Since Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise, the debate of nepotism has taken a new turn with people slamming all the star kids and bigshots all over social media. Sushant’s fan has been trending a hashtag on Twitter for boycotting the star kids and Bollywood on the whole. A lot of star kids have been at the receiving end of this. Recently, Indian’s most loved comedian, Johnny Lever‘s daughter Jamie, opened up on nepotism, saying that, there is favouritism but no nepotism in Bollywood.
In an interview with Mid-Day, the Housefull 4 actress said, “I can talk about my journey, being a film child, a star-kid, although I don’t like saying that, I think when people talk about Nepotism, it doesn’t apply to all the star kids. Not all-star kids are given the privilege. I’ve had a very different journey. There’s favouritism, there’s no nepotism, there’s favouritism to a certain lot.”
“There’s favouritism to a friend’s child, there’s favouritism to a certain group of people you know. My dad has done his job as his job, he didn’t make it his life. He went to work, shot for his films and came back home, that was his real life. He’s lived his real life which was his family, his friends, his spirituality. We were never a part of any filmy parties, we never went, we were never a part of any group. My dad was never filmy, my mother, as I said, came from a very humble background.” Jamie Lever added.
Jamie Lever further revealed that she never used her father’s name to get auditions. She added that Johnny never made phone calls for her. On the other hand, Jamie is very active on social media. She is also an ace mimicry artist and has mimicked Sonam Kapoor and Farah Khan.
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