The discussion, rather outrage, surrounding nepotism and insiders vs outsiders has been there in Bollywood from a very long time. However, things have only escalated post-Sushant Singh Rajput's demise. A huge section of netizens have gone against star kids by trolling, criticising and bashing them on social media. As a consequence, several stars have exited Twitter, while a few of them have turned off their comment section. In a recent interview with the Indian Express, veteran actor and Ananya Panday's father Chunky Panday shared his two cents on this matter. He also opened up on his daughter getting brutally trolled in social media.
Opening up on the insider vs outsider debate, Chunky said how the moment an actor signs his/her first film, he/she becomes an insider. "You are no longer an outsider, who is a person trying to get into the film industry. Everyone has a different journey. You can never compare two careers ever. There are always hits and misses in careers. You arrive and you get busy and someone else gets your roles, then someone gets busy and you get their roles. I don’t see anything like an insider or outsider," said Chunky. The actor added that after being in the industry for more than 30 years, he realised that everyone is treated as a companion or a co-worker and that he hasn't seen any difference.
Reacting to Ananya Panday getting trolled, added, "As a father, I feel appalled to see kids being attacked, young children, on social media platform. I feel for all those kids who get attacked. But you have chosen to be on that platform.”
Chunky concluded by giving his daughter Ananya advice on how to deal with such bullying. He said, "You have to learn to use it as a tool, it can’t become your personality. You have to treat it like you treat your phone. You can’t get emotional and you can’t let that get you.”
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