Pooja Bhatt addresses nepotism debate, refers Kangana Ranaut's launch

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Pooja Bhatt with Mahesh Bhatt
Pooja Bhatt with Mahesh Bhatt

Mumbai : Pooja Bhatt is the latest celebrity to come forward and address the nepotism debate.

Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, the actor-director tweeted about how the Bhatts' production house, has launched many newcomers and in past was also accused for not working with established actors.

Pooja Bhatt tweeted, "Have been asked to comment on the hot topic Nepotism that people are raging about. As someone who hails from a ‘family’ that has launched more new talent-actors,musicians & technicians,than the entire film industry combined I can only laugh. Facts don’t find takers. Fiction does." 

Her another tweet read, "There was a time when the Bhatt’s were accused of having something against established actors & made to feel inferior for only working with/launching newcomers & not chasing stars. And now the same people play the nepotism card? Google & tweet guys & won’t even say think & speak." 

Pooja went on to mention how Kangana Ranaut was launched by the Bhatts' production house Vishesh Films as Kangana’s debut film 'Gangster' was produced by them. 

For Kangana, she added, "As for Kangana Ranaut-She is a great talent, if not she wouldn’t have been launched by Vishesh films in “Gangster”.Yes Anurag Basu discovered her,but Vishesh Films backed his vision & invested in the film. No small feat. Here’s wishing her the very best in all her endeavours." 

Talking about her upcoming project, Pooja said, “Even* #Sadak2 gives birth to a brand new talent in the form of @Suniljeet72 A music teacher from Chandigarh who came to our office with no prior appointment,a dream,a harmonium & a brilliant song called ‘Ishq Kamaal’ that was absorbed into the film on first hearing by my father."

Concluding her thoughts, she wrote in her last tweet, "Toh yeh ‘Nepotism’ shabd se kissi aur Ko zalil karne ki koshish karo doston. The people who have found their way into the movies through the springboard we provided over the decades know what we stand for. And if they have forgotten, It’s their tragedy. Not ours.Have a great day!" 

Meanwhile, Soni Razdan, who limited the comments on her Instagram, also broke her silence over attacks on her husband, Mahesh Bhatt in the wake of Sushant Singh Rajput's death.

A user commented on one of her tweet, saying "The real issue is nepotism...and your so called husband is flag bearer and so is god father of your daughter @karanjohar."

Replying to the user, Razdan wrote, "You are ill informed. My husband has given more breaks to new comers than any one else in this industry. There was a whole long period of time where he refused to work with stars. Then he was accused of not working with stars ! Do ur homework and then talk please." (sic)