‘Can’t say sorry for being born in this family, but will work hard to prove I deserve to be here’: Alia Bhatt on nepotism
The actor added that if once you enter the industry, it is the audience that chooses you and if you are working, it is not because you are getting lucky every time.
After Gully Boy, Alia Bhatt has time and again proved that she deserves to be in Bollywood for more reasons than just being a product of nepotism, which more often than not she has to face the brunt of. However, from Student Of The Year to Highway and then Raazi before Ranveer Singh-starrer Gully Boy, she has come a long way to show how she can play dynamic roles, and she recently she addressed the issue of nepotism with a very straightforward answer.
Recently at an event, Alia Bhatt talking about the constant nepotism claims in Bollywood said nepotism exists in every field and her thoughts don’t come from a negative place but if you know someone in a certain field, you will definitely help them. However, the Raazi actor said that she is so in love with acting and being an actor that she would be devastated if she never got the opportunity. The actor added that if once you enter the industry, it is the audience that chooses you and if you are working, it is not because you are getting lucky every time but because there is some hard work put into that. Always known to be direct, Alia said that she can’t be sorry for being born in a film family (Bhatt family) but said that she can definitely work as hard as possible to prove that she deserves to be in the industry.
Interestingly, Alia says this just before she gets ready for the release of Kalank on April 19. Produced by Karan Johar, the film will also have Varun Dhawan, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit, among others. She will also soon start working on Karan Johar’s directorial Takht, with Vicky Kaushal, Ranveer Singh and Janhvi Kapoor among others in the star cast.