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Pooja Bedi reacts to Kartik Aaryan being 'dropped' from Dostana 2

  • Pooja Bedi has said that it is 'unfair' to blame nepotism for star kids joining the film industry, because 'there is equal opportunity' for all, and the 'people are envious of people with privilege'.
Pooja Bedi has commented on Kartik Aaryan's recasting in Dostana 2.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Pooja Bedi has commented on Kartik Aaryan's recasting in Dostana 2.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on May 10, 2021 07:12 AM IST
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Aadar Jain on nepotism: ‘I feel like the odds are really the same for everyone’

While Aadar Jain admitted that he got the opportunity to assist 'big directors' because they were known to his family, he said that at the end of the day, 'the odds are really the same for everyone'.
Aadar Jain is the grandson of Raj Kapoor.
Aadar Jain is the grandson of Raj Kapoor.
Published on Apr 10, 2021 01:54 PM IST
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I don’t think nepotism has survived: Subhash Ghai

The veteran filmmaker believes that merit is the only way forward in the industry; adds that censor board should not curb the freedom or an artiste
Subhash Ghai believes that nothing can change the love for Bollywood in people’s minds(Photo: Prodip Guha/HT)
Subhash Ghai believes that nothing can change the love for Bollywood in people’s minds(Photo: Prodip Guha/HT)
Updated on Dec 08, 2020 04:18 PM IST
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HT Mumbai | By Nishad Neelambaran

Bigg Boss 14 written update Weekend Ka Vaar day 27: Salman Khan schools Rahul on nepotism, slams Rubina-Abhinav for attacking show

Bigg Boss 14 written update Weekend Ka Vaar day 27: It was a tiring day for host Salman Khan as she chided Rahul Vaidya, Rubina Dilaik, Jasmin Bhasin and Abhinav Shukla over their behaviour inside the house in past week.
Bigg Boss 14 written update Weekend Ka Vaar day 27: Salman Khan slammed Rubina-Abhinav and Rahul for their behaviour in this house while he skipped the major fight between Kavita and Eijaz.
Bigg Boss 14 written update Weekend Ka Vaar day 27: Salman Khan slammed Rubina-Abhinav and Rahul for their behaviour in this house while he skipped the major fight between Kavita and Eijaz.
Updated on Oct 31, 2020 11:04 PM IST
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TMC legislator’s ‘nepotism’ comment puts party in BJP’s line of fire

The video has come as a major embarrassment for the TMC which is carrying out a rectification exercise on the recommendations of election strategist Prashant Kishor after a poor show in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bengal has been trying to corner the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) over corruption in the party’s ranks.(HT PHOTO)
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bengal has been trying to corner the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) over corruption in the party’s ranks.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Oct 12, 2020 07:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee

Ranvir Shorey wants marijuana to be made legal in India: ‘It is based on very archaic laws’

Ranvir Shorey called laws against the use of marijuana a colonial hangover and believes that it should be made legal in India. The actor also claimed that there are powerful people in Bollywood who actually make an effort to sabotage other people’s careers.
Ranvir Shorey has opened up about drug abuse in Bollywood and nepotism.
Ranvir Shorey has opened up about drug abuse in Bollywood and nepotism.
Updated on Oct 10, 2020 04:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ruchi Kaushal

Sona Mohapatra laughs off Rangoli Chandel’s ‘junk’ remark, takes a dig at nepotism: ‘My sisters don’t speak for me’

Sona Mohapatra has responded to Kangana Ranaut’s sister Rangoli Chandel calling her comments ‘below average junk’. The singer took a dig at nepotism and replied how her sisters don’t speak for her or troll for her. See her response here.
Kangana Ranaut has blocked Sona Mohapatra.
Kangana Ranaut has blocked Sona Mohapatra.
Updated on Sep 29, 2020 08:16 AM IST
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Urmila Matondkar on facing nepotism: ‘I was written off like no other actor in the history of cinema’

Urmila Matondkar opened up about the existence of nepotism in the film industry and said that she has faced it in her career. She said that despite her debut film doing well, she ‘struggled tremendously’.
Urmila Matondkar said that she was at the receiving end of nepotism in the film industry.
Urmila Matondkar said that she was at the receiving end of nepotism in the film industry.
Updated on Sep 18, 2020 06:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk

Ranvir Shorey on Jaya Bachchan’s thali remark: ‘They decorate plates for their children, only pieces are thrown away for us’

Ranvir Shorey has opposed Jaya Bachchan’s thali remark during a speech in the Parliament and said that the powerful only get opportunities for their own kids while others like him simply get the leftovers.
Ranvir Shorey has opposed Jaya Bachchan’s recent speech.
Ranvir Shorey has opposed Jaya Bachchan’s recent speech.
Updated on Sep 17, 2020 09:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk

