Bollywood nepotism issue has resurfaced after the Karan-Varun-Saif joke at IIFA 2017 and see Kagana's response to Saif's letter

Bollywood Nepotism: Now Kangana Ranaut speaks up after IIFA 2017 nepotism joke and how!

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Kangana Ranaut at Koffee with Karan episode from where tit all started
Kangana Ranaut at Koffee with Karan episode from where tit all started

The obsession with the issue around nepotism in Bollywood has once again resurfaced strongly after the now infamous IIFA 2017 joke "Nepotism Rocks" by Karan Johar, Varun Dhawan and Saif Ali Khan.

The three issued an apology after the show saying it was in bad taste. Saif Ali Khan also wrote an open letter in which he said: Nepotism cannot work in the film industry because it is a democracy. The film industry is the most fair line of work. So yes, maybe I got a chance because of my mother, but that is more genetics than nepotism. It’s a genetic investment that the producer was making."

He added: "I realised at some point, that it might have offended Kangana (Ranaut). I called her and apologised personally. That should be the end of it. Everybody needs to take a chill pill and back off."

Saif Ali Khan also talked about genetics, eugenics and star kids. To this, now Kangana Ranaut has issued a reply. Via an article on the Mid Day the Queen actor said: I fail to understand how you can compare genetically hybrid racehorses to artistes! Are you implying that artistic skills, hard-work, experience, concentration spans, enthusiasm, eagerness, discipline and love, can be inherited through family genes? If your point was true, I would be a farmer back home. 

Kangana, in her reply, said at the onset that her letter is merely to exchange her views on nepotism and not a battle between individuals (her and Saif).

She continued: "You also said that the media is to be blamed, since it is the real flag-bearer of nepotism. That makes it sound like a crime, which is far from the truth. Nepotism is merely a weakness of the human nature; it takes great deal of will-power and strength to rise above our intrinsic nature -- sometimes we excel, sometimes we don't. No one is putting a gun to anyone's head to hire talent they don't believe in. So, there is no need to get defensive about one's choices."

The heated debate on nepotism in Bollywood first surfaced at Koffee with Karan season 5 back in February when actor Kangana Ranaut called Johar the "flagbearer of nepotism" on his own show. This led to a verbal spat between the actor and the director and also led others from the Bollywood fraternity to speak up.

Although everyone including Kangana, Karan and Saif have said one needs to put an end to this discussion on nepotism, the repartee continues.

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