The 'never-ending' debate on nepotism has always been a hot topic of discussion in Bollywood. While it does exist in every profession, Film Industry is the most slammed sector as it is often being called out for favoring star kids over the newcomers. Many celebrities have shared their take on this and the latest celeb to express his thoughts on nepotism is Shahid Kapoor. The actor, who has been busy promoting his upcoming film Jersey, recently revealed why he never got affected and bothered by the nepotism debate.
While speaking with Bollywood Bubble, the Kabir Singh actor said although he belongs from a filmy background, he never really got that kind of launch when he forayed into the industry for the first time. Shahid was quoted saying, “We never really had the opportunities that you’re saying. People think about it like that, I think people can sense it, I mean we didn’t get a launch like that.” The actor also gave examples of his parents' mother Neelima Azeem and father Pankaj Kapur saying that they were very talented people and were exceptional at a very early age. Shahid pointed out that he doesn’t think he was "exceptional at an early age, he is getting to his best now."
Meanwhile, his sports drama 'Jersey', which was slated to release this Friday- 31st December, has been postponed due to a rise in Omicron cases in Mumbai. The makers released a statement and said that the release has been postponed due to the new Covid guidelines. The statement read, “In view of the current circumstances and new Covid guidelines we have decided to postpone the theatrical release of our film Jersey. We have received immense love from you all so far and want to thank you all for everything. Until then everyone please stay safe and healthy, and wishing you all the best for the new year ahead!! Team Jersey!!” ALSO READ: Jersey Actress Mrunal Thakur On Shahid Kapoor; ‘It’s A Dream Come True To Work With Him, He Helped Me Understand My Character Better’-EXCLUSIVE
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