After being forced to quit Twitter due to the nepotism row that broke after the demise of Sushant Singh Rajput, Sonakshi Sinha has now re-ignited the debate by hitting back at Kangana Ranaut. Without naming Ranaut, Sinha implied that the word nepotism had been “introduced and sensationalised” by a person whose sister is managing her work.
In an interview with Hindustan Times, Sinha said, “Nobody likes to hear abuses about themselves for what, for being actors? For being born to a particular set of parents? I’m sorry! Where’s the logic in that? It’s been blown so much out of proportion. Has anybody really counted, today there are more outsiders than so called insiders in the industry, who have made it very big and have lots of work, more than people who’re grown up in any film family. Why nobody raises that point?”
She added, “We’re all here today because our audience has accepted us to some extent whether it’s an insider or an outsider. We respect that. If audience doesn’t accept a person, his career won’t go anywhere. So, it’s sad to attack star kids… we work hard and put in as much hard work as anybody else.” She had something more to say about this much-amplified debate.
She said, “I find it so amusing that this word nepotism has been introduced and sensationalized by a person whose sister is managing their work. And I don’t think I really want to give it that much more importance. Having said that, my father has never picked up the phone and called any producer to say, ‘Take my daughter in your film.'”
Sinha also spoke about coming up with the anti-cyber bullying scheme, AbBas. She added, “You see people have been at home for five months now, and there’s a lot of frustration that’s coming out on the internet. So, it seems like a very gradual buildup of hatred and negativity online. That’s really what kind of drove me to do this. I firmly believe that if something can’t be said to someone’s face, because there’ll consequences — people need to know there are consequences even if you say it online.”
She added, “So, I wanted to make people aware that if there’s someone treating you in a certain way online, action can be taken against them, and you can safeguard and protect yourself. For the longest time, even I’ve been ignoring or blocking such people, but it’s time, as it’s really getting out of hands. Forget being an actor, nobody should be subjected to that kind of behaviour or threats at all.”
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