Nepotism in Bollywood– The latest trend going on among the Indian public for Bollywood is “Nepotism”. This word first came out in the media in 2017 when Kangana Ranaut accused Karan Johar for promoting nepotism in Bollywood industry in his show Coffee with Karan. Recently after the suicide case of super talented actor Sushant Singh Rajput this topic again caught a height in the Indian public but this time the trend is at the next level.
Bollywood is quite popular for promoting nepotism from very early stages as we can take the example of Kapoors. So this is not a new thing in Bollywood as they have been promoting their children in this industry since ages. They are just trying to keep their legacy maintained and just want to give the advantage of their hard work that they did to their children.
But this time situation is different, the main matter is not that these star kids are getting work but the main matter is talented actors and actresses are not getting work because of this nepotism in Bollywood industry. And this is the reason why new talents are not growing in this Industry and we and so many struggling actors and actresses are going in depression and then suicide attempts etc.
We Have prepared a list of some Worst Products of Nepotism in Bollywood and even after giving terrible performances they are still getting work.
Worst Products of Nepotism in Bollywood
1. Arjun Kapoor
At number 1 we have Arjun Kapoor, son of famous film producer Boney Kapoor. Arjun was an overweight guy before he entered the Bollywood industry but he became extremely fit before making his debut in Ishaqzaade with Pariniti Chopra. The film did well at box office and critics were also quite good but his subsequent films like Tevar, Ki and Ka failed very badly both at the box office and critics. Even after giving so many hilarious movies, the actor is getting work from the top directors of Bollywood. In Half Girlfriend Sushant Singh Rajput was dropped out by the casting directors and was replaced by Arjun Kapoor. This is how nepotism is Bollywood is affecting so many young talents in the industry.
2. Athiya Shetty
Athiya Shetty daughter of famous actor Sunil Shetty and director Mana Shetty, made her Bollywood debut in 2015 with the Nikhil Advani directed romantic action film Hero. The film was made under a budget of 36 crores and was able to recover only 48 crores at Box Office. After the release, Athiya was badly trolled for her acting and expressions in her debut film and the audience considers her not as an actress material in Bollywood. Still, the daughter of Sunil Shetty has got a lot of work in Bollywood movies like Mubarkan, Motichoor Chaknachoor, and looking for a comeback in Bollywood with a blockbuster.
3. Sooraj Pancholi
Many people don’t know but Sooraj Pancholi is also the product of nepotism in Bollywood, both his mother and father Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab were actors and his grandfather Rajan Pancholi was a filmmaker. He made his debut with Athiya Shetty in “Hero” produced by Salman Khan films. The movie was a flop but still, top directors are offering him films because he has very strong terms with Salman sir. He has also worked in some music videos and currently he is working on his new film “Time to Dance”.
4. Ananya Panday
Ananya Panday, daughter of Chunky Panday is the most popular product of nepotism in Bollywood. He made her debut in Student of the Year 2 and become quite popular but her trolls on social media are hilarious. Especially when in one youngster meet she said “Maine bhut struggle Kia h”. She also worked in “Pati Patni or Voh” with Kartik Aryan and Bhumi Pedneker and really one of the most trolled actresses on social media because of her struggle.
5. Tiger Shroff
Tiger Shroff, son of actor Jackie Shroff and producer Ayesha Dutt made his debut in the Bollywood industry with his film Heropanti with Kriti Sanon in 2014. He became very popular among the audience because of his dance skills and muscular physique but have not performed well in acting. Some top flops of his carrier were Flying Jatt and Student of the year 2 that really performed very badly at critics. Besides giving flops he is one of the highest-paid actors of India and has been featured under Forbes India’s top 100 celebrity list 2018-2019. Currently, he has given one blockbuster movie along with Hritik Roshan “War” and the actor is constantly improving his looks and skills.
6. Varun Dhawan
Varun Dhawan is yet another superstar who is taking full advantage of his filmy background. He is the son of famous film director David Dhawan and is giving back to back movies no matter whether they are hit or flops. He made his debut with Dharma Productions with Student of the Year the film did well and got huge appreciation at that time. Some flops of his carrier were October, Kalank, Sui Dhaga, Badlapur, etc were very bad at the box office. Besides that, he is famous for his overacting in movies and gets trolled very badly but it is true that acting is not required to work in Bollywood if you are a star kid. He is also one of the highest-paid actors of Bollywood and gets also features in Forbes India Top 100 celebrity’s list.
8. Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor, daughter of supertalented and versatile actor Anil Kapoor has been taking unfair advantage of her background from his debut movie. Deepika Padukone was cast for the role of an actress in Sawariya in 2007 with Ranbir Kapoor. It was the debut film for both Deepika and Ranbir but Deepika got replaced by Sonam Kapoor as she has a strong filmy background. Luckily Deepika got a much better movie with Shah Rukh Khan “Om Shani Om” and that became the superhit and breaks many records while Sawariya was a big flop of that time. Sonam has always been in controversies due to her tweets and currently, she is giving justification over nepotism in her tweets.