With the nepotism debate intensifying in the Bollywood industry, many stars have come out to slam those who are blatantly abusing star kids. And Suniel Shetty is the latest in the row. He has come out to speak for his kids who might also receive some backlash. The self made star was interviewed by Times of India where he opened up on his kids wanting to become what their father is and receiving backlash for that. Suniel Shetty Opens On Nepotism: “Is It Wrong For My Kids To Dream Of Acting Because I’m An Actor? This Is Wrong”.
During the interview, Suniel Shetty was asked to describe his journey in Bollywood. To which Suniel said, “I come from a non-filmy background but still, God was kind enough. I had my first hit but I was still written off as wooden. One of the critics had called me wooden at that time and asked me to go back to the restaurant line. That could have broken me but it didn’t. I understood what the critic said was true. I always believed that I know how to act, I never learnt it. So I worked on my acting and action until I created a niche for myself. I believe it is how you take it. Somebody’s criticism became my fodder to get better and that is how I look at it.”
Talking on the spiking nepotism debate, Suniel said, This whole talk about nepotism hurts. It is something that is there in every field. Is my son or daughter not allowed to dream of becoming an actor just because their father is an actor? Does that mean the dream of that child needs to be squashed? An industrialist’s son dreams of taking over the business after his father. Is that dream wrong? A kid sees all the love their parents received from their fans. Is it wrong for them to want the same for themselves? People run to the best school and try all their influences to get their child admission. Is that wrong too? I don’t know where this is coming from.” Suniel Shetty Opens On Nepotism: “Is It Wrong For My Kids To Dream Of Acting Because I’m An Actor? This Is Wrong”.