It looks like Harshvardhan Kapoor’s pedigree will follow him for a while. On Rajeev Masand’s Roundtable With Newcomers, the exceptionally outspoken Jim Sarbh not only showed up with half his face painted in red, he also made a point which every newcomer from outside the film industry wants to make to every well-connected debutante in the entertainment industry.
Turning to Harshvardhan, Jim bluntly pointed out that he was the only newcomer present who was from the industry. “You automatically get a bigger card than us. It’s like we’re in a different room trying to make our presence felt. It isn’t exactly an even playing-field,” said Sarbh while his ‘unconnected’ colleagues Sobhita Dhulipala (of Raman Raghav) and Fatima Sana Sheikh (of Dangal) nodded knowingly.
All this was said in a spirit of benign honesty. But one wonders how far this honesty will take the talented Sarbh. One can’t see Harshvardhan’s father Anil Kapoor or sister Sonam Kapoor (Sarbh’s co-star in Neerja) taking kindly to Jim’s bluntspeak on nepotism in the film industry.
Jim, in fact, made his other colleagues squirm, too. He told Sobhita that a taxi driver must have seen her sex clip from Raman Raghav 2.0 and not the film. And he made Fatima Sana Sheikh uncomfortable when he compared getting the time wrong during a scene to getting laid. Fatima pretended she didn’t hear him.
Maybe, it’s time for Jim to rein in his natural effervescence, get more diplomatic before the hypocritical film industry turns nervous in his presence.
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