The Nepotism controversy is in the news for a while now in Bollywood. Actors are talking about it ever since Karan Johar, Varun Dhawan, and Saif Ali Khan brought it up at the IIFA Awards. A few stars had a say in the Nepotism matter and now, even Anushka Sharma, who comes from an Army Background, expressed her views on the topic. She said that she did not face Nepotism because Yash Raj Films launched her, in 2008. She said:
“I have been launched by a banner like Yash Raj Films. They do not put anything before a new talent. That is their priority. So, I did not face such thing as nepotism. Having said that I think people can be treated differently in the same industry. And we should respect that.”
She was present at the trailer launch of her upcoming movie with Shah Rukh Khan, directed by Imtiaz Ali, Jab Harry Met Sejal.
On the Nepotism, Imtiaz Ali added:
“I believe, both of us, in fact, three of us (Anushka, superstar Shah Rukh Khan, and Imtiaz)… we would not have been here in the film industry if we faced nepotism. I think I am here because when I came to the film industry, the existing members of the film fraternity welcomed me with their love and support.”
Their upcoming project, Jab Harry Met Sejal, will release on August 4. According to the trailer, released yesterday, the film is in two halves. One-half shows the entertaining portion of the movie. Whereas, the other one showed the serious part which would eventually be defining factor of the movie. Sejal (Anushka Sharma) encounters Harry (Shah Rukh Khan) in her quest to find her fiancee’s ring, which she lost. Their meet is marked by a comic timing. In the second half, Shah Rukh Khan’s seriousness surprised the audience. As Imtiaz Ali claimed, this movie is sure to be an all out comedy. The trailer proves it too.
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