Sushant Singh Rajput's untimely death has triggered the insider-outsider debate in Bollywood. Recently, when filmmaker Sanjay Gupta posted a collage of actors who made it in Bollywood despite not being connected to the industry, one of the fans also nominated Randeep Hooda, Sushant Singh Rajput, Shiney Ahuja and Vivek Oberoi as the younger 'outsider' actors.
Reacting to this, another netizen wrote, "Vivek Oberoi is a nepotism born." Both, Sanjay Gupta and Vivek Oberoi slammed this comment in their respective tweets.
Sanjay Gupta Lashes Out At A Netizen For Calling Vivek Oberoi A Product Of Nepotism
Defending the Company actor, Sanjay Gupta tweeted, "What absolute nonsense. Do you have any idea what all he did to bag Ramu's COMPANY? His Dad had no role to play in it. And his performance... definitely one of the best debuts of all time. @vivekoberoi."
Vivek Oberoi Thanked Sanjay Gupta For Defending Him
The actor wrote, "Thank you Gups for standing up for the truth. Many of us chose the harder path and believed in sheer talent and merit. It feels unfair when people make uninformed comments like this, one such comment can brush away years of struggle and perseverance."
Vivek Oberoi's Fans Also Supported Him
A netizen wrote, "Some people just want to demean people's struggle by their silly comments and spread #FakeNews in such large volume, that people starts believing it. @vivekoberoi didn't born with silver spoon. And then this extremely talented actor's career was destroyed by a arrogant actor," "We all know that you are not like that. God Bless You," read another comment.
When Vivek Oberoi Opened Up About Refusing To Debut With A Film Which Was Backed By His Father
"The trend was that beta vilayat se padhayi karke ayega aur papa ek rocket ki tarah use launch karenge (The trend was that the son would come back after receiving education abroad and his father would launch him like a rocket). And the trend was that you would make a complete show reel of a film in which you would show your dancing, riding horses, wearing designer clothes and romance girls. I had crises of conscience and opted out of the whole golden spoon being handed out to me," Vivek had told Hindustan Times in an interview.
The actor had revealed that when he was starting off, he had rejected a film which was backed by his father, and was written by director duo Abbas-Mustan. Instead, he choose to make his debut in Bollywood with an unconventional film Company.