'Nepotism does not exist'
In a recent interview, Kareena Kapoor said that she does not believe that nepotism existed and that if the practice was prevalent, every star child would have been a superstar.
Mumbai: Kareena Kapoor said she does not believe that nepotism existed and that if the practice was prevalent, every star child would have gone on to become a superstar in the film industry. The actor cited Padmaavat star Ranveer Singh's example, saying the actor made it big in Bollywood on his own, without any familial ties.
"There are many superstars from yesteryears and not all of their children are superstars. If nepotism exists everyone would have been superstars and number one. "But the fact that today Ranveer Singh, (who) does not have mother or father who is a superstar, out of sheer talent and hard work he is where he is today. I don't think nepotism exists," Kareena said. She was in conversation with senior journalist Rajdeep Sardesai on 'The Kapoor Clan: Films, Family and Feminism' with her sister actor Karisma Kapoor at the India Today Conclave here. Karisma said being a star child was a difficult task as one has a legacy to live up to and a pressure to exceed expectations.