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Adah Sharma on nepotism: I’m not foolish enough to be listing out names

Actor Adah Sharma feels that the word nepotism is being celebrated enough and hence, she doesn’t have much to add to it.

bollywood Updated: Jul 30, 2018 14:17 IST
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Hindustan Times
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Actor Adah Sharma will soon make her Tamil film debut alongside Prabhudheva in the film, Charlie Chaplin 2.

A lot of statements on nepotism have come out of Bollywood recently, and most of them have been quite straightforward. But actor Adah Sharma referred to the subject in a rather quirky manner. Sometime back, she posted a picture of herself on her social media accounts — it was Adah herself with pink hair, and the cheeky caption read: “Speaking of nepotism... have u met my half Russian sister Adahdinova Pertovski... she can’t act or speak hindi.”

Asked if she was in a way taking a dig at the nepotism debate, Adah says, “I’ve often been asked about my take on nepotism. I feel the word is being celebrated enough and I don’t have much to add to it. Through this post on social media, I was just cracking a joke about it and making light of a situation that I can do absolutely nothing about.”

The actor adds that those who follow her on social media know that “I poke fun at myself and stuff around. As for my half Russian sister, I’m sure she’ll be flooded with movies soon (laughs).”

Adah, who has been in films such as Hasee Toh Phasee (2014) and Commando 2 (2017) is set to make her Tamil film debut in Charlie Chaplin, where she shares the screen with superstar Prabhudheva. On whether she has ever lost a role to a star kid, or faced any other discrimination for not being from a film family, Adah says that it’s all to do with destiny. “I’m a believer in the fact that if something is meant to be, it will happen. And if I’m meant to get something, I will — and nothing can come in the way,” she says.

The actor adds that though she’s “not a calculative person”, she’s also not “foolish enough to be listing out names”. “So, I’ll be diplomatic for now and say, ‘Nepotism? Woh kya hota hai?’” she laughs, telling enough.

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First Published: Jul 30, 2018 14:17 IST