My family launched new talent than the entire film industry combined: Pooja Bhatt on nepotism

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My family launched new talent than the entire film industry combined Pooja Bhatt on nepotism
My family launched new talent than the entire film industry combined Pooja Bhatt on nepotism

July 08, 2020, Actor turned director Pooja Bhatt, whose family at the receiving end of criticism in the debate around nepotism, says people should first check facts about how her father Mahesh Bhatt’s production house, Vishesh Films, has launched more outsiders than the whole film industry.

“Have been asked to comment on the hot topic Nepotism that people are raging about. As someone who hails from a ‘family’ that has launched more new talent-actors, musicians & technicians, than the entire film industry combined, I can only laugh. Facts don’t find takers. Fiction does’’, says Actor Pooja Bhat from his official twitter handle.

Mentioning Kangana Ranaut, who has time and again raised voice against nepotism, in a separate tweet, Pooja wrote that Vishesh Films backed her because they saw in her a talented actor.

Kangana made her Bollywood debut in Anurag Basu-directed Gangster in 2006.

“As for Kangana Ranaut-She is a great talent,if not she wouldn’t have been launched by Vishesh films in ‘Gangster’. Yes, Anurag Basu discovered her, but Vishesh Films backed his vision & invested in the film. No small feat. Here’s wishing her the very best in all her endeavors,” Pooja Bhatt tweeted.

Sushant Singh Rajput’s sudden demise on June 14 has sparked the nepotism debate, with many actors and writers calling out the industry’s bias towards artistes from film families. 

Sushant’s family has launched a Nepometer, an app designed to tell the ratio of star kids and independent artistes in a film.

Pooja Bhatt’s upcoming venture, Sadak 2, which is directed by Mahesh Bhatt, produced by her uncle Mukesh Bhatt and co-stars sister Alia Bhatt, has been rated 98 percent on the Nepometer and consequently, criticized.

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