Not too long ago, the hosts of the IIFA Awards Saif Ali Khan, Karan Johar and Varun Dhawan indulged into a face-palming act of chanting “Nepotism Rocks” right there on the grand stage of the prestigious awards for the whole public to see. As was expected, Twitter couldn’t stop bashing the trio for their heinous act.
In the wake of all this, Saif Ali Khan speaks up and he admits that this particular act should have been given more thought.
In a recent interview, Khan said “To me at IIFA it was just a joke and nothing more to be read into. But now I feel had we given it more thought, we could’ve really finished this ongoing public discourse on nepotism more decisively,”
At the end of the interview, he said,”Whatever it may be, this privileged versus the unaffiliated leads to a great deal of unfairness. Nepotism is also not to be confused with campism. What Kangana might be talking about is that people generally promote their own people. Which is disturbing but not that much different from say the studio system where say a Universal or a Paramount promotes their lot. Actually, it’s business. Nepotism is Donald Trump putting his son at the helm of things instead of someone more suited for the job. There are so many unequal opportunities in India today, no wonder then that people view us as being super privileged. Bollywood is a free market at its most brutal and nepotism can heighten that.”
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