Curious Case of Nepotism

Due to certain circumstances in 2014, I had to turn to my father to help me make a career shift from Sales & Marketing to the Shipping industry. A lot of my work colleagues called me a classic case of nepotism because I leveraged his reputation and contacts to begin my journey in Maritime. 

When I look back now, I feel extremely content that he opened a door of opportunity for me where I started off as a trainee and worked my way up in the organization to mid-level management with sheer dedication and hard work without any favouritism or getting job promotions on a silver platter.

Now let’s talk about the trending topic in the news – Nepotism in Bollywood.

I firmly believe there is nothing wrong if the son/daughter of a famous actor, female actor, director or producer gets a launch pad for their debut in movies. The problem arises when these A-listers create a clan in the industry and do not give equal opportunity to outsiders who come with dreams of making it big with their passion, talent, determination and hard work.

It saddens me that we live in a society where actors are still refused roles based on their skin colour or other physical attributes like height, weight etc.

The “so-called” outsiders have proven their mettle with years of honing their acting skills with classes, theatre play and small time roles in television and films. Yet, the big production houses and studios dismiss them and corporate brands ignore them for advertisements.

I am sure the movie business has enough place for talented nepotism products like Ranbir Kapoor, and Alia Bhat while I truly hope to see the struggling youth in Bollywood to get at least enough credit, opportunity and recognition like the Late Irrfan Khan or Nawazuddin Siddique.


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