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Abhay Deol talks about privilege: ‘Nepotism is prevalent everywhere in our culture, be it in politics, business, or film’

Abhay Deol, who hails from a prominent film family, as a nephew of actor Dharmendra, expressed his views on nepotism and the very nature of privilege in India.
Abhay Deol is the nephew of veteran actor Dharmendra.
Abhay Deol is the nephew of veteran actor Dharmendra.
Updated on Jul 11, 2020 02:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Entertainment Desk

Pooja Bhatt says Sadak 2 will introduce new music talent, Sona Mohapatra wishes he ‘had a stake in music’s success’ as well

Singer Sona Mohapatra has said that the trend of music companies making money out of a talent’s work in return of giving them a chance is ‘exploitative and wrong.’
Sona Mohapatra has some suggestions for Pooja Bhatt.
Sona Mohapatra has some suggestions for Pooja Bhatt.
Updated on Jul 09, 2020 12:30 PM IST
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‘There’s favouritism, no nepotism in Bollywood,’ says ace comedian Johny Lever’s daughter Jamie

Johny Lever’s daughter Jamie, who is also an actor like her dad, believes that there is no such a thing as nepotism in Hindi film industry. Though, she agrees, favouritism is rampant.
Jamie with her famous dad, comedian Johnny Lever.
Jamie with her famous dad, comedian Johnny Lever.
Updated on Jul 07, 2020 03:38 PM IST
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Zeeshan Ayyub : There’s a bigger debate than nepotism, it’s how actors are lied to about their roles

Actor Zeeshan Ayyub rues how actors are often told about a certain projection in a film, and sometimes promised a poster, too but, during actual shooting, it becomes a side character and there’s no sign of it on the poster either.
Actor Zeeshan Ayyub says he is angry to see so much negativity around Sushant Singh Rajput’s death
Actor Zeeshan Ayyub says he is angry to see so much negativity around Sushant Singh Rajput’s death
Updated on Jul 08, 2020 03:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByJuhi Chakraborty

Annu Kapoor: Expecting fair play in the film industry would be like living in a fool’s paradise

Actor Annu Kapoor says that favouritism, hypocrisy, corruption have always been an integral part of the Indian society and therefore, one can’t be in denial that these things don’t exists.
Actor Annu Kapoor will be seen next in the film, Khuda Haafiz.
Actor Annu Kapoor will be seen next in the film, Khuda Haafiz.
Updated on Jul 06, 2020 07:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShreya Mukherjee, New Delhi

There’s nepotism in the industry, no two ways about it: Tamannaah Bhatia

However, the actor states that nepotism exists in every profession and that this cannot be the reason for someone to not do well in life
Tamannaah Bhatia
Tamannaah Bhatia
Published on Jul 06, 2020 05:41 PM IST
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HT Mumbai | ByNishad Neelambaran

News updates from Hindustan Times: Days after intense Covid-19 lockdown, Chennai to open partially today and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
An aerial view of deserted Kathipara flyover during an intensified lockdown as a preventive measure against the spread of coronavirus disease, in Chennai.(PTI)
An aerial view of deserted Kathipara flyover during an intensified lockdown as a preventive measure against the spread of coronavirus disease, in Chennai.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 06, 2020 09:13 AM IST
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Soni Razdan disables comments on Instagram, says ‘I was getting the filthiest abusive muck on it for absolutely no good reason’

Soni Razdan has shared a note on Instagram along with a meme that points out that the world doesn’t change by people’s opinions.
Soni Razdan has disabled comments on her Instagram account.
Soni Razdan has disabled comments on her Instagram account.
Updated on Jul 05, 2020 11:07 AM IST
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‘I ain’t Alia Bhatt’s brother’: Rahul Bhat tells off trolls as he says calling her ‘product of nepotism’ a disservice to the debate

Actor Rahul Bhat has given a befitting reply to the trolls who tagged him as Alia Bhatt’s brother Rahul Bhatt amid the nepotism debate. He also said people calling Alia a product of nepotism are ‘harming the entire debate’.
Rahul Bhat has asked Twitter users not to call him Alia Bhatt’s brother. The two aren’t related.
Rahul Bhat has asked Twitter users not to call him Alia Bhatt’s brother. The two aren’t related.
Updated on Jul 03, 2020 09:30 AM IST
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Saif Ali Khan says he has been a victim of nepotism: ‘Somebody’s dad has rung up and said don’t take him’

Actor Saif Ali Khan has claimed to have been a victim of nepotism, too. He said that “nobody is interested in that.”
Saif Ali Khan with his son, Taimur, during a video call.
Saif Ali Khan with his son, Taimur, during a video call.
Updated on Jul 04, 2020 01:54 PM IST
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Anubhav Sinha says Bollywood has bigger evils to deal with than nepotism: ‘Stop covering up!’

Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha has said that there are bigger evils plaguing Bollywood than nepotism.
Anubhav Sinha’s most recent film was Thappad.
Anubhav Sinha’s most recent film was Thappad.
Updated on Jul 02, 2020 06:44 PM IST
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Adnan Sami slams ‘insecurely secure’ bigwigs of music industry for shunning outsiders

Adnan Sami has released a statement denouncing the culture of shunning outsiders in the music industry.
Adnan Sami has jumped into the ‘insiders vs outsiders’ debate.
Adnan Sami has jumped into the ‘insiders vs outsiders’ debate.
Updated on Jun 25, 2020 06:24 PM IST
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When Ranbir Kapoor confessed he was a product of nepotism, said ‘I would like to work hard for my children so that they get the right opportunity’

Ranbir Kapoor has never minced words while talking about nepotism and accepts that it has its advantages as well as disadvantages.
Ranbir Kapoor had once said that he believes that his great grandfather worked really hard to give his children an opportunity in their professional life.
Ranbir Kapoor had once said that he believes that his great grandfather worked really hard to give his children an opportunity in their professional life.
Updated on Jun 20, 2020 09:27 PM IST
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Kartik Aaryan says ‘I hate nepotism’ as his sister Kritika turns ‘sasti Monjulika’. Watch video

Kartik Aaryan shared a new video from his ‘Good News’ series, featuring a special appearance by his sister, Kritika Tiwari.
Kartik Aaryan’s sister Kritika Tiwari has been featuring in his lockdown videos.
Kartik Aaryan’s sister Kritika Tiwari has been featuring in his lockdown videos.
Updated on Jun 09, 2020 04:57 PM IST
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Sanjay Khan to relaunch Zayed Khan: ‘He is one of the most handsome actors; as a father, it is my duty to make a film for him’

Actor-director Sanjay Khan is planning to make a war drama for his actor son Zayed Khan. His career fizzled out with flops such as Speed, Cash and Rocky.
Sanjay Khan is set to make a film for son Zayed Khan.
Sanjay Khan is set to make a film for son Zayed Khan.
Updated on May 18, 2020 11:46 AM IST
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Yami Gautam: ‘If I was from a film family, I would not be myself’

Yami Gautam, who did not have any connections in the industry before entering Bollywood, weighed in on the nepotism debate.
Yami Gautam opened up about the nepotism debate in Bollywood.
Yami Gautam opened up about the nepotism debate in Bollywood.
Updated on Mar 30, 2020 05:24 PM IST
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Siddhant Chaturvedi opens up on his nepotism snide to Ananya Panday: ‘Internet made a thing out of it’

Siddhant Chaturvedi, who hit the limelight with Gully Boy, was in news when on a chat show he made a snide remark on nepotism in a retort to what Ananya Panday said.
Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ananya Panday appeared on film critic Rajeev Masand’s show together, earlier this year.
Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ananya Panday appeared on film critic Rajeev Masand’s show together, earlier this year.
Updated on Mar 28, 2020 05:28 PM IST
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Sonam Kapoor: ‘You can’t just be the poor little rich girl, I have to make harder choices’

Sonam Kapoor has revealed her team consists of women as they need to lift each other up to cut through thousands years of patriarchy.
Sonam Kapoor walks the ramp for designer Abhinav Mishra at a fashion event in New Delhi.(PTI)
Sonam Kapoor walks the ramp for designer Abhinav Mishra at a fashion event in New Delhi.(PTI)
Updated on Mar 03, 2020 10:10 AM IST
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Janhvi Kapoor on nepotism: ‘Can’t let it bog me down’

Actor Janhvi Kapoor talks about the pressure of being a star kid, how she understands the feelings of an outsider in the industry and stresses that female protagonists should be normalised.
Janhvi Kapoor will soon be seen in Gunjan Saxena and Roohi Afzana.(IANS)
Janhvi Kapoor will soon be seen in Gunjan Saxena and Roohi Afzana.(IANS)
Updated on Mar 03, 2020 01:58 PM IST
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Bobby Deol dismisses nepotism as excuse of ‘complainers’: ‘Everybody likes to complain when they don’t get work’

