Ekta Kapoor and Tiger Shroff’s mom Ayesha heat up the nepotism debate on Instagram
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Ekta Kapoor and Tiger Shroff’s mom Ayesha heat up the nepotism debate on Instagram

Producer Ekta kapoor and Tiger Shroff’s mother Ayesha had a rather interesting conversation on Instagram about why we need to give outsiders an equal chance in films.

bollywood Updated: Aug 09, 2018 15:12 IST
Rishabh Suri
Rishabh Suri
Hindustan Times
Ekta Kapoor,Bollywood,Laila Majnu
Ekta Kapoor and Ayesha Shroff discussed whether it’s easy for star kids to get launched over outsiders.

The nepotism debate refuses to die down anytime soon. Adding fuel the fire, every other day, some Bollywood celebrity speaks up on star kids being preferred over outsiders. The latest celeb to jump onto the wagon is producer Ekta Kapoor and Tiger Shroff’s mother Ayesha Shroff.

It all started when Ekta posted the teaser for her upcoming production, Laila Majnu, on Instagram, and wrote, “Promo in two hours max! Pls see a glimpse of this piece of cinema about raw timeless love untamed by the commerce of films helmed by the best @imtiazaliofficial and lived by two yet unknown talents who have no film legacy or star fathers or godfathers.” The movie stars Avinash Tiwari and Tripti Dimri, and has been directed by filmmaker Imtiaz Ali’s brother Sajid Ali.

Tiger is Ayesha and Jackie Shroff’s son, and made his debut with Heropanti (2014). Ayesha replied to the post and wrote “It’s not a sin to have a star father my dear! Hard work and talent is the same no matter what caste, creed or lineage!!!”.

Ekta is the daughter of yesteryear actor Jeetendra. And her answer to Ayesha mentioned this along with the fact that it is indeed difficult to make a film with two outsiders and market it. “not at all mam! I have one ;) but u have to admit for a producer to sell market n turn around a film with newcomers is far tougher with no lineage attached ! This is no slight to any star kid least of all tiger who is FANTASTIC! But a request to give other kids a chance too.”

Let’s wait and see if Tiger or his father, Jackie Shroff have anything to add to this debate.

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First Published: Aug 09, 2018 13:29 IST