‘Nepotism’ has become the word of the decade, thanks to Kangana Ranaut’s badass stint on Koffee With Karan where she called out the super-privileged star-kids in Bollywood. Ever since, every B-towner has been sharing their take on the matter.
Talking about the latest, Chunkey Panday’s daughter Ananya who made her big Bollywood debut with Dharma Productions’ Student Of The Year 2, opened up about nepotism and her struggles in the industry.
Sharing that everyone has their own share of struggles in the industry, Ananya said that despite having a long career, her father Chunkey has not yet bagged a Dharma film or appeared on Koffee With Karan, reports HT.
“I have always wanted to be an actor. Just because my dad has been an actor, I will never say no to an opportunity to act. My dad has never been in a Dharma film, he never went on Koffee With Karan. So it’s not as easy as people say. Everyone has their own journey and their own struggle,” she said.
The actress also shared how she ‘overcompensates’ sometimes so that people don’t blame her for taking her privileged stardom lightly. “When SOTY 2 got delayed by a year, my dad actually didn’t even congratulate me till the film released because that’s how fickle the industry is. That’s how dispensable people are. Anything can happen, it can get shelved, it can release after years and he knows that,” she said.
“Mine has been a lot of personal experience, I have seen my dad go through so many things that I don’t take anything too seriously. I overcompensate sometimes. I am so scared that people may say that ‘oh you are taking things too lightly’ so I will come extra early to places. I am so happy that I have this chance,” Ananya added, reports India Today.
An ‘outsider’ Siddhant Chaturvedi, who was also a part of the interview panel quickly agreed to Ananya’s statement that everybody has their own share of struggles in the industry, and added, “the difference is ‘jahaan humare sapne poore hote hain, wahi inka struggle shuru hota hai (their struggle begins where our dreams are fulfilled).”
Siddhant’s savage response to Ananya’s ‘struggle’ and ‘nepotism’ remarks is gaining a lot of traction on the internet.
Jahan humare sapne poore hote hain,wahan unka struggle shuru hota hai. Wah Siddhant Wah, kya line hai. Respect ✊ this boy knows what life is. Too good. Wah
— kunal kohli (@kunalkohli) January 1, 2020
After the irritating part of Ananya, it was so pleasing to listen that line from Siddhant 🥳😹
— ʏυѵrαj (@Yuvraaaj_) January 1, 2020
It’s so infuriating when they are in denial and can’t acknowledge how easy it is for them!
— K (@badibeti) January 1, 2020
My journey was hard because my dad never went to Kofee with Karan looooooooooooooooooooooool 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
— Bayas (@Bayas93750979) January 1, 2020
Heart cries for her. So much struggle! Dad didn't even go to Koffee with Karan. Wowww!! Should apply for BPL ration card.
— Nitin Sharma (@nitinwayfarer) January 1, 2020
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"I overcompensate" – yes, like rambling on for 1min30sec on a question about nepotism without actually saying anything meaningful.
— Tausif (@TweetToTausif) January 1, 2020
Keep an eye on this boy @SiddhantChturvD. He is going to be big soon. REAL BIG!!
You can’t miss that spark in his eyes & attitude
The last I felt the same was during Fauji serial on TV
— Rightology 🇮🇳 (@rightology) January 1, 2020
He was waiting with that punchline. No way did he spontaneously come up with that after she finished her self-pitying rant about how difficult it is to start the race at the halfway point. He thought it up while she was speaking and then just lay in wait.
— Shaantanu Singh (@singh_shaantanu) January 1, 2020
Biggest example of Nepotism is that if you don't take blessing from your godfather (Karan) then you won't survive this industry.
And she has proved this theory by referencing Koffee with Karan.
— Tanya (@tanya_larrybird) January 1, 2020
she literally cant act and has bag full of films!! this is what you call struggle and not fruit of nepotism lmfao!!! kudos to siddhant chaturvedi for giving back to her in the best way!!!
— 𝔟𝔩𝔬𝔬𝔪ΐ𝔫𝔤🥀⁷ (@_DevAkshi_) January 1, 2020
OH DAMN. That was some brutal truth 😂💀
— TAKHT (@TakhtTheMovie) January 1, 2020
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