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Ever since Sushant Singh Rajput‘s death on June 14, netizens have gone berserk with the ‘nepotism’ and ‘insiders vs the outsiders’ debate. They feel that being an outsider, one has to struggle a lot to make their mark in the industry while star kids have an easy access to bag movies and need not struggle as much as an outsider has to. Having said that there are many outsiders in Bollywood who are doing much better than the star kids and even audiences have recognised them. Stars like Ayushmann Khurrana, Rajkummar Rao, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Pankaj Tripathi, Manoj Bajpayee, Anubhav Sinha, Swara Bhasker, Taapsee Pannu and others have excelled in their works and we can witness where they are today.
Bollywood got divided in the entire nepotism debate. We recently asked ‘Khaali Peeli’ director Maqbool Khan’s opinion on this entire debate. To which he said, “Bohot simple answer hain. I’m sitting in front of you and producer Ali Abbas Zafar, he is an outsider, I’m an outsider, my DOP is an outsider, my writers they are not from the industry. We don’t have our father or anybody in the film industry. We are here and we are working.”
He added, “Kal agar mere bacche honge, aur mujhe agar bolenge ki director banna hai, usmein burai kya hain? Being from a filmy family or any profession you take, you can be given a first chance. After that, you have to prove yourself. If you are not good, you’ll not get chances again and again. People will discard you. Nobody will go and buy tickets if they don’t like you and watch your film. If an actor is not performing well, he will be forgotten and it has happened in the past also. There were many stars who have a filmy background, but they came and went.”
We must say Maqbool Khan has put his point very clearly, isn’t it?