Kareena Kapoor Khan breaks her silence on nepotism debate

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Kareena Kapoor [Image courtesy: Lifestyle Asia]
Kareena Kapoor [Image courtesy: Lifestyle Asia]
Joining the nepotism debate, Kareena Kapoor Khan, said that the nepotism debate has been reignited in the wake of Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. And all those from film families have been at the receiving end.

In an interview with Barkha Dutt, Kareena said that no one is trying to understand the situation, instead they are just attacking.
“21 years of working would not have happened with just nepotism. I can take a long list out of superstars’ children for whom it’s not been able to happen that way,” Kareena said.

Further adding the actress said, she does not look at her journey as having got opportunities just because of her family. It might sound weird to many but my struggle is there, but it probably is not as interesting as somebody who comes in a train with just Rs 10 in his pocket. Yeah, it’s not been that and I can’t be apologetic about it.

Citing example of Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar, she said they came with no links in the industry but became successful because the audience welcomed them with open arms.

“It is the audience who has made us, nobody else has made us. The same people pointing fingers, they are only making these nepotistic stars. Aap jaa re ho na film dekhne? Mat jao. Nobody has forced you. So I don’t understand it. I find this whole discussion is completely weird,” added the Good Newz actress.

“Whether it is Akshay Kumar or Shah Rukh Khan or Ayushmann Khurrana or Rajkummar Rao, are all outsiders. They are successful actors because they have worked really hard. Whether it is Alia Bhatt or Kareena Kapoor, we have also worked hard. You are enjoying our films and watching them. So, it’s the audience that makes or breaks us,” she further added.

After Sushant’s death on June 14, it has been alleged that he was replaced from films for being an outsider.

However, Vikas Singh, the lawyer of Sushant Singh Rajput’s family, said that the case has nothing to do with nepotism.