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Ever since Kangana Ranaut spoke openly about nepotism prevailing in the film industry on Karan Johar's show Koffee With Karan, Bollywood seems to be having a divided opinion on the same.
However at a recent event, the 'Rangoon' actress who ignited the debate on the N-word in the first place, spoke at length about why nepotism isn't just a fasionable term and much more.
Here's what she had to say...
Nepotism Is Not An Objection
Kangana was quoted as saying, "If you're talking about nepotism, it's not an objection, it's an observation. I, as an individual... it is my prerogative to leave my footsteps behind for the ones who will follow me."
It Is Important For Me To Talk About My Experiences
"It is important they know where I fell, where I walked, stayed and ran. It's important for me to talk about my own experiences not to say that people shouldn't do what they like to do but what is relevant should be relevant."
Don't Reject People If They Can't Speak English
The actress further said that people should not be rejected on the basis of their limitations with a language, and they should not be considered ‘uncool.'
"...Not because someone doesn't speak English, or has sweat patches because they have come in a rickshaw for an audition or someone is sharing an apartment with 10 people in an ‘uncool' location. They shouldn't be shamed for that. The doors shouldn't be shut on their faces because of that," quipped Kangana.
Did She Take A Jibe At Anushka Sharma?
Recently Anushka Sharma had said that that if you are good at your work, people will want to work with you, and added that she didn't face any discrimination when she worked with big production houses. Kangana's latest remarks look like a dig at Anushka Sharma.
I Don't Consider Myself Outsider
Kangana further said, ""What is an outsider? We are all working to make cinema. Anyone working for some other intention is an outsider. So, (in that sense) I don't consider myself an outsider.
"Whoever comes from an unconventional background, they should work towards it and not call themselves ‘oh we have been lucky enough that we didn't face any discrimination or we are the chosen one, the industry has accepted us with open arms'. No, because people like us have been working on it. If today people are working with actresses who come from indie background, or so called ‘niche art background,' it's because we have made it mainstream today. We can say a film like Queen is mainstream because people worked at it."
We Have Made Hindi Appear Cool
Kangana stressed, "The fact that today in the industry we have a lot more democratic environment is also because of people like us who have been working at it. I see newcomers easily say ‘I can't talk in English I will only talk in Hindi.' It's because we have made it appear cool. We are going to make outsiders feel and appear cool. That is my prerogative as an individual. If I don't do that then what is the purpose of my journey? This is a healthy talk."
Don't Make Nepotism Sound Like A Fight
She finally concluded, "We should all work it out and not point fingers and make it sound like a fight but to make the society more democratic for everyone."
Do you guys agree with Kangana's point of view on the topic of nepotism? Do let us know your thoughts and stay tuned for all the interesting scoop from the B-town.