Inheritance cannot be called nepotism: Javed Akhtar

A Padma Bhushan awardee, Akhtar sheds light on how nepotism cannot exist in Bollywood, and how “people have confused inheritance with nepotism”
Javed Akhtar(Photo: Prodip Guha/HT)
Javed Akhtar(Photo: Prodip Guha/HT)
Updated on Sep 17, 2020 05:50 PM IST
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HT Mumbai | By Nishad Neelambaran

Nepotism exists everywhere: Nidhhi Agerwal

The Munna Michael (2017) actor says that even though she wishes she had things easier being an outsider in the industry, she is not someone who would want to talk about it, rather accept it
Nidhhi Agerwal
Nidhhi Agerwal
Updated on Sep 13, 2020 04:12 PM IST
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HT Mumbai | By Nishad Neelambaran

Adah Sharma: If my pillow can get work, I rest my case about nepotism

To explain nepotism, actor Adah Sharma reveals her cat shaped pillow, which she has named Radha, has a verified Instagram account, and gets work offers too, just because it is connected to a celeb.
Actor Adah Sharma has been a part of films such as Commando 2 and 1920.
Actor Adah Sharma has been a part of films such as Commando 2 and 1920.
Updated on Sep 13, 2020 02:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Rishabh Suri, New Delhi

Piyush Mishra on nepotism in Bollywood: ‘No Kapoor or Khan family came in my way, but dadagiri does exist’

JL50’s Professor Mitra aka Piyush Mishra says he has never been adversely affected due to nepotism but there is an element of ‘goondagiri’ in the industry.
Piyush Mishra has spoken about how Bollywood treats outsiders.
Piyush Mishra has spoken about how Bollywood treats outsiders.
Updated on Sep 10, 2020 06:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Kaushal

Vidyut Jammwal, asked about nepotism, compares himself to ‘beggar knocking at car window’

Actor Vidyut Jammwal, asked about nepotism in a new interview, compared himself to someone from a desolate field, and a beggar knocking at the window of a car.
Vidyut Jammwal was recently seen in Khuda Haafiz.
Vidyut Jammwal was recently seen in Khuda Haafiz.
Updated on Sep 04, 2020 06:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk

Mini Mathur reacts to Kangana Ranaut’s old video defending nepotism, says ‘Gotta love this woman. Big fan’

Mini Mathur reacted to an old video of Kangana Ranaut defending nepotism. She also responded to those who trolled her for her comments.
Mini Mathur gave back to troll who criticised her for reacting to Kangana Ranaut’s old video.
Mini Mathur gave back to troll who criticised her for reacting to Kangana Ranaut’s old video.
Updated on Aug 12, 2020 05:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Neeraj Kabi says instead of arguing about nepotism ‘raise your talent’: ‘There is no way that you will be eliminated’

Paatal Lok actor Neeraj Kabi says producers have the liberty to cast whoever they want,one cannot file a case against them.
Neeraj Kabi in a still from Avrodh - The Siege Within.
Neeraj Kabi in a still from Avrodh - The Siege Within.
Updated on Aug 04, 2020 06:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ruchi Kaushal

Nimrat Kaur on nepotism: I did lose out on projects, but not because every time a star kid was plugged in

Actor Nimrat Kaur says she has faced rejections in Bollywood for other reasons too and not to forget the number of offers she declined.
Nimrat Kaur has been a part of popular international TV series such as Homeland and Wayward Pines.
Nimrat Kaur has been a part of popular international TV series such as Homeland and Wayward Pines.
Updated on Jul 31, 2020 02:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi

Sona Mohapatra says top talent is hired only if they are willing to ‘bow & scrape’ in front of Bollywood families

Singer Sona Mohapatra has said hardworking professionals with a great track record in other industries are hired only if they are willing to ‘toe the line’, ‘bow & scrape’ in front of the Bollywood families.
Sona Mohapatra has talked about nepotism and award ceremonies in her latest series of tweets.
Sona Mohapatra has talked about nepotism and award ceremonies in her latest series of tweets.
Updated on Jul 31, 2020 12:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk

Abhishek Banerjee feels blessed to be an outsider: ‘Even the smallest of success becomes glory for me’

Paatal Lok actor Abhishek Banerjee says if he was a star kid, the pressure would have been 200% higher than it is now.
Abhishek Banerjee was recently seen in Paatal Lok and Bhonsle.
Abhishek Banerjee was recently seen in Paatal Lok and Bhonsle.
Updated on Jul 30, 2020 07:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ruchi Kaushal

Taapsee Pannu on Kangana Ranaut: ‘You are fighting for outsiders and simultaneously pulling down other outsiders’

Taapsee Pannu, in a new interview, has spoken further on her fight with Kangana Ranaut after the latter had called Swara Bhasker and her ‘needy outsiders’ and ‘B grade actresses’.
Taapsee Pannu and Kangana Ranaut have been in a war of words ever since the latter called her and Swara Bhasker ‘B grade actresses’.
Taapsee Pannu and Kangana Ranaut have been in a war of words ever since the latter called her and Swara Bhasker ‘B grade actresses’.
Updated on Jul 29, 2020 08:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk

