Sunny Deol's younger son, Poonam Dhillon's daughter's debut announcement yet again triggers nepotism debate
A few days ago, the nepotism debate was reignited by Zoya Akhtar’s upcoming Netflix film, The Archies.
After Rajshri Productions made the announcement of launching Sunny Deol’s younger son, Rajveer Deol, and actress Poonam Dhillon’s daughter Paloma in their upcoming new project, Twitterati began crying about nepotism once again.
On Friday, the trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared that filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya’s production house will cast Paloma and Rajveer in their untitled film. The upcoming project will mark the directorial debut of the filmmaker’s son Avnish. Set against the backdrop of a lavish destination wedding, the film will explore modern relationships and will go on floors in July.
Soon after the news broke, the netizens flooded the comment section, criticizing the film industry for promoting nepotism. While one user wrote, “ Bandh karo Nepotism”, another added, “Hume nahi dekhna yesb bakwaas.” Some of the comments read, “Actor, actress, director sab ke sab nepotism product”, “Another Day Another Star Kid's” and “Here the son/daughter employment scheme is going on.”
Some of them also pointed out that Sooraj Barjatya is following the footsteps of Karan Johar, who has been often targeted for promoting nepotism by launching star kids like Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Ananya Panday, and Janhvi Kapoor among others. “@rajshri films on foot steps of @DharmaMovies @NGEMovies ... nepotism truly rocks !!,” wrote a Twitter user. “No Need to have this Nepo Product. Be it movie, cast, directors.! Better to conserve money, not to waste like this.!,” suggested another.
A few days ago, the nepotism debate was reignited by Zoya Akhtar’s upcoming Netflix film, The Archies. The noted filmmaker dropped the teaser introducing a new generation of star kids- Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan, Amitabh Bachchan’s grandson Agastya Nanda and late Sridevi’s younger daughter Khushi Kapoor. While several fans expressed their excitement for the film based on the popular comic book, several others called out Bollywood for putting the spotlight on star kids.