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‘Ranbir Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor are successful because of their talent:’ Rishi Kapoor’s daughter Riddhima on nepotism debate

Speaking on the long-drawn nepotism debate, Riddhima Kapoor said that brother Ranbir Kapoor and cousins Kareena Kapoor and Karisma Kapoor have proved their talent with their work.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: May 19, 2021 8:44:55 am
ranbir kapoorHere's what Riddhima Kapoor had to say about the nepotism debate in Bollywood. (Photo: Alia Bhatt, Riddhima Kapoor/Instagram)

The nepotism debate in the industry has been going on for quite a few years now. Recently, Rishi Kapoor’s daughter Riddhima Kapoor opened up about the subject and stated that her cousin Kareena Kapoor Khan and brother Ranbir Kapoor have proven with their acting credentials that they belong in Bollywood.

“Advantage kya hota hain (What’s advantage)? We have grown up with the name and have gotten used to it. If any actor’s child wants to pursue the same profession it will be said he or she got films because of the family. But even then they have to prove their worth. Ranbir, Karisma, Kareena are successful because of their work and talent,” Pinkvilla quoted her as saying.

Riddhima added that if she was to enter the film industry, she would have been told that it was due to her name. “Whether you do acting or fashion or anything else, even a star kid has to have to do something in life. People are going to talk irrespective of what you do, the best you can do is do your job and let it do the talking,” she said.

The nepotism debate had especially become heated since the passing away of late Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput. It is claimed Sushant was not given enough roles and recognition despite having talent, mainly because he came from a non-filmy background.

Meanwhile, Kareena Kapoor Khan is making the most of her time with her newborn son. On the other hand, Ranbir Kapoor is gearing up for Brahmastra’s release, which is slated to hit theatres this December.

The fantastical drama has been directed by Ayan Mukerji and co-stars Alia Bhatt, Mouni Roy, Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna in significant parts.

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