RGV's take on Nepotism in Bollywood; Defends Karan Johar
Sushant Singh Rajput's suicide opened a debate on the nepotism in the film industry.
Sushant Singh Rajput's suicide opened a debate on the nepotism in the film industry. However, a lot of people are blaming Karan Johar for encouraging nepotism. But, filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma defends Karan Johar. In a series of tweets, Ram Gopal Varma expressed his views on nepotism in Bollywood cinema.
"How politicians like Mulayam, Uddhav etc give sons, relatives first preference. Like how Dhirubhai will give all his monies to Mukesh, Anil. Like how all families will give their own families first preference similarly Bollywood families do same. So where's nepotism not there? Blaming @karanjohar for what happened is ridiculous and just shows lack of understanding of how film industry works.
Even assuming Karan had a problem with Sushant it's his choice of who he wants to work with, like its any filmmakers choice about who they want to work with. If Sushant after 12 yrs of fame and money took his life becos he was made to feel like an outsider then a 100 actors suicides per day will be justified who couldn't reach anywhere near Sushant. If u can't b happy with what u have u will never be happy with whatever u have.
Period! Also all insiders of Bollywood were sometimes outsiders starting from @SrBachchan onwards. @karanjohar is up there not because he is an insider but because his films are seen by millions. We all know as much failures coming from film families as much as from outside. No matter how many supposedly conspired to drive Sushant out (For what reason I can't fathom when he can make money for them ) there were umpteen others wanting to work with him. But like it was his choice not to do with them, it's the others choice not to work with him. Bollywood is hard place becos people want to jump to grab stars and higher they jump the harder they are likely to fall.
Sushant atleast grabbed the moon, but what about umpteen others who dint take off from ground. Are they supposed to kill themselves blaming the universe? And for all the sound being made on social media about the super talented guy being sidelined the truth is it's the people who are watching the other actors more than sushant and @Karanjohar couldn't be holding a gun to the audiences head. And if Sushant hung on, then in about 15 or 20 years he would have become an insider when he's launching his own son and some outsider Prashant would have blamed him like how everyone now is blaming @Karanjohar."
And my prediction is once this fake storm settles all the new outsiders from all over will still queue outside the insider @karanjohar 's office becos they know that the social media warriors can do nothing about creating work whereas Karan can provide actual work— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) June 16, 2020
Not knowing why sushant actually did it, but on social media assumption that he did because he was being treated like outsider and not invited to parties then the crores of migrant workers walking bare foot with empty stomachs should have killed themselves multiple times over— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) June 16, 2020
RGV concludes it saying, "WITHOUT NEPOTISM SOCIETY WILL COLLAPSE BECAUSE NEPOTISM(FAMILIAL LOVE) IS THE FUNDAMENTAL TENET OF A SOCIAL STRUCTURE. Like u shouldn't love others wife more, u also shouldnt love others children more."
WITHOUT NEPOTISM SOCIETY WILL COLLAPSE BECAUSE NEPOTISM(FAMILIAL LOVE ) IS THE FUNDAMENTAL TENET OF A SOCIAL STRUCTURE..Like u shouldn't love others wife more, u also shouldnt love others children more— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) June 16, 2020