Does nepotism really exist in Bollywood? It's a debate with no confirmed answer. While many believe it's a harsh reality and you can't really escape it, others have an opinion that not every star kid succeeds in this entertainment world. Kangana Ranaut should be awarded as the torch bearer who started this never ending debate, and a cold war that will take time to end. While many outsiders in the industry today believe it's tough for them to enter and sustain in Bollywood, others, who belong to filmy families have a valid debate that not every star kid is able to taste success. Yes, there's always a Kangana or Ranveer Singh who managed to stand out from the rest, but not everyone is able to achieve that success so easily. Hate Story 2 actress, Surveen Chawla, recalls an incident when she experienced the 'N' word in the industry and how demotivated she was after it. Also Read: Just as she likes it! Surveen Chawla flaunts her toned midriff and we are floored – view pics
Sharing the incident with Hindustan Times, Surveen said, "It happened about six years back, when I was making my [TV to films] transition. I was not scared even though I had left TV at the peak of my career. But in the middle of this transition, when I was stepping up, I was thrown back down. For what reason? The question is not of my talent, but about somebody who had better contacts; that’s it. It took me sometime to come out of it, but then other things happened, and it instilled confidence back in me,'' she added. We wonder which star kid she was referring to in this conversation. Any guesses?
Many believe you need to have a godfather in the industry to survive and sign movies with all the big banners. But Surveen doesn't believe so. "One doesn’t need to have a godfather. It’s just that everybody in the industry needs to open up to more people. Your eyes need to be able to see that there is talent in people, and it doesn’t depend on where they come from. I say this absolutely bluntly, because I feel chances should be given to more people, not just one or two or five. The creation of opportunities is very less in our country.” Also Read: Surveen Chawla: Why does it shock people that I got married?
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Surveen was clearly shattered when she was replaced by a star kid on the merits of her filmy background. "Trust me, it’s one of the worst feelings, and made me feel demotivated," she said.