Kunal Kemmu and Vidyut Jammwal have called out the favouritism in Bollywood and another ‘outsider’ Radhika Madan has said that there is no fair playing field for people without filmy connections, the most they can do is ask for an audition. Amidst this nepotism debate, a new platform has been launched to fight it with information.
According to The Times of India, Sushant Singh Rajput’s brother-in-law Vishal Kirti (married to Shweta Singh Kirti) says that “Nepometer will provide rating for movies based on how nepotistic or independent movie crew is.”
— vishal kirti (@vikirti) June 25, 2020
And their first rating is for ‘Sadak 2’ starring Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapur. The platform says the movie is 98% nepotistic as out of 5 categories (Producer, lead artists, supporting artists, director, and writer), 4 are from Bollywood families.
#Sadak2 is 98% Nepotistic. We rated it based on 5 categories, Producer, Lead Artists, Supporting Artists, Director & Writer. 4 out of 5 categories have Bollywood Family members. When #nepometer is high it’s time to #boycottbollywood
Will you watch this movie? Tell us in comments pic.twitter.com/LqZFhE6bk8
— nepometer (@nepometer) July 2, 2020
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The tweet also suggests that the audience should boycott movies that rate high on their nepotistic scale. But what about the subject matter of the film and the talent of the crew? Shouldn’t that carry weight while deciding what to watch too?