For a few years now, nepotism has been a hot topic of discussion in Bollywood. Over the years, many celebrities including Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan, and Arjun Kapoor among others have shared their thoughts on nepotism. Now, joining the list is Esha Deol. In an exclusive interview with Bollywood Bubble, Esha Deol opened up about the existing nepotism debate in Bollywood.
Here’s what Esha Deol said about nepotism…
While talking to us, Esha shared her honest thoughts on nepotism. The Hunter actress told us, “I think it’s been used as a weapon (laughs). It’s been used as a very convenient weapon today to demean someone, to make yourself feel superior whoever is doing.”
Esha added, “I have been in this industry for than 20 years now but someone new who’s coming up now, at that age you’re hampering someone mentally. You know how much it’ll affect that kid who’s coming up? They are already coming up in so much pressure and you’re going to use this. Who’s given you the right to?”
Esha is the daughter of two biggest superstars Dharmendra and Hema Malini. She made her acting debut with Koi Mere Dil Se Poochle (2002). During our conversation, we asked Esha if she felt any pressure of her parents’ stardom before joining the industry. She told us, “I didn’t know till it happened. I was only 18 when I started acting and at that age, you are very naïve, very excited, you’re gonna act and all that is there. When you see certain things and you’re reading some article, then you realize they are comparing my first movie’s performance to my mom who’s done maybe more than 200 films.” She also added that the comparison can affect a person.
Despite being a star kid, Esha has successfully carved a niche of herself in the industry. Over the years, Esha has been a part of movies like Na Tum Jaano Na Hum, Dhoom, Kyaa Dil Ne Kahaa, Churra Liya Hai Tumne, and LOC: Kargil.
Esha recently delivered a terrific performance in a web series titled ‘Hunter’.