Veteran filmmaker Subhash Ghai (right) says the Indian film industry is driven by merit as there is open competition between star kids and those from outside the movie world.
“The most beautiful thing about the industry is that it is a meritorious industry. You have merit, you will win; be it kids of film families or from those from outside. The competition is quite open, as sometimes star kids win and sometimes those from the outside,” says Ghai.
“Shah Rukh Khan is from outside, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan are from the film families, but Akshay Kumar is from outside. So you’ll get many such actors and directors... Like I am from outside, I was not the son of Raj Kapoor or Yash Chopra,” he adds.
However, Bollywood has seen film families contribute to the industry through decades. “Film families have that kind of upbringing. Like how a politician’s son becomes a politician. It’s a norm. It comes in the genes and the training takes place at home,” adds Ghai.