Shahid Kapoor opens up on the issue of nepotism; blames social media

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The debate on nepotism began with Kangana Ranaut accusing Karan Johar of being ‘the flagbearer of nepotism’. After that, various actors have spoken about it. Now, Shahid Kapoor spoke about nepotism that exists in the film industry.

Shahid  Kapoor is currently busy multi-tasking between professional and personal life. He was recently blessed with a Baby boy (Zain Kapoor) with wife Mira Rajput. Also, his upcoming film ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ is about to release this weekend. In a recent interview with Rajeev Masand, he was asked about the term nepotism.

Speaking about his profession, he said that this profession is largely driven by insecurities and these insecurities make you limited as a human being.

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Shahid Kapoor said in an interview with Rajeev Masand, “We are also in one of the most nepotistic times, we’ve ever been in. Everybody who has anything to do with an actor or a producer or a director, tries to become an actor. And there is a lot less access to people who are not within the fraternity. And honestly, social media hasn’t really helped that because the people who tend to get noticed are the people who happen to be somebody of a celebrity. Therefore, you are in the limelight. So, it’s a big contradiction.”

Speaking about his film, ‘Batti Gul Meter Chalu’ also stars Shraddha Kapoor, Yami Gautam and Divyendu Sharma in lead roles. Produced by T-Series and Shree Narayan Singh, the film is slated to release on 21st September, 2018.

Also read: This throwback picture shared by Shahid with wife Mira is all things love