Filmmaker and producer Mahesh Bhatt has been in the news ever since Sushant Singh Rajput left for his heavenly abode. The Bhatt biggie, along with his daughter Alia Bhatt, is getting backlash for allegedly endorsing nepotism, which was, as per a section of the internet, among one of the reasons why Sushant took his life. Earlier in the day, Soni Razdan defended the filmmaker by responding to a troll who called him the 'flag-bearer of nepotism'. Now, his daughter and actress Pooja Bhatt has jumped on to the bandwagon to back Mahesh, while also indirectly slamming Kangana Ranaut.
Reacting to the debate around nepotism, she wrote, "Have been asked to comment on the hot topic Nepotism that people are raging about. As someone who hails from a ‘family’ that has launched more new talent-actors,musicians & technicians,than the entire film industry combined I can only laugh.Facts don’t find takers. Fiction does. There was a time when the Bhatt’s were accused of having something against established actors & made to feel inferior for only working with/launching newcomers & not chasing stars. And now the same people play the nepotism card? Google & tweet guys & won’t even say think & speak."
Further, she also schooled Kangana by reminding her how she was launched by Mahesh Bhatt in Gangster. "As for Kangana Ranaut-She is a great talent,if not she wouldn’t have been launched by Vishesh films in “Gangster”.Yes Anurag Basu discovered her,but Vishesh Films backed his vision & invested in the film. No small feat. Here’s wishing her the very best in all her endeavours," wrote Pooja. (ALSO READ - Mahesh Bhatt Called ‘Flag-Bearer Of Nepotism’; Soni Razdan Defends, ‘Has Given More Breaks To New Comers Than Anyone Else In This Industry’)
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Pooja Bhatt added how even with Sadak 2, Mahesh has given chance to new talent by writing, "Even #Sadak2 gives birth to a brand new talent in the form of @Suniljeet72 A music teacher from Chandigarh who came to our office with no prior appointment,a dream,a harmonium & a brilliant song called ‘Ishq Kamaal’ that was absorbed into the film on first hearing by my father."
"Toh yeh ‘Nepotism’ shabd se kissi aur Ko zalil karne ki koshish karo doston. The people who have found their way into the movies through the springboard we provided over the decades know what we stand for. And if they have forgotten,It’s their tragedy. Not ours.Have a great day!" concluded the Sadak actress.
image source: instagram/team_kangana_ranaut, pooja bhatt
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