Varun Dhawan: People from outside the industry should be given a chance
Varun Dhawan had landed himself into the troubled waters last year when he along with Karan Johar and Saif Ali Khan had screamed at the top of their voices ‘nepotism rocks‘ at IIFA Awards 2017. However, a year later the actor who is gearing up for the release of his next ‘Sui Dhaaga- Made In India’ feels that nepotism is not good and people from outside the industry deserve a chance.
In a recent chat with GQ India, Varun stated, “Nepotism exists. It’s a part of our industry. It’s not good. More people from outside the industry should be given a chance. And why not? My father came in that way.”
The ‘Student Of The Year‘ actor also unfolded a fact about how his father, David Dhawan, struggled to make a name for himself in the tinsel town saying, “My dad was born in Agartala. When he lived in Bombay, he shared his house with four people. When I was born, my family lived in a 1 BHK at Carter Road. My father’s first car was a taxi, a second-hand Ambassador that he painted into a normal car. His achievements are tremendous, (as are) the sacrifices he has made to put the family on the map. He’s my star, my hero, my superhero.”
Varun went on to add, “I remember the time I was in the 10th standard when the Dhirubhai Ambani school had just opened and a lot of my friends were applying for admission. I remember telling (dad), ‘I want to apply for this, can you make a call?’ The results came, and I didn’t get in. I asked him, ‘Did you make the call?’ He said, ‘No. You weren’t supposed to get it.”
Rome was not built in a day, they say, and the same holds for the few actors in the industry who have had their journey from being zero to hero. And it saddens us sometimes, that their children get blamed for having an upper-hand.