Renowned Bollywood actress Ratna Pathak Shah has accused media houses of glorifying nepotism in the Bollywood industry. She says there is nothing wrong with nepotism, as it exists in every industry, but she accuses media houses of glorifying it and setting unusual standards for star kids.
Bollywood filmmaker Zoya Akhtar expressed her disappointment with the media’s focus on specific cast members, notably star kids, overshadowing others in the upcoming project The Archies. Akhtar, known for her impactful storytelling, called out the imbalance during a recent interview, emphasizing the importance of recognizing the entire ensemble’s contributions. The director urged media outlets to appreciate the collective talent rather than perpetuating a spotlight on select individuals. Akhtar’s stance resonated with those advocating for equal representation in the industry, sparking conversations about fairness and inclusivity.
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Ratna Pathak Shah and Akhtar’s comments illuminate the need for a more comprehensive and unbiased narrative surrounding film projects. Media houses love for these star kids, a never-ending debate.
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