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Ekta Kapoor and Ayesha Shroff debate nepotism

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Ekta is the latest celebrity to join the nepotism debate, saying not only star kids but should also be a given a chance in the industry.

Ekta, who is launching two new actors --and Tripti Dimri-- in her upcoming production "Laila Majnu", in the promotional events of the film has spoken about how she faced challenges to market her film with new faces.

In an post, Ekta once again talked about hiring "unknown talents who have no film legacy or star fathers or godfathers."

Ayesha, whose son made his Bollywood with "Heropanti" in 2014, shot back at Ekta, commenting, "It's not a sin to have a star father my dear! Hard work and talent is the same no matter what caste, creed or lineage!"

Ekta, who is the daughter of veteran Jeetendra, argued that as a it is harder to make a film featuring

"Not at all, ma'am! I have one, but you have to admit for a to sell market and turn around a film with newcomers is far tougher with no lineage attached ! This is no slight to any star kid least of all who is FANTASTIC! But a request to give other kids a chance too."

At the trailer launch of "Laila Majnu" Ekta was asked about her take on nepotism, which started with calling out for promoting star kids.

"I don't do it. I don't agree that it is only film industry's problem because there is a whole world around it," Ekta had said.

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 13:55 IST