Sushant Singh Rajput’s death has re-opened debate of nepotism, bullying, favouritism in Bollywood. Many Bollywood actors and filmmakers have opened up about being replaced or losing out on a project due to a star kid and many others. Once again, Saif Ali Khan has spoken about nepotism in the industry. But during this time, the Sacred Games actor made a big revelation. Saif revealed that he himself had been a victim of nepotism.
During a recent webinar, Saif opened up about the same and said, “Nepotism in its purest form is something that even I have been a victim of. But nobody's interested in that. Businesses work like that. I am not going to take names but somebody's dad has rung up and said don't take him, take him in the movie. All that happens and it has happened to me.”
He went on to say that he’s happy to see actors like Nawazuddin and Pankaj Tripathi from non-filmy backgrounds becoming household names. He said, “More than ever I am really happy to see so many kids from institutes coming to the foreground. People like Nawazuddin and Pankaj Tripathi, I have seen them become household names.”
Earlier, speaking about his Dil Bechara co-star SSR’s death Saif had told Times Of India, “He should probably not be dragged into this but I've heard Sushant say that yes, nepotism exists and there are a lot of people who have made it through their own. And I think that it is a struggle that'll be ongoing but as long as people continue to get a fair chance, that seems to be the way of the world.” (ALSO READ: Sushant Singh Rajput Death: Saif Ali Khan Calls The Late Actor 'Edgy'; Reveals 'SSR Wanted To Come, Have A Drink And Talk About Various Things')
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