Piyush Mishra is one of the finest actors in the Bollywood fraternity. The Gangs Of Wasseypur actor in his latest interview went vocal about his experiences in the B-town and said that nepotism never harmed him or played an obstacle in his career, but dadagiri in the industry did. Post the untimely demise of SSR the nepotism wave has taken social media by storm, once again. Piyush gave a stellar performance in movies like Happy Bhag Jayegi, Gulaal, Rockstar and many other amazing movies. He admitted that there is Goondaism and Dadagiri in Bollywood.
While speaking to Hindustan Time, he said, “Personally, nepotism never harmed me. I entered the industry after my prime (youth) ended. I did what I wanted to, I did a lot of work. I was never affected by nepotism. No Kapoor or Khan family came in my way. For me, nepotism does not really exist, and even if it does, it has not harmed me yet. But yes, there is goondaism in the industry. Dadagiri hai.” He further added, “Huge stars and writers want newcomers to first pay their respect to them and then work. It depends on you - whether you want to pay respects or simply go ahead with your work. I was not ready (for bowing down) so I continued working in my own way. When I found something amiss or not according to my preference, I would just leave.”
Poet Mishra also said, “All parties have used my poetry - be it the Congress, BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) or CPM (Communist Party of India- Marxist). My poetry has also been used in the (cricket) world cup, military events - almost everywhere. I may not be getting any royalty (from these sources) but it is great that people are liking it. I have never faced any backlash. Arambh Hai Prachand has been used by almost everyone. What do I complain about?.”
The talented actor added, “Thanks to Javed Akhtar, the organisation Indian Performing Rights Society (IPRS) now enables writers to get a royalty for their songs. If you are registered with them, you will get royalty if the song is played anywhere. I don’t see any point in begging in front of the producers. The more we beg, the more we turn helpless. In the west, lyricists get an Oscar automatically if the song is awarded. Unlike here where writers are treated very badly. I think lyricists need to stand their ground firmly.” (ALSO READ: Kareena Kapoor Khan Reacts To Nepotism Debate, ‘Taimur Is The Most Photographed Child, But He’s Not Going To Become The Biggest Star’)
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