Anushka speaks on nepotism, says she has never faced it in Bollywood
Actress Anushka Sharma recently reacted on nepotism debate going on in the industry saying that being an outsider she has not faced something like that in her decade-long Bollywood career. She added that Yash Raj Films could have launched any star kid but Aditya Chopra trusted her and gave her a chance.
Anushka made her debut with Aditya Chopra's ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’ opposite Shah Rukh Khan. She said that she got a chance to make it big in the industry without a godfather.
Ever since actress Kangana Ranaut called filmmaker Karan Johar the "flag bearer of nepotism" on his talk show ‘Koffee With Karan’, a debate has been started on the same in Bollywood.
Anushka said in an interview, "The production house which launched me, I can't talk like that about them because they gave an outsider like me a chance," here.
The actress said Yash Raj Films could have easily taken an industry kid on board but they have given a chance to many outsiders.
"They did have an option to take any industry kid at that time but Aditya Chopra put faith in me. I can talk about my experience and I've never faced nepotism in any way. Whether this happens or not, everybody has their own experiences. May be it happens but I can never say this about Aditya.
"He has launched all the outsiders. Me, Ranveer Singh, Pareeniti Chopra. Except for Arjun (Kapoor), all the Yash Raj talent are outsiders."
The 28-year-old actress is currently gearing up for her upcoming production "Phillauri", in which she stars opposite Punjabi superstar Diljit Dosanjh.
The romantic-drama chronicles the story of a young man (Suraj Sharma) who meets a friendly spirit (Anushka) after he reluctantly marries a tree to ward off any threats to his love life. The film is scheduled to release on March 24.
(With PTI Inputs)