The debates around nepotism do not seem to end anytime soon and till now, a number of people have issued their concerns about the same. Now, Bollywood and television actor Rahul Dev has given his take on the same.
The actor spoke about the advantages for ‘filmi families’ and mentioned that Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Rajesh Khanna, Dharmendra, Akshay Kumar, and many others were outsiders so it is not fair to generalise and say that only ‘film families’ get success in Bollywood.
“Being from the industry has its advantages, but if you sincerely look around, the largest success stories are that of the outsiders, be it Mr Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Vinod Khanna, Rajesh Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha from the earlier lot and the three legendary Khans (Shah Rukh, Aamir and Salman Khan) or Akshay Kumar are all outsiders. They have the most successful stories. So, I can't generalise anything,” Rahul Dev shared.
The actor has even appeared in Telugu, Kannada, Tamil and Malayalam films, talking about the same, he said, “I must say that the South directors could recognise that I have a certain character, which can be utilised in their stories and films which made my journey a successful and memorable one there. Now I observe that the directors here also are looking for something different, creating believable characters which give me great encouragement. During my stint in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam movies, people initially thought it might be difficult for me to look native enough. However, acceptance came and it made me a household name.”
Previously, Rahul Dev was forced to participate in Bigg Boss 10 owing to his financial conditions. Unfortunately, despite working for so many years, there was a lack of opportunities.
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