Sushant Singh Rajput’s death has re-ignited the nepotism debate in Bollywood. Time and again Bollywood actors and stars kids are coming forward and keeping their stance on the much-talked about debate. Nepotism seems to be a never ending topic ever since Kangana Ranaut has flagged it. Despite being a daughter of veteran actor Tiku Talsania, Shikha Talsania is marking her own journey in Bollywood. Shikha made her Bollywood debut with Wake Up Sid and was later seen in Kareena Kapoor Khan, Swara Bhasker and Sonam Kapoor’s Veere Di Wedding.
Reacting to the nepotism debate, Shikha said despite her father working in the industry for 40 years, he never made calls for her. Shikha Talsania told Hindustan Times, “When it comes to nepotism and my journey, yes my father is an insider given that he has worked for 40 years in the industry. But 2009 (Wake Up Sid) was my first film and 2018 was my seventh film (Veere Di Wedding) where I played my first ever lead role. People didn’t know I was my father’s daughter. He didn’t make any phone calls for me.”
“Nepotism benefitted me in the sense that I didn’t have to move cities to come to Mumbai, or rent a place. I had that security. There were no reservations, fears and doubts as regarding work shifts. No explanation required even when I travelled back from Madh Island at 4.30 am. Theoretically, I knew about an actor’s journey, par jab aap practical karte ho toh woh experience alag hota hai and your journey is yours,” added Ms. Talsania.
Shikha raved wide reviews for her acting chops in Veere Di Wedding. (ALSO READ: Veere Di Wedding vs Veerey Ki Wedding: High Court Rules In Favour Of Jimmy Sheirgill, Dismisses Anil Kapoor’s Claims)
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