Saif Ali Khan received flak for calling himself a “victim of nepotism”


Saif Ali Khan, who will be seen next in a small role in ‘Dil Bechara’, has received flak on social media today after he was heard saying that he himself is a “victim of nepotism” during a webinar.

Talking in a New Indian Express web event, the actor said, “”I have heard Sushant himself say that ‘yes nepotism exists’ and that there are a lot of people who have made it through their own steam. And I think that is a struggle that is ongoing as long as people get a fair chance that seems to be the way of the world. I really think it’s not ok to give people with a certain background chance over people who have more talent”.

Adding comment about nepotism, the actor also said, “Nepotism in its purest form is something that even I have been a victim of. But nobody’s interested in that. 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. There is inequality in India that needs to be explored. Nepotism, favoritism and camps are different subjects”.

Users of social media have been sharing memes and jokes throughout the day about these remarks made by Ali Khan. He is, of course, the son of yesteryear actress Sharmila Tagore, and wouldn’t have seen the same struggles that perhaps an outsider may have witnessed.

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