Javed Akhtar: In the film in­dus­try, nepo­tism is not pos­si­ble

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IS­LAM­ABAD: Af­ter al­most ev­ery­one in the Hindi film in­dus­try, the next one to talk about nepo­tism is the vet­eran writer and lyri­cist, Javed Akhtar. He says it's not pos­si­ble for it to ex­ist in the Hindi film in­dus­try and also states the rea­son why he thinks so.

when asked about it, Akhtar said, "In­her­i­tance can­not be called nepo­tism". He fur­ther adds, "I think peo­ple are con­fus­ing in­her­i­tance with nepo­tism. In film in­dus­try, nepo­tism is not pos­si­ble be­cause ul­ti­mately, the per­son who is buy­ing the ticket at the box of­fice is the voter and that can­not be rigged. May be some­body born in a film fam­ily has a foot in the door, but that's about all."

He also stated his take on the drugs in the Hindi film in­dus­try and this is what he said, "As far as the drugs are con­cerned, it is the mal­ice of the so­ci­ety. I have only heard and I have not seen any drug with my own eyes. But I have heard the young peo­ple tend to use drugs, but that is not just in film in­dus­try, it is the cur­rent mal­ice of the so­ci­ety. That should be looked into. And I don't know what is il­le­gal and what is le­gal."

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