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Varun Dhawan on nepotism in Bollywood: I don’t want to talk about it

Kangana Ranaut recently kicked off a debate on nepotism in Bollywood on Karan Johar’s show Koffee With Karan. Now, Varun Dhawan weighs in.

bollywood Updated: Mar 17, 2017 18:45 IST
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Varun Dhawan,Kangana Ranaut,Karan Johar
Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt and actor Varun Dhawan during the promotion of the movie Badrinath Ki Dulhania in Mumbai.(PTI)

Actor Varun Dhawan says he doesn’t think nepotism exists in the Hindi film industry.

The nepotism debate took centre-stage in Bollywood after actor Kangana Ranaut kicked off a controversy recently with her remarks on filmmaker Karan Johar’s talk show Koffee With Karan.

Karan hit back at Kangana, saying that he did not know what Kangana meant by ‘nepotism’ as he has not worked with his family members, and instead launched several actors and directors, who hail from non-film background.

Actors Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan promote their film Badrinath Ke Dulhania at India Gate, New Delhi. (IANS)

When asked if nepotism exists in the film industry, Varun said, “I don’t think so. I don’t want to talk much about it.”

The 28-year-old actor, however, praised Kangana, saying, “I like Kangana, her style and more power to her.”

Though Varun was not launched by his father, director David Dhawan, his big ticket break by Karan’s Dharma Productions in Student of The Year provided a launchpad.

He consolidated his position by delivering hits like Humpty Sharma Ki Dhulania, Main Tera Hero and critically acclaimed Badlapur.

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First Published: Mar 17, 2017 18:45 IST