Richa Chadha says ‘tone-deaf’ people shared her blog on Bollywood’s hypocrisy without realising she’d written about them

Actor Richa Chadha has said that ‘tone-deaf’ people shared her explosive 3900-word blog about the hypocrisy of Bollywood without realising that it was about them.
Richa Chadha had recently written a 3900-word blog about Bollywood.
Richa Chadha had recently written a 3900-word blog about Bollywood.
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 02:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk

Jacqueline Fernandez calls Bollywood ‘most beautiful fraud in the world’, reveals why she’s unbothered by nepotism

Actor Jacqueline Fernandez has revealed why she hasn’t been bothered by nepotism, and why she feels favouritism is the bigger problem.
Jacqueline Fernandez in the Genda Phool song.
Jacqueline Fernandez in the Genda Phool song.
Updated on Jul 27, 2020 09:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk

Pavail Gulati on his Thappad co-star Taapsee Pannu: ‘She doesn’t have a crew or bodyguards on sets, focuses on her work’

Thappad actor Pavail Gulati was impressed by co-star Taapsee Pannu’s way of working without a crew or bodyguards.
Taapsee Pannu and Pavail Gulati in a still from Thappad.
Taapsee Pannu and Pavail Gulati in a still from Thappad.
Updated on Jul 25, 2020 06:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ruchi Kaushal

Jisshu Sengupta on nepotism in movies: ‘Why won’t I support my kid, my nephew? They are my blood, it’s my money’

Jisshu Sengupta of Manikarnika and Mardaani will soon be seen in Shakuntala Devi with Vidya Balan. In this interview he talks about playing Paritosh Banerjee and his views on the nepotism debate.
Jisshu Sengupta will be seen in Shakuntala Devi next.
Jisshu Sengupta will be seen in Shakuntala Devi next.
Updated on Jul 24, 2020 06:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Srivastava

Kangana Ranaut responds to video shared by Taapsee, Swara where she is defending star kids: ‘They are going 12 years ago’

Kangana Ranaut has said the ‘nepotism mafia’ is only sending outsiders to respond to her allegations while keeping the A-listers ‘tucked away safely’.
Kangana Ranaut says ‘struggling outsiders’ have only to lose amid the ongoing debate against her.
Kangana Ranaut says ‘struggling outsiders’ have only to lose amid the ongoing debate against her.
Updated on Jul 23, 2020 10:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk

Anurag Kashyap weighs in on nepotism debate: ‘First ask which actor, director is worst behaved, made supporting cast leave films’

Anurag Kashyap shared his opinion about the raging nepotism debate and jokingly requested trolls to reply with innovative abuses.
Anurag Kashyap, in a series of tweets, responded to the ongoing nepotism debate.
Anurag Kashyap, in a series of tweets, responded to the ongoing nepotism debate.
Updated on Jul 21, 2020 01:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk

More than nepotism, favouritism does exist: Siddharth-Garima

The lyricist duo also say that a writer or a lyricist is the backbone [of a project] and that it’s time the industry realises that
Garima (left) and Siddharth (right) agree that the lockdown ahs been a boon for writers
Garima (left) and Siddharth (right) agree that the lockdown ahs been a boon for writers
Updated on Jul 20, 2020 03:06 AM IST
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HT Mumbai | By Nishad Neelambaraan

R Balki on nepotism in Bollywood: Find me a better actor than Alia or Ranbir, and we’ll argue

Filmmaker R Balki feels nepotism should not be mixed with talent, also points out that the audience won’t accept anyone who isn’t skilled.
R Balki’s Bollywood film Pad Man won the Best film on social issues at the 66th National Film Awards.
R Balki’s Bollywood film Pad Man won the Best film on social issues at the 66th National Film Awards.
Updated on Jul 16, 2020 07:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi

Richa Chadha says same directors who posted condolence messages have ‘replaced actresses who refused to sleep with them’

Actor Richa Chadha in her blog has written about nepotism, the ‘food-chain’ nature of the industry, and called out certain filmmakers who posted condolence messages a month ago.
Richa Chadha and Sushant Singh Rajput.
Richa Chadha and Sushant Singh Rajput.
Updated on Jul 16, 2020 09:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk

If nepotism was a reality, I would have been a superstar by now, says Siddhanth Kapoor

Actor Siddhanth Kapoor, son of Shakti Kapoor and brother of Shraddha Kapoor, feels that it’s rather unfair that star kids always come in the line of fire whenever there’s a talk of nepotism, when in reality, it exists everywhere and not just Bollywood.
Actor Siddhanth Kapoor says he does not believe in the word “nepotism.”
Actor Siddhanth Kapoor says he does not believe in the word “nepotism.”
Updated on Jul 12, 2020 11:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Juhi Chakraborty
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