Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, July 2
The sudden death of Sushant Singh Rajput has once-again kickstarted the nepotism debate in Bollywood.
Filmmaker Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt, Sonam Kapoor among others have been at the receiving end of online outrage ever since the news of the 34-year-old actor broke out.
Now, the Nawab of Bollywood Saif Ali Khan has shared his views on the nepotism debate.
In conversation with The New Indian Express, Saif, son of late cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and veteran actress Sharmila Tagore, said: “There is inequality in India that needs to be explored. Nepotism, favouritism and camps are different subjects. Even I have been a victim of nepotism but nobody speaks of that. I’m happy to see more people from film institutes come to the forefront.”
The Internet is not buying it. Twitter has turned Saif Ali Khan’s claimed victimhood into memes and jokes.
— 🍁 (@puffpuffpaas) July 2, 2020
— Bhushan joshi (@mejoshibhushan) July 2, 2020
#SaifAliKhan : I am victim of Nepotism too
Outsiders : pic.twitter.com/pvL5WBrWCN
— Manali Gharat (@ManaliGharat) July 2, 2020
Saif Ali khan complaining about nepotism is like : pic.twitter.com/svK7zkel50
— Mr. Stark (@Mr_Stark_) July 2, 2020
When Saif Ali Khan Says ,
He is an Victim of Nepotism.
— RaFi (@IamRaaFii) July 2, 2020
Saif also talked about the late actor and ‘Dil Bechara’ co-star Sushant Singh Rajput.
Saif said that the late actor “had a bright future.” He said he was “a talented actor and a good-looking guy.” He added: “I thought he had a bright future. He was polite to me and appreciated my guest appearance in the film. He wanted to talk about many topics like astronomy and philosophy. I got the feeling he was brighter than I was.”
‘Dil Bechara’ is slated to release on Disney+Hotstar on July 24 and it will be available to both subscribers as well as non-subscribers of the streaming platform.
The film is inspired by John Green’s book ‘The Fault In Our Stars’, which was also adapted into Hollywood film with the same name and it featured Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort in the lead roles.