif Ali Khan’s apologetic open letter for kangana has been all over the Social Media , it received a lethal retaliation from kangana in a similar fashion , and boy oh boy she did hit the bulls eye with her very first Open Letter. Kangana who has contributed so much to the industry , has been the epitome of independency , and with her “never say never” attitude , shes’s been giving tough times to the bollywood biggies. The perfect example of Beauty with Brains ,Kangana took everyone by storm with her very initial Open letter.She brilliantly exposed the Nepotism Hypocrisy , and single handedly puts an end to all the questions :
Nepotism is merely a weakness of the human nature; it takes great deal of will-power and strength to rise above our intrinsic nature — sometimes we excel, sometimes we don’t. No one is putting a gun to anyone’s head to hire talent they don’t believe in. So, there is no need to get defensive about one’s choices.
In fact, the subtext of all my talk on this subject has been to encourage outsiders to take the path less travelled. Bullying, jealousy, nepotism and territorial human tendencies are all part of the entertainment industry, much like any other. If you don’t find acceptance in the mainstream, go off beat — there are so many ways of doing the same thing. I think the privileged are the least to be blamed in this debate, since they are part of the system, which is set around chain reactions. Change can only be caused by those who want it. It is the prerogative of the dreamer who learns to take his or her due, and not ask for it.
You are absolutely right — there is a lot of excitement and admiration for the lives of the rich and famous. But at the same time, our creative industry gets this love from our countrymen, because we are like a mirror to them — whether it’s Langda Tyagi from Omkara, or Rani from Queen, we are loved for the extraordinary portrayal of the ordinary.
So, should we make peace with nepotism? The ones who think it works for them can make peace with it. In my opinion, that is an extremely pessimistic attitude for a Third World country, where many people don’t have access to food, shelter, clothing, and education. The world is not an ideal place, and it might never be. That is why we have the industry of arts. In a way, we are the flag-bearers of hope.
It’s surely :
Kangana 1- 0 Saif