It all started when Kangana Ranaut called Karan Johar the ”flag-bearer of Nepotism” on the Koffee with Karan talk show. Since then the director has been taking swipes at the ‘Queen’ and the Bollywood biggies have been ganging up with Karan. More recently at the IIFA Awards event, Kareena’s husband the Nawab of Pataudi, Saif Ali Khan also got embroiled in the ‘Nepotism’ controversy along with co-hosts Karan Johar and Varun Dhawan.
Karan, Varun, Saif and now Bebo
While Johar made a public apology for mocking Kangana, Varun Dhawan tweeted an apology. Saif Ali Khan wrote an open letter explaining about the ‘camps’ and ‘genetics’ in Bollywood. However, it seems the debate hasn’t died down yet. Bebo recently embroiled herself in the debate saying that ”Nepotism is overrated.”
Nepotism is a nice read in the industry
In an interview to Filmfare magazine she said,”A lot of things seem out of context. Doesn’t nepotism exist in every possible field? But nobody addresses that. In business families, the son takes over the business. A politician’s son takes over his place. These are not considered nepotism but in the industry, it makes for a nice read.”
Are all star kids No 1?
Bebo quoted Darwin saying that in every industry, it’s about the survival of the fittest. Not one to speak randomly, Bebo made a good point with ” Not many star-kids have achieved what their parents have. So I don’t understand why people are going on about it. Basically, the industry is a ruthless place. It’s about talent and survival of the fittest. Otherwise, a lot of star kids would’ve been No.1 stars in our country.”
Bebo praises Kangana
The actress has never been one to take sides or shy away from giving her opinion. Nothing makes it clearer than when she said,”If there’s Ranbir Kapoor, there’s also Ranveer Singh who’s not from the industry. So honestly, nepotism is overrated. More than in business, more than in politics, in the industry, it’s your hard work and talent that will take you far. That’s exactly the reason why Kangana Ranaut is considered such a great actress. And she’s not from the industry. If there’s Alia Bhatt, there’s also Kangana. It’s not only about star kids.”
Back to work
Kareena is back with a bang, post-Taimur and has started shooting for Veere Di Wedding in Delhi.