Pooja Bhatt wades into nepotism debate with a series of tweets


Pooja Bhatt has taken to Twitter to express her thoughts on the ongoing debate surrounding nepotism.

The actress’ sister, Alia Bhatt has been centre of the row, which erupted after the demise of Sushant Singh Rajput.

Refuting the negativity surrounding nepotism, Pooja said that her father’s production house, Vishesh Films has been in the forefront in launching newcomers in the industry. She also brought up Kangana Ranaut, pointing out that it was Vishesh Films that gave her a launch in Bollywood with ‘Gangster’ (2006).

She said, “Have been asked to comment on the hot topic Nepotism that people are raging about. As someone who hails from a ‘family’ that has launched more new talent-actors,musicians & technicians,than the entire film industry combined I can only laugh. Facts don’t find takers. Fiction does.”

She further stated, “There was a time when the Bhatt’s were accused of having something against established actors & made to feel inferior for only working with/launching newcomers & not chasing stars. And now the same people play the nepotism card? Google & tweet guys & won’t even say think & speak.”

She added, “As for Kangana Ranaut-She is a great talent, if not she wouldn’t have been launched by Vishesh films in “Gangster”.Yes Anurag Basu discovered her,but Vishesh Films backed his vision & invested in the film. No small feat. Here’s wishing her the very best in all her endeavours.”

She went on to state that the music of ‘Sadak 2’ will be provided by a newcomer too. She tweeted, “Even #Sadak2 gives birth to a brand new talent in the form of @Suniljeet72 A music teacher from Chandigarh who came to our office with no prior appointment,a dream,a harmonium & a brilliant song called ‘Ishq Kamaal’ that was absorbed into the film on first hearing by my father/2

Her final message concluded with, “Toh yeh ‘Nepotism’ shabd se kissi aur Ko zalil karne ki koshish karo doston. The people who have found their way into the movies through the springboard we provided over the decades know what we stand for. And if they have forgotten,It’s their tragedy. Not ours.Have a great day!”

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