The untimely demise of Sushant Singh Rajput reignited the debate over nepotism in the film industry. Many star kids, including Sonakshi Sinha, and filmmakers have been mercilessly targeted by many trolls. Following this, Sonakshi had announced quitting Twitter to stay away from negativity and trolling that was coming her way.
Now, in an interview, Sonakshi talked about the same and aired her views on the merciless trolling of star kids. She has apparently taken a dig at Kangana Ranaut over the raging debate around Bollywood nepotism. Without taking names, Sonakshi has said that the word nepotism has been introduced and sensationalized by a person whose sister is managing their work.
In a conversation with Hindustan Times, Sonakshi said, “I find it so amusing that this word nepotism has been introduced and sensationalised by a person whose sister is managing their work. And I don’t think I really want to give it that much more importance.”
She added, “Having said that, my father (Shatrughan Sinha) has never picked up the phone and called any producer to say, ‘Take my daughter in your film’.”
She further mentioned how nobody likes to hear abuses about themselves, especially not for being actors and being born to a certain set of parents. “Nobody likes to hear abuses about themselves for what — for being actors? For being born to a particular set of parents?”
About the insider-outsider debate, Sonakshi said, “Has anybody really counted — today there are more outsiders than so called insiders in the industry, who have made it very big and have lots of work, more than people who’re grown up in any film family. Why nobody raises that point? So, there’s a lot of misdirected anger about a lot of things, a herd mentality and people are being ‘bhadkaoed’. One person said something, and the whole world starts attacking star kids without putting any sense into it.”
Sonakshi shared her opinion that while belonging from a film family can help get someone their first audition, it can’t help them make their careers. She said, “Okay, fine, being related to a film family can help in that first meeting or that first audition or that first film. But, after that, what? This this whole hullabaloo about, ‘Oh, somebody can make or break someone’, I’m sorry, nobody can make or break anyone except for the audience. We’re all here today because our audience has accepted us to some extent whether it’s an insider or an outsider. We respect that. If audience doesn’t accept a person, his career won’t go anywhere. So, it’s sad to attack star kids… we work hard and put in as much hard work as anybody else.”