The nepotism and star kids vs outsiders debate has been raging endlessly ever since Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide, and the latest full disclosure of Rajat Barmecha, who had debuted with Udaan in 2010, but lost out on all the newcomers awards to Ranveer Singh, with the latter sweeping the floor for Band Baaja Baaraat, is only going to fan the argument further. From feeling “hatred” for Ranveer to acting “foolish”, the Udaan actor admits to it all despite also disclosing that the latter was “gracious” enough toward him at the one ceremony where they shared the Best Debutant Award.
In an interview to Nav Bharat Times, Rajat Barmecha said, “In 2010, Udaan released. The same year Band Baaja Barat released. Ranveer Singh and my film released in the same year. Band Baaja came in December and Udaan came in July. From July till December, most of the people said that Rajat Barmecha will get best debut award this time. Some people in other common group of friends had said that ‘this guy Rajat has done a good job’ and that it is going to be a ‘tough competition’. But all the awards went to Ranveer.”
“There was one award function where we shared the award. He was gracious enough to let me enter the stage first. He had a lot of love for the film. Yet for a couple of years I felt continuous hatred, or maybe that bachpane wali hatred ki shayad mujhe milta toh mujhe aaj movies mil rahi honti. Abhi toh mujhe bahot hi bewaoofi wali cheez lagti hai woh (I felt a child-like hatred that I had won it I would have many movie offers. Now, I find it all so foolish),” added Rajat.
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