There is no nepo­tism in Bol­ly­wood: An­shai Lal

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An­shai Lal (right),who made his di­rec­to­rial de­but with Phillauri (2017), has joined the nepo­tism de­bate. Since Karan Jo­har and Kan­gana Ra­naut locked horns over the lat­ter’s com­ment that Jo­har is the “flag­bearer of nepo­tism in the film in­dus­try”, many in Bol­ly­wood have taken sides. Lal be­lieves that there is noth­ing like nepo­tism in Bol­ly­wood.

“In­dus­try is ac­cept­ing. I don’t feel nepo­tism is preva­lent. A film takes a lot of money and no one would like to spend it just to do a favour to some­one,” he says adding, “Bol­ly­wood mein bhi utni hi mehnat karni padti hai jitni ek MBA ko karni padti hai. Agar itna aasan hota to saare star kids, aaj su­per stars hote (just like any other field, you have to work hard here. If star kids had an up­per hand, then all of them would have been su­per stars). Peo­ple have mis­con­cep­tions that the in­dus­try doesn’t ac­cept new peo­ple.”

Lal, who has worked as an as­sis­tant direc­tor in films, such as, Dostana (2008) and House­full (2010) shares that mak­ing a film in­volves risk fac­tors. “You know how much you are go­ing to earn in a job. But, in Bol­ly­wood, there is no fixed struc­ture and this un­cer­tainty scares peo­ple.” In Phillauri, Lal worked with ac­tor Anushka Sharma, who was also the pro­ducer of the film. About Anushka, he says, “She is awe­some. Her brother (Kar­nesh) and I are re­ally good friends and I know her in­for­mally too. She is re­ally fo­cused about her work as an ac­tor and that re­ally helped us.”

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