Netizens Accused Karan Johar Of Nepotism For Launching Janhvi Kapoor, This Is What Janhvi Has To Say
Bollywood industry has come a long way. However, in the past few years, one of the most discussed topics in entertainment media is nepotism. It all started when Kangana Ranaut called Karan Johar ‘the flag bearer of nepotism’ while appearing on his talk show. There is no denying fact that nepotism does exist in Bollywood. Karan Johar is known for launching several star kids, for example, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt.
Now, he is launching Sridevi’s daughter Janhvi Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor’s brother Ishaan Khatter in Dhadak. Helmed by Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania director Shashank Khaitan, the romantic drama film is an official remake of blockbuster Marathi film Sairat. The trailer of the film has been able to create tremendous buzz among the audience.
However, the Dhadak trailer also received lots of criticism from the fans calling it a poor remake. Karan Johar received lots of flak for launching another star kid into the industry. Most of them showed their apprehension on casting of Janhvi Kapoor in the film. Check out some of the tweets down below.
Finally, Janhvi Kapoor has reacted to this entire nepotism thing in an interview with Reuters. The actress confessed that people are not happy with her debut, but she also added that she needs a chance to improve or even prove herself.
This Is What She said,
“I underestimated how angry people are. They are pissed off. But I can’t judge. I can understand where their frustration is coming from. It must be hard. I do feel cornered and bullied at times. Like, ‘why are you so angry?’ Maybe I suck, but give me a chance.”
She further added,
“I feel a responsibility towards them as well. I understand that you feel like you have been robbed of an opportunity that has been handed to me. I’m sure there are people who are more talented than me, and more good-looking than me – I promise you there are. But I am not going to pass on this opportunity just because… (trails off). It’s a big deal for me. Why the hell should I give it up?”
She concluded by saying,
“The only thing I can do is value it and make the most of it. It is wrong and messed up if I take advantage of it, am complacent and think it is my birthright to be here. I know it is not. I know I need to earn people’s love. I know I need to work ten times harder because there is a stigma attached to how I’ve gotten this opportunity.”
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