Bollywood has been accused of Nepotism. Many Bollywood filmmakers have been blamed for ‘favoring’ star kids for quite some time now. But, with Zoya Akhtar’s announcement of her next movie – The Archies, the debate on Nepotism has been reignited.
In the past, Karan Johar has been blamed for favoring star kids over outsiders. And, now people have accused Zoya Akhtar of using her film as a launchpad for star kids. The poster and the teaser of the movie stars Suhana Khan, Khushi Kapoor & Agastya Nanda.
As nepotism trended on social media, Bollywood Actor Gulshan Devaiah tweeted and pointed out an interesting detail. Hinting that the nepotism debate usually revolves around Bollywood star kids, Gulshan, in his tweet, asked why people never criticize South films for casting ‘star kids.’
Observation: Hindi film audiences will happily watch dubbed films of a second/third/fourth generation star kid & not have any nepotism ki khujli (at least on social media)
His tweet received mixed reactions from the netizens. Many netizens pointed out that star kids in the South are hardworking and ‘talented’, unlike many in Bollywood who get unlimited chances despite being mediocre.
At least in Kerala only the worthy nepo kids will stay and others will be kept aside,like Prithviraj is a nepo kid but is an amazing actor but Suresh gopis son is not much appreciated in films and doesn’t get many roles
Twood families are pretty confusing. Every1 is related to some1 and it’s difficult to keep up.Also they don’t make it a huge deal about a star kid launch like they do in bwood. So most of the audience doesn’t even know that a particular actor is a starkid. Hope that makes sense.
Because audience wants some entertainment as well , if it comes with a good act fine if not then it has to be a good story or visual , either way entert. is what audience craves for , Hindi cinema has started working like a factory entirely effortless hence the situation is bad.
Nice observation. Except ranganathan madhvan and vijay setupati none of the south film industry actor is a first generation actor. You think about any big actor from south and you’ll find he is either second or third and in some cases even a forth generation actor.
It’s more about content gulshan and everyone including you in Bollywood also knows the truth that good stories have completely dried up. Ab tum gehrayian bana ke socho ki log dekhenge to hum chutiye nahi hain bhai. Netflix type content banega to Netflix jaisi hi halat hogi.