After making controversial remarks on #MeeToo movement, Bollywood dimple girl opened up about nepotism in industry, in an interview with state media. The 43-year-old star asserted that while nepotism is deep-rooted in the industry, that does not come in the way of success for others.
“It is an age-old thing that parents will help their children. Nepotism does exist. But then, there are stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and others who are not from industry and are superstars. There will always be nepotism and you can’t change that but one should never underestimate those who have the hunger to prove themselves in the industry,” she told. Preity also revealed how she had no knowledge about cinema when she entered Bollywood but knew that hard work always wins over talent. “I never thought I would become a big actor or star, I didn’t even think it was possible.” In the same interview, she said
Furthermore, the Bollywood diva shed light on her own experiences and said: “My dad passed away when I was young. There was a strong desire within me to be financially independent. I was doing criminal psychology, I wanted to crack crimes. I am a great investigator; I can find out anything. I used that part of me in developing characters.”
“I never thought I would become a big actor or star, I didn’t even think it was possible. Then I was sure I would work till I am excited. After I did Veer Zaara and Salaam Namaste, I reached a point where nobody let me experiment. I felt I should try something different. I went and met all the producers and directors with whom I had worked and said, ‘Please don’t offer me any films as I am getting into sports’. They thought I was crazy and part of me was. It was new and so I was excited and nervous,” she added.
Earlier Bollywood superstar, Priety was slammed by fans and co-stars, by making controversial remarks about Meetoo movement and termed this movement as a cheap way of publicity or revenge.
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17 November, 2019