Sushant Singh Rajput’s death helped many celebs to come out from the shell and spoke about their battle from depression or facing nepotism in Bollywood. Recently, Saif Ali Khan during the webinar spoke about levels of nepotism and revealed that even he has been a victim of it.
Yes, you read it right! Saif who is the son of veteran actress Sharmila Tagore has faced nepotism during his early days of acting. He said, “Businesses work like that. I am not going to take names but somebody's dad has rung up and said don't take him, take him in the movie. All that happens and it has happened to me.”
He further added that now he is happy to see people from various institutes of acting are coming up and are becoming a household name. He praised Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Pankaj Tripathi’s acting skills and said that he has seen their journey from no one to being household names.
Earlier, Saif opened up on Sushant speaking about nepotism in Bollywood. He said, “He should probably not be dragged into this but I've heard Sushant say that yes, nepotism exists and there are a lot of people who have made it through their own. And I think that it is a struggle that'll be ongoing but as long as people continue to get a fair chance, that seems to be the way of the world.”
He concluded by saying that ugliest part of nepotism is when somebody who is talented and has ability gets replaced due to nepotism by somebody who is not talented.
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Almost anybody can learn to think or believe or know, but not a single human being can be taught to feel. Why? Because whenever you think or you believe or you know, you’re a lot of other people: but the moment you feel, you’re nobody-but-yourself. To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. ~ E.E. Cummings
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On the work front, Saif will be seen making guest experience in Sushant and Sanjana Sanghi’s Dil Bechara. The film helmed by Mukesh Chhabra marks the last film of Sushant which is sent to premiere on 24th July on Disney+Hotstar.