Alia Bhatt's mother Soni Razdan is upset at those targeting star kids over nepotism debate

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta also shared his thoughts about the nepotism row that has sparked after the unfortunate death of Sushant Singh Rajput.
Written By Apoorv Shandilya | Updated: June 24, 2020 13:05 IST
Alia Bhatt's mother Soni Razdan is upset at those targeting star kids over nepotism debate

On June 14 Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his Bandra home. The actor committed suicide due to depression. Many on the internet quickly jumped ship and blamed Bollywood star kids for undermining new talent. Netizens blatantly slammed Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha among others for using their family name as a stepping stone into the industry.

Aside from the online bullying and trolling Alia Bhatt's mother Soni Razdan simply finds the entire debate hypocritical. Filmmaker Hansal Mehta took to Twitter recently to express his views. He wrote, "This nepotism debate must be broadened. Merit counts most. My son got a step in the door because of me. And why not. But he's been an integral part of my best work because he is talented, disciplined, hardworking and shares similar values as me. Not just because he's my son.”
Razdan replied to Hansal Mehta's tweet and wrote, "The expectation that people have because of whose son or daughter you are is much more. Also, those who r ranting about nepotism today and who have made it on their own will also have kids one day. And what if they want to join the industry? Will they stop them from doing so?”
Mehta further replied writing, "The debate has been narrowed down to target certain people. Not for the sake of reform or larger good. Before nepotism ends we must work towards reducing hypocrisy and 'vested interest publicity'. Bullying must end. Bullies must be called out. Not talent.”
Meanwhile, actor Sonakshi Sinha has exited the microblogging site Twitter to avoid all the negativity.