Bobby Deol, son of veteran actor Dharmendra and brother of actor Sunny Deol, said that people who do not get work complain about nepotism.
Bobby Deol dismissed nepotism as an excuse of people who did not get work.
Bobby Deol dismissed nepotism as an excuse of people who did not get work.
Updated on Jan 27, 2020 04:50 PM IST
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Alaya F was asked what she has that Ananya Panday doesn’t, her savage reply is ‘a good answer on nepotism’

During the rapid fire segment of a chat show, when Alaya F was asked what she has that Ananya Panday does not, she said, “A good answer on nepotism.”
Alaya F took a jibe at her contemporary Ananya Panday.
Alaya F took a jibe at her contemporary Ananya Panday.
Updated on Jan 26, 2020 08:46 PM IST
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Youth dislike anarchy, nepotism, says PM Modi in Mann Ki Baat

Noting that the millennial generation, also known as generation Z, is very talented, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that this generation hates ideas such as dynastism and casteism. Read on to know more..
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI photo)
Updated on Aug 13, 2020 09:58 PM IST
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PIL in Delhi High Court accusing NLU registrar of nepotism, seeking his removal

Delhi High Court bench issued notice to the varsity, its registrar and some other officials seeking their stand on the plea which has also alleged arbitrary exercise of power by them with respect to admissions and appointments in the university.
Delhi High Cort.(Mint file)
Delhi High Cort.(Mint file)
Updated on Nov 30, 2019 04:15 PM IST
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‘People disregarded politics of nepotism’: Manohar Lal Khattar

In Haryana most of the candidates primarily fought in the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his leadership. It [the victory] will be a big morale booster for the BJP party workers and leaders.
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar during an interview at his residence in Chandigarh.(HT PHOTO)
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar during an interview at his residence in Chandigarh.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 24, 2019 10:13 AM IST
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Sonam Kapoor was told she can’t act despite being in Bollywood for 10 years. She chose to explain nepotism

Actor Sonam Kapoor has said that her father and actor Anil Kapoor worked hard to build his career and to not take advantage of that would be disrespectful towards him.
Sonam Kapoor is the latest guest star on Arbaaz Khan’s new web chat show, Pinch.
Sonam Kapoor is the latest guest star on Arbaaz Khan’s new web chat show, Pinch.
Updated on Apr 16, 2019 04:59 PM IST
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Would Kangana Ranaut get her own child in the industry through nepotism? Here’s what she said

Actor Kangana Ranaut has spoken about whether or not she’d help her own child enter the film industry through nepotism, a practice that she has criticised publicly.
Kangana Ranaut celebrates her birthday at her residence.(IANS)
Kangana Ranaut celebrates her birthday at her residence.(IANS)
Updated on Mar 29, 2019 09:58 AM IST
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Anushka Sharma: You can’t blame star kids for nepotism in Bollywood

Actor Anushka Sharma, who has worked with an industry kid, Varun Dhawan in her latest release, Sui Dhaaga, never feels that the other person works any less than her.
Actor Anushka Sharma made her debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in the 2008 film Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.
Actor Anushka Sharma made her debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in the 2008 film Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.
Updated on Oct 04, 2018 12:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

Nepotism exists, it’s not good. People from outside like my father should be given a chance: Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan, who was caught in a controversy after announcing ‘Nepotism rocks!’ when the debate was at its peak, says that it does exist and outsiders ought to be given a chance, much like his father.
Varun Dhawan’s next film is Sui Dhaaga with Anushka Sharma.(PTI)
Varun Dhawan’s next film is Sui Dhaaga with Anushka Sharma.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 31, 2018 11:52 AM IST
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Extramarital affairs, nepotism and Taimur: Karan Johar takes on trolls like a pro

Karan Johar was heavily trolled soon after he announced his next film, Takht, which will star a host of Bollywood biggies like Ranveer Singh, Kareenak Kapoor and Alia Bhatt.
Karan Johar snapped during the success party of his latest film Dhadak in Mumbai on August 9, 2018.(IANS)
Karan Johar snapped during the success party of his latest film Dhadak in Mumbai on August 9, 2018.(IANS)
Updated on Aug 13, 2018 02:48 PM IST
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Alia Bhatt gets candid about nepotism, says it would have broken her heart

Alia Bhatt said that had she been on the other side of the nepotism debate, she would have been heartbroken. She accepted that it existed in the industry and that there is no need to defend it.
Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt was launched by Karan Johar in Student of the Year in 2012.(PTI)
Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt was launched by Karan Johar in Student of the Year in 2012.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 24, 2018 08:45 AM IST
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