The nepotism controversy in Bollywood has been overshadowed by the #MeToo movement and Amyra Dastur has brought it back to life once again by talking about the issue. She said that outsiders find it hard to bag a role in the film industry and once when they do get the opportunity, survival becomes the toughest part, as no big name likes to back them up. She even said that star kids have it all easy and sometimes they don't even give an audition to bag the role.
Some Star Kids Don't Even Give An Audition, Says Amyra Dastur
"Getting that debut film is definitely harder than someone who has got a known last name. I mean some star kids don't even audition. I think one gains more respect from the general public as well when you have no ties to the film background and manage to stand on your own two feet in this industry," said Amyra Dastur to IANS.
Surviving In The Industry For Non Star Kids Is A Challenge
"Then there's the survival aspect which again is definitely harder for someone who is not a part of the industry. If your first film does badly, there's no guarantee of the second film."
There's No Safety Shield From The Industry
"There's no one to shield you from the dark side of the industry either. But I feel that's why outsiders are stronger mentally as well. You just have to be. Only you can take care of yourself and only you can push yourself to do better and work harder and make someone believe in your talent."
I Love Being An Actress, Says Amyra
"What aren't the pressures of being an actress? Don't get me wrong, I love my job. It has been my one and only dream but it's scary. There's a certain lifestyle and image one has to live up to or face the criticism which is quite harsh and cruel."
Things Are Changing For Women In Bollywood!
"People are becoming more accepting. One doesn't have to be a size zero any more or ridiculously fair or tall. Women in the industry are voicing their opinions more and change is definitely occurring," she summed it up.