The ongoing nepotism debate has got many people talking and opening up about their personal experiences. Recently, many we saw actors coming out in the open to talk about the industry’s nepotistic behaviour. After Kangana Ranaut, Anurag Kashyap has been an active participant in this debate. The filmmaker was recently in news for blaming the audience while citing Tiger Shroff and Taimur’s papped picture as an example. On the other hand, filmmaker Shekhar Kapur too has been in new for openly talking about outsiders not getting a fair chance to showcase their talent.
Now, the latest actor-filmmaker to speak up about the same is Tigmanshu Dhulia, who has hit at Bollywood’s powerful groups who have been minting money but are doing nothing for cinema. The Gangs Of Wasseypur actor says these groups cannot take responsibility and are doing mediocre work. Speaking to Hindustan Times, Tigmanshu Dhulia said, “These are such powerful groups. You know that Spider-Man line, ‘With great power comes great responsibility’? Responsibility le nahi pa rahe hain aur mediocre kaam kar rahe hain. To fayda kya hai? (These groups are unable to take the responsibility and are delivering mediocre work, what’s the use?).”
He further added, “The two strong groups in the industry did not take cinema forward. They were capable of changing the taste of the people but they did nothing for the art of cinema. They made money, which is great and essential, but cinema is an art form. What happened to it?”
When asked about nepotism he said, “I used to contemplate whether something like that existed, but I thought it was probably just my insecurity. Now, since everybody is talking about it, I would say, yes. Not gangs per se but groups definitely exist. And groups exist everywhere. At a few places, you still churn out good work despite the groups and for some places do not.” (ALSO READ: Irrfan Khan’s Haasil Completes 17 Years; Filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia Pays A Tribute To Their '34 Years’ Old Friendship)
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