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Ekta Kapoor, Tiger Shroff's mom have a heated argument on nepotism in Bollywood

Ekta Kapoor, Tiger Shroff's mom have a heated argument on nepotism in Bollywood

Ekta Kapoor, Tiger Shroff's mom have a heated argument on nepotism in BollywoodPTI|Aug 10, 2018, 03.18 PM IST
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MUMBAI: Producer Ekta Kapoor is the latest celebrity to join the nepotism debate, saying not only star kids but outsiders should also be a given a chance in the industr y.
Ekta, who is launching two new actors --Avinash Tiwary and Tripti Dimri-- in her upcoming production "Laila Majnu", in the promotional events of the film has spoken about how she faced challenges to market her film with new faces.
In an Instagram post, Ekta once again talked about hiring "unknown talents who have no film legacy or star fathers or godfathers."
Ayesha, whose son Tiger made his Bollywood with "Heropanti" in 2014, shot back at Ekta, commenting, "It's not a sin to have a star father my dear! Hard work and talent is the same no matter what caste, creed or lineage!"
Ekta, who is the daughter of veteran actor Jeetendra, argued that as a producer it is harder to make a film featuring outsiders.
"Not at all, ma'am! I have one, but you have to admit for a producer to sell market and turn around a film with newcomers is far tougher with no lineage attached ! This is no slight to any star kid leas t of all Tiger who is FANTASTIC! But a request to give other kids a chance too."
At the trailer launch of "Laila Majnu" Ekta was asked about her take on nepotism, which started with Kangana Ranaut calling out Karan Johar for promoting star kids.
"I don't do it. I don't agree that it is only film industry's problem because there is a whole world around it," Ekta had said.

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Fresh Faces Of 2018

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Janhvi Kapoor

13 Jan, 2018Daughter of veteran actress Sridevi and producer Boney Kapoor, Janhvi is set to step into showbiz with "Dhadak", backed by filmmaker Karan Johar. The film, an adaptation of the acclaimed Marathi film "Sairat", is slated to release on July 6. Sridevi had told IANS that Jhanvi is ready to face the challenges of Bollywood as she has seen her mother and knows what she is getting into. (Image: Instagram/@janhvikapoor)

Ishaan Khattar

13 Jan, 2018Actor Shahid Kapoor's younger brother, Ishaan will be seen sharing screen space with Janhvi in "Dhadak". He is also the lead actor of Iranian film director M ajid Majidi's India-set film "Beyond the Clouds", but "Dhadak" will mark his debut in Hindi filmdom. (Image: Instagram/@ishaan95)

Sara Ali Khan

13 Jan, 2018Actors Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh's daughter Sara will be starring opposite Sushant Singh Rajput in her debut film "Kedarnath", directed by Abhishek Kapoor. Saif said he is as anxious about Sara's "Kedarnath" as he is when his own film is releasing.

Aayush Sharma

13 Jan, 2018Superstar Salman Khan's brother-in-law Aayush will be facing the camera for "Loveratri", said to be a love story based in Gujarat. The leading lady of the film, backed by Salman's production banner Salman Khan Films (SKF), is yet to be announced. It will be helmed by first-timer Abhiraj Minawala. (Image: Twitter/@aaysharma)
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