After Zoya Akhtar's The Archies recieves flak for nepotism, Gulshan Devaiah comes in support of star kids

    After Zoya Akhtar's The Archies recieves flak for nepotism, Gulshan Devaiah comes in support of star kids

    Gulshan Devaiah was last seen in Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar's Badhaai Do. 

    After Zoya Akhtar's The Archies recieves flak for nepotism, Gulshan Devaiah comes in support of star kids

    The nepotism debate has reignited in Bollywood after the teaser of Zoya Akhtar ’s The Archies unveiled. The upcoming Netflix film marks debut of Shah Rukh Khan ‘s daughter Suhana, Amitabh Bachchan ’s grandson Agastya Nanda and late Sridevi’s younger daughter Khushi Kapoor in the film industry. While few have welcomed the new generation of actors whole heartedly, many have called it, ‘multiverse of nepotism.’ Amid this, actor Gulshan Devaiah came in support of the star kids, saying that a select few using it as fodder to settle personal scores.

    Taking to Twitter, Deviah wrote, “Opinion: The nepotism debate harnesses the angst & disdain that many have from within & outside the Hindi entertainment industry to serve the interests of a few who use it to settle personal scores. This business is tough & very unfair but nepotism is not it’s greatest problem.”

    Deviah believes that it is an illusion for those who believes that star kids are privileged. “As an actor (for example) the anxiety & insecurity comes from the need for opportunities & there are privileged ones who have it a bit easier but this is a bit of an illusion that’s amplified/coloured by personal & peer opinions based on individual and collective disappointments,” he added.

    Further, the Badhaai Do actor said that its not a crime if a producer wants to capitalise on the public interest in a star kid. “This method has its more than fair share of failures. Film production is a private business. It’s not based on merit the way for eg: education, sports are.”He continued, “This is the nature of this business. It’s tough.. very very tough & hence forget being rich & famous but to be a regularly working actor is most desirable. People have to find their way through this very very subjective & judgemental business (audiences also judge).”

    The discussion about nepotism was first ignited by actor Kangana Ranaut during her appearance on Karan Johar ’s chat show Koffee with Karan. She accused the filmmaker of being the ‘flagbearer of nepotism citing that he has launched many star kids in showbiz business. With The Archies, the whole debate will likely to continue to hound the film industry.