Kareena Kapoor Khan: I Don't Think Nepotism Exists

Here's what the Kapoor sisters divulged on the infamous N-word, at the India Today Conclave.




In conversation with journo Rajdeep Sardesai, the Kapoor sisters had a pretty interactive session at the India Today Conclave, that just happened in Mumbai.

In a session titled 'The Kapoor Clan: Films, Family and Feminism', Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan, opened up on the pressures of being a star-kid, and their take on nepotism that the industry is said to be guilty of, besides speaking on other topics like motherhood, and working in a male-dominated industry.

"It's about talent. We may be anybody's children or grandchildren, but once you're on the silver screen, you are anyone. Anyone can criticise you. When you have generations of actors and a huge legacy behind you, it is actually difficult for a star child to live up to it and succeed in this industry," said Karisma .

To this, Kareena added, "There are a lot of star children. There are many superstars from yesteryears and not all of their children are superstars. If nepotism exists everyone would have been superstars. But the fact that today Ranveer Singh, (who) does not have a mother or father who is a superstar, out of sheer talent and hard work he is where he is today. I don't think nepotism exists."

Last two years witnessed the entire film frat taking sides on the debate over 'Nepotism', which was a result of one controversial episode of Koffee with Karan, where Kangana Ranaut accused Karan Johar of being the "flag-bearer of nepotism".

Whilecelebrities who made it big on their own recounted tales of their own hardship over the underlying nepotism, many actors who hail from influential and celeb families, came to their defence.

"Everyone can have their own opinion and we should respect all," Karisma concluded the topic with.