Nepotism is the word that indians were not aware of before kangana made it controversial. While at a popular talk show by karan johar, which stars use a platform to promote their movies, kangana answered a question by karan johar in a witting manner. She said that karan johar would play a person who is a flag bearer of nepotism if ever a movie is made on her career or life story. This was spun out of proportion by first karan johar himself and by all the media outlets as it had quite the chance of becoming an internet sensation. Going beyond the firsthand impact of the dialogue on karan johar or kangana ranaut, it started a dialogue about Nepotism and favoritism in the hindi movie industry.
There were a bunch of star kids who could not have seen the light of the day if not for their parents, saying that they go through their fair share of problems when asked about their privileges. Some stars bluntly accepted being a victim of Nepotism but said that they could not do anything else but wish that they get a few roles in good movies and hope to become a superstar. And then some stars were close friends of the famous families of bollywood, who said that they don’t mind with Nepotism and said that with right talent actors can make it. However, fans had a chance of understanding the amount of politics involved in making a movie or becoming a star.
After a few years of calm, Sushanth’s suicide has resurfaced the whole discussion about nepotism. While the police investigation is still under process, there is no sure reason for his suicide yet. But the fans and some stars are speculating that lack of movie offers have led to this. Now the question comes to how to stop the industry from bullying the stars even if it not the real reason behind Sushanth’s suicide. As karan johar rightfully said it is his business and he can launch whomever he wants. But the movies are made for us, the public, and we can decide what to watch and what to avoid. Let us try to support people who need our support and not people who can get critically acclaimed awards despite horrible performances.