Recently filmmaker R. Balki raised many eyebrows when he called Ranbir Kapoor
and Alia Bhatt
the best actors in Bollywood. The filmmaker was responding to comments over nepotism and the debate surrounding insider vs outsider. Many people have now criticized Balki for promoting nepotism in Bollywood and not allowing younger actors any chance to succeed in the industry.
On Saturday night filmmaker Anubhav Sinha
who has made films like Thappad starring Taapsee Pannu defended Balki. He took to his twitter handle and wrote, “I don't think Balki meant Ranbir and Alia are the best actors right now. They aren't. There is no yardstick to compare two good actors. I think what he meant was that they are both truly deserving stars despite their illustrious pedigree. And I agree with that.”
In his controversial interview, Balki said, “The question is do they (star kids) have an unfair or bigger advantage? Yes, there are pros and cons. But I'd ask one simple question:?Find me a better actor than Alia (Bhatt) or Ranbir (Kapoor), and we'll argue. It's unfair on these few people who're probably some of the finest actors," R Balki told Hindustan Times in an interview while talking about nepotism in the film industry.
Sinha also said that he does not think the case of Ranbir Kapoor or Alia Bhatt counts as nepotism. He wrote, "In the 30s There was an actress called Rattan Bai. She had a daughter called Shobhana Samarth who would also act. Shobhana had two daughters that acted, Nutan and Tanuja. Tanuja's daughters are Kajol and Tanishtha. Is that Nepotism???? N.O. Kuchh bhi mat bolo saare... (Please don't say anything you feel like).”