Bollywood has witnessed Nepotism since decades and it’s actually a part and parcel of the life of actors . The difference in preferences for star-kids to the actors , who are from a non-filmy background is visible . It would not be wrong to say that Nepotism is the biggest disease of this glamours world .
When actor Sushant Singh Rajput took the drastic step to terminate his vital life , the question of Nepotism got that peak , which was behind the curtain till now.
Post the demise of Kai Po Che actor , actor Kangana Ranaut also posted a video regarding the prevailing Nepotism in Bollywood industry. This is not the first time that she pointed this issue.
When Kangna was invited to the show ‘Koffee with karan’ , she blamed Johar for commanding the lead of Nepotism . After that episode , people actually started praising Kangana for her upfront and bold attitude.
Today, we have brought a long list of star-kids , whom people actually tag as a product of Nepotism.
Let’s have a look:
Son of director Boney Kapoor , Arjun kapoor debuted with the film ISHAQZAADE , which was much appreciated by the audience.Being a star kid , he got that opportunity to work under the big banner of Yash Raj Films.
2. Alia Bhatt
Who doesn’t know that Alia Bhatt is the daughter of famous director Mahesh Bhatt, popular for making bold films. Alia, who is born with the silver spoon in mouth got that golden opportunity to work under Karan Johar’s Dharma production for Student Of The Year . That’s a clear example of Nepotism.
3. Athiya Shetty
We all know that Athiya is a daughter of actor Sunil Shetty . It was because of Nepotism that she got an easy chance to work with legendary Subhash Ghai. Salman Khan and Subhash Ghai produced her debut movie Hero in the direction of Nikhil Advani.
When it is talked about Nepotism , Emraan Hashmi , clearly speaks about it . He even revealed in an interview that if his uncle Mahesh Bhatt would not launch him, he would have never joined Bollywood industry. He said : “Yes, nepotism exists in industry, and I got a break because of it. If my uncle , who is a producer and director hadn’t been there, I wouldn’t have been an actor.”
One of the strong competition in Bollywood industry is Shraddha Kapoor . She is the daughter of famous actor Shakti Kapoor and niece of actor Padmini Kolhapuri. As she has that filmy background , it was easy for her to get that chance to join Bollywood industry.
Sonakshi Sinha is always in talks for her transformed looks and her super IQ level except her acting skills . She is the daughter of Shotgun aka Shatrughan Sinha and Poonam Sinha and debuted with movie Dabangg opposite Salman Khan and it’s a fact that this all happened because of Nepotism.
7. Sonam Kapoor
The actor who made debut with the film Saawariyaa and didn’t prove anything to the audience at that point of time ,is the daughter of Anil Kapoor , Sonam Kapoor . She worked with the ace director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Although ,the movie was miserably flopped at the box office but the Nepotism funda did work for Sonam.
8. Varun Dhawan
Son of director David Dhawan is actor Varun Dhawan . He debuted with the movie Student Of The Year, which was directed by Karan Johar, who is tagged for enhancing the career of actors , born with the silver spoon in mouth. Varun definitely got that opportunity of Nepotism.
9. Ishaan Khattar
Ishaan Khatter is the son of Bollywood actors Neelima Azeem and Rajesh Khattar. His half-brother, Shahid Kapoor, is Azeem’s son from her first marriage to actor Pankaj Kapur. When he is born with so many actors in the family , it’s a pretty obvious thing for him to get a free pass to Bollywood industry. He did his debut as a child actor in the 2005 released movie Vaah Life Ho To Aisi.
10. Ananya Pandey
Ananya Panday made her acting debut in 2019 with the teen film Student of the Year 2, co-starring Tiger Shroff and Tara Sutaria, which was produced by Dharma Productions owned by Karan Johar. Being the daughter of actor Chunky Pandey , Ananya Pandey got that opportunity ,often being called as Nepotism . During a chat show , actor Siddhanth Chaturvedi even slammed her for her weird statement related to struggle.While she complained about the struggle in Bollywood , the latter ended her statement by saying ” their struggle begins where our dreams are fulfilled”
11. Prateik Babbar
The son of late actor Smita Patil and actor- politician Raj Babbar, Prateik Babbar was recently seen in the web series Four More Shots Please . He made his screen debut with the 2008 released Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na .
12. Tiger Shroff
The son of actor Jackie Shroff and producer Ayesha Dutt, Tiger Shroff , made his film debut in the 2014 commercially successful action film Heropanti. Being a son of an ace actor did help him to enter the industry easily.
13. Ranbir Kapoor
What say about Kapoor Khaandaan , where all are actors . Same thing happened with Ranbir Kapoor . He got a free pass to join Bollywood although he gave a flop under the direction of Bhansali.
14. Fardeen Khan
the son of the late actor, director, and film producer Feroz Khan, Fardeen Khan made his debut with the movie Prem Aggan. From his acting skills anyone can tell that this is a pure case of Nepotism.
15. Jhanvi Kapoor
Born to Sridevi and Boney Kapoor, Jhanvi Kapoor made her acting debut in 2018 with the romantic drama film Dhadak, produced under the banner of Dharma Production. She is also one of the epic example of product of Nepotism.
16. Aayush Sharma
Husband of Salman Khan’s sister Arpita , Aayush Sharma debuted with the film Love-Yatri . Salman being godfather of many in the industry , did that same gesture of Nepotism to his brother -in -law.
17. Saqib Saleem
Brother of actor Huma Qureshi , did got a chance to enter the Bollywood industry as his sister is doing good in her career . He did his debut with 2011 romantic comedy Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge under the banner of Yashraj films.
18. Sooraj Pancholi
Salman Khan and actor Aditya Pancholi are good friends and as a result , he launched Sooraj Pancoli with the movie Hero which was produced by Salman . What else to say, Nepotism is clear in this picture.