Entertainment Bollywood 18 Jul 2017 Nepotism does exist ...

Nepotism does exist and I'm a 'disarming' product of it, says Ranbir Kapoor

Published Jul 18, 2017, 2:35 pm IST
Updated Jul 18, 2017, 3:10 pm IST
The topic of nepotism started after Kangana addressed it on Karan Johar's 'Koffee with Karan' show.
While many have denied the existance of nepotism, Ranbir Kapoor, who comes from a filmy family, agreed to the fact.
 While many have denied the existance of nepotism, Ranbir Kapoor, who comes from a filmy family, agreed to the fact.

Mumbai: Kangana Ranaut lit the fire when she addressed the topic of nepotism in Bollywood on Karan Johar’s ‘Koffee with Karan’, and ever since then, it has been burning bright.

Not only Karan but many celebrities got caught in that fire. But seems like nothing has changed as in an award show which was held recently, the “privileged” boys of the film industry, Karan Johar, Varun Dhawan and Saif Ali Khan, bullied Kangana, who wasn’t even at the show, by proudly chanting ‘nepotism rocks’ on stage.


However, another actor recently addressed the issue at an interview where he agreed to the fact that nepotism does exist and he is a “disarming” product of it. Ranbir Kapoor, who comes from a filmy family, was speaking at AIB’s podcast where the hosts introduced him as, “Our guest today comes from the family of Prithvi Raj Kapoor, Raj Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Karisma Kapoor.”

Soon, Tanmay Bhatt raised the most repeated question. He asked, “My question to you Ranbir is do you believe nepotism exists in Bollywood?”


Letting honesty take control, Ranbir said, “I am a 'disarming' product of it," while pointing to the slogan on his shirt, which read "disarming.”

“Of course it exists. I'm sitting here next to you guys (because of nepotism). I have a simple take on nepotism: I believe that my great-grandfather worked hard to give his children a platform, and so on and so forth,” he further added.

“I became an actor because of my family, and because I got the opportunity, and the thing is you don't really get credit for your success because everyone just looks down upon your success,” he concluded.


To which, Rohan Joshi quickly added, "It took you exactly 45 seconds to start complaining about how amazing your life is."

"No, I mean, see, this is my prototype answer for nepotism so I have to say," Ranbir laughed. Gursimran Khamba then asked, "But when someone says that nepotism doesn’t exist, do you go like, 'What?!'"

Ranbir then explained himself, "See the thing is, it’s very simple I believe that every actor who talks about anything serious is pointless because people don’t take what actors say that seriously. It is just for effects and its show business. I mean, if a star kid talks about nepotism, it doesn’t matter what he says."