Sonam Kapoor Says Her Star-Kid Privilege Is A Result Of ‘Karma’, Gets Schooled Online

Star-kids have been on the receiving end of incessant bullying ever since the death of Sushant Singh Rajput raised important questions on nepotism and Bollywood elites’ behavior towards ‘outsiders’. Past videos have resurfaced online where many actors have been seen underappreciating and mocking him which led many to realise that the Hindi Film Industry has a darker side.

One of such videos was of Sonam Kapoor on the sets of ‘Koffee With Karan’ where she denied knowing who SSR even was. This led to many people trolling her and some even slammed her for being Anil Kapoor’s daughter – an identity without which she wouldn’t have made it to the film industry.

Responding to people online, Sonam Kapoor tweeted saying how she was proud to be Anil Kapoor’s daughter, be privileged, and called it her ‘Karma’, reports News18.

“Yes I’m my father’s daughter and yes I am here because of him and yes I am privileged. That is not an insult. My father has worked very hard to give me all of this. And it is my Karma where I am born and to whom I’m born. I’m proud,” Sonam tweeted.

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Have a look at her tweet here:

Her statement was extremely offensive to many. People online questioned her whether those born into poor households was a result of their karma as well. Some called her ‘elitist’ and ‘arrogant’ while a few others pointed out that with privilege comes responsibility. Have a look:


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Yes, many star-kids get an easier entry into the film industry due to their lineage. But what cannot be justified is getting continuous chances despite showing a lack of talent while the more talented go unnoticed. What cannot be justified is outcasting, even bullying ‘outsiders’. Instead of using their privilege to further their own gains, wouldn’t it be better to use it to voice their opinions against the ills of the system?

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