Ne­po­tism can co-ex­ist with new tal­ent, says Sushant

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Ac­tor Sushant Singh Ra­jput (left) says that be­ing an out­sider in the film in­dus­try, he does not have a prob­lem with favouritism in Bol­ly­wood. “All the films that I did and will be do­ing in the next one and half year are films that I re­ally wanted to do. I had many op­tions and I had the lux­ury to choose. So from per­sonal point of view I can’t com­plain. Hav­ing said that, it is not like (ne­po­tism) is not there. It is there ev­ery­where in all sorts of in­dus­tries and not just Bol­ly­wood,” says Sushant. The ac­tor started his act­ing ca­reer with tele­vi­sion, and gained pop­u­lar­ity with the show Pav­i­tra Rishta. He later made his Bol­ly­wood de­but with the 2013 Ab­hishek Kapoor di­rec­to­rial, Kai Po Che, and went on to star in films such as Shuddh Desi Romance (2013), PK (2014) and MS Dhoni: The Un­told Story (2016). Sushant, how­ever, be­lieves that ne­po­tism can co-ex­ist with the idea of en­cour­ag­ing new tal­ent from out­side of the film in­dus­try. “I, be­ing an out­sider, got the op­por­tu­nity. But if new tal­ents won’t get a chance, and only the prac­tice of ne­po­tism con­tin­ues, then the in­dus­try will col­lapse in some time,” he adds.

It (favouritism) is there in all sorts of in­dus­tries and not just Bol­ly­wood SUSHANT SINGH RA­JPUT, AC­TOR

PHOTO:PRATHAM GOKHALE/HT

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