Recently Shekhar Suman and his son Adhyayan Suman accused Bollywood of bullying other young actors with groupism in the industry. However, not everyone shares the same opinion as Adhyayan who said that he lost 7-8 films due to groupism. Actor Aftab Shivdasani recently spoke about his own experience of groupism in the industry.
In his recent interview, Aftab said that he has never faced groupism. The actor said that he has worked with many filmmakers including Ram Gopal Varma and Vikram Bhatt. Aftab said that he shares a good relationship with all his filmmakers. He further added saying, "This groupism was called as campism in the early 2000s where people were saying this one belong to YRF, Bhatt or other camps. I was never subjected to this as I always worked with a wide spectrum of producers and I was friendly to all but never close."
Speaking to ETimes Aftab said, "Whenever they had a role and they would call me then I would go and meet them. I did 9 films with Vikram Bhatt, 5, or 6 films with RGV but I was never a part of their camps. It's basically how you conduct yourself and I have been friendly to all. Karan (Johar) is even a distant relative of mine but I have never been close to anyone. I've been civil, nice, and friendly to everyone and therefore I don't have any enemies."
Aftab first starred as a child actor in the famous Hindi film Mr. India. The actor later made his debut with the 1999 release Mast.