Janhvi Kapoor on nepotism debate: I did question if I deserved to be in this position

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Ever since Kangana Ranaut brought forward the term nepotism in the industry, the most attacked were the star kids. It is to be noted that during the chat show Koffee with Karan, the ‘Queen’ actress addressed Karan as the ‘Flag-bearer of Nepotism’.

On the other hand, the year 2018 saw the rise of a number of debutants making their mark on the big screen. From star kids like Janhvi Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan, Ishaan Khatter to outside industry debuts including Radhika Madan and Zoya Hussain, the year proved to be a success for everyone.

However, from Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, to Sara Ali Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sonakshi Sinha, and others, everyone has been quizzed about the prevalence of nepotism in Bollywood. During a recent interview with a magazine, late veteran actress Sridevi and Boney Kapoor’s daughter, Janhvi Kapoor agreed that Nepotism does exist in Bollywood.

The ‘Dhadak’ actress said, “The whole nepotism debate (when I was making my debut in Dhadak) did make me question if I deserved to be in this position and I realized that the right answer to it is that I’m not. I do come from a place of privilege. But I have it, so what am I supposed to do now? I’d be the dumbest person on the planet if I didn’t do anything about it. So I need to ensure that I make the best of it and push myself to work as hard as I can…only then can I justify that I’m worthy.”

Responding to a question how she deals with all the limelight and attention that she gets from the media and paparazzi, Janhvi said, “It’s a price that all of us have to pay. I think it’s so flattering that people would even give me enough attention to know about my private life. I can’t crib about it, I am not in that position. Plus, people wanting to know about you also comes from a place of love. So you just have to balance it; it’s your responsibility. And honestly, I want this too much to complain about anything.”

On the work front, Janhvi Kapoor will next be seen in ‘Takht’ and Gunjan Saxena biopic. Yesterday, a picture of Janhvi Kapoor has gone viral online wherein Janhvi is dressed in a combat pilot’s uniform.

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