Nepotism can co-exist with new talent, says Sushant
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