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Bollywood's biggest bane isn't nepotism

Isn't nepotism - or favouritism, if you will - a reality in every industry, every walk of life, and every line of work?


Saibal Chatterjee
It is a debate that stands on wobbly feet. The allegation of nepotism levelled against Bollywood A-listers in the aftermath of the tragic end to actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s life and career is as unwarranted and ill-directed as a rank bad Hindi film. It adds up to a lot of noise but makes little sense. The anger, bitterness and shock are understandable. The inquisition isn’t.

One thing that can be said in defence of the families and coteries that control the Mumbai movie industry is that for every star kid who strikes it rich, there are any number of others
Disclaimer: These are personal views of the writer. They do not necessarily reflect the opinion of or the Business Standard newspaper

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First Published: Jun 27 2020 | 12:22 AM IST

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