Nepotism is a very common practice followed in Bollywood for a long time and it has been quite evident in a lot of events. But what if a prestigious national award for excellence also start spreading this concept?
Yes, it’s not just the industry which practices nepotism but the national academy award is somehow promoting this practice.
The International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) shared a photo of Suhana Khan (daughter of the legendary Shah Rukh Khan), Ananya Pandey (daughter of Chunky Pandey) and Shanaya Kapoor (daughter of Sanjay Kapoor) and called them as the ‘next generation of divas’.
The next generation of divas is ready to take on the world! pic.twitter.com/MPebI6h7kp
— IIFA Awards (@IIFA) July 7, 2019
Actually, the post is not a problem but IIFA needs to understand the fact that as of now, Ananya Pandey has acted only in one movie (Student Of The Year 2), while Suhana and Shanaya are yet to even take their first step in the industry.
There is nothing much a problem with the three pursuing acting professionally but considering their achievements, promoting the trio in this manner questions IIFA and also brings up the practice of nepotism followed in Bollywood.
The audience was deeply affected by this post of IIFA. People took to Twitter to speak against the IIFA.
Some instances where people tweeted the existence of nepotism in IIFA are:
Perfect example: How nepotism leads to mediocrity ?
— Rishi Bagree 🇮🇳 (@rishibagree) July 8, 2019
Nepotism certainly exists
— Ravikala Chauhan Gupta (@GuptaRavikala) July 8, 2019
Nepotism on full display. What a shame
— MrBabuBhaiya (@MrBabuBhaiyaji) July 8, 2019
Bollywood Nepotism Poster Girls
— Son of Maurya 🕉☸️ (@FutureBack2the) July 7, 2019
Next generation of Nepots…who will be casted because of their Surnames and not because of their Talent.
— Varadraj (@varadadya) July 7, 2019
In a 2017 show of Koffee with Karan, Kangana Ranaut was first one to talk about nepotism publically. Nepotism has covered a major part of Hindi Film Industry. It is high time, we need to stop the practice of Nepotism not only in the field of films but rather in any field of art. Talent is what is supposed to be the main criteria for giving someone such high posts. Hoping IIFA succumbs to this act and issues an apology statement or atleast a clarification.