In the wake of the recent controversy on Nepotism in Bollywood, it is important to understand things in perspective. Neither, Kangana Ranaut nor the likes of Saif Ali Khan, Karan Johar or Varun Dhawan are fully right or wrong. Everything depends upon a chance; some succeeds while others are not. Kangana Ranaut Slams Nepotism in her Open Letter yesterday.
Taking a side in Nepotism Vs Talents debate is utterly confusing and ambiguous. These are the things that we experience every day, and can’t be explained so naively at all.
In the context of Bollywood, as far as Nepotism is concerned, there is not even an iota of doubt that it rules the roost. However, exceptions are always there or else there were no such great actors with no “godfather”.
Nepotism & Influence work in Politics
Widening the horizon of the debate, there is another overture to it. It is heritage and legacy. Especially, in the realm of politics – nepotism, dynasty and political background of the family can’t be ignored. Most of the leaders do have a political legacy to carry forward. Even in this case too, there are many excellent leaders without a political background.
In Bollywood too, film background of the parents or close relatives act as a career booster for the so called influential starkids. There is nothing wrong in it. Also, nobody can deny that star kids have some talents too.
You are open to compare these starkids to other talented Bollywood stars, but declaring them brat, unintelligent or not-so-talented could be too outright outlandish.
Nobody Can Stop Talents in Bollywood
Having said so, it is also worthwhile to mention that “Talents” and “exceptional skills” are the two cornerstones of a person’s successful career and shortcut to fame. These talents can’t be suppressed even in front of star kids – who inherit stardom by virtue of their births – that others dexterous actors don’t.
What Does The Term Mean?
At the End of the Day….
It is universally known that unless a person has enough skills and immense talents in any field that he or she ensues, they won’t succeed in the long run.
Just as most kids do follow their parent’s footsteps and professions, same goes with starkids too. There is nothing wrong in it. Let them give a try.
At the end of the day, only talents and exceptional skills will matter – not nepotism.
(By: Atish Home Chowdhury)
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