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Sultan actor Amit Sadh joins the nepotism debate, speaks up for star kids

Actor Amit Sadh says he got some learnings because of his army background, so it’s perfectly fine if star kids, too, learn from their parents.

bollywood Updated: Jul 12, 2017 16:27 IST
Anjuri Nayar Singh
Anjuri Nayar Singh
Hindustan Times
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Actor Amit Sadh says that it’s almost become a sin to be a star kid now.(Instagram/theamitsadh)

For actor Amit Sadh, getting into Bollywood was not an easy task. The 34-year-old quit television after doing shows such as Kyun Hota Hai Pyarrr and Kohinoor, as he wanted to get into films. After struggling for five years, giving countless auditions and even taking an acting course in the US, Amit got his break in films with Phoonk 2 (2010) and Maximum (2012).

Does he feel that actors from a film background don’t have to struggle much? “Every human being goes through his own struggle, including star kids. I am not a cry baby who would talk about the opportunities that other people are getting. I believe in making my own opportunities. There is so much talk on nepotism, it’s almost become a sin to be a star kid,” he says, hinting at the nepotism debate which sparked ever since actor Kangana Ranaut accused filmmaker Karan Johar of being the “flag-bearer of nepotism”. The actor adds, “I was born in an Army family and I also got some attributes from my parents. So what is the problem if star kids also learn from their parents?”

Amit, who has been seen in films such as Kai Po Che (2013) and Sultan (2016), says that he feels fortunate to do what he loves. “I am so grateful that I am able to be in a profession which I am passionate about. I look at acting as a psychiatrist. It cleanses me and infuses me with energy. Acting helps you evolve. The whole process is full of learning and innovation,” says Amit, who will next be seen in Raagdesh and Gold.”

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First Published: Jul 12, 2017 16:27 IST