Sushant Singh Rajput's tragic death has forced his brother in law Mayuresh Krishna to start a new app that measures a film for its nepotism. The official website has called Nepometer a place for "providing score and rating on Nepotistic and Independent Bollywood movies and TV".
On Thursday Mayuresh Krishna chose Mahesh Bhatt's directorial Sadak 2 starring Alia Bhatt as the first film to rate on the website. Sadak 2 also stars Pooja Bhatt. Alia Bhatt and Pooja's uncle Mukesh Bhatt has produced the film.
Taking to its official Twitter handle the user wrote, "Sadak2 is 98% Nepotistic. We rated it based on 5 categories, Producer, Lead Artists, Supporting Artists, Director & Writer. 4 out of 5 categories have Bollywood Family members. When #nepometer is high it's time to #boycottbollywood..Will you watch this movie? Tell us in comments."
A fan of the concept behind Nepometer wrote, "#Nepotism is an issue whn it gives opportunity to non deserving 1s hvng 0/low acting skills like AP, SAK, VD etc. Thr r some good #nepokids actors too like Shahid K, RanbirK, Hrithik, FarhanA. Will b grt if #Nepometer considers all unbiased angle."
Reacting to the tweet, the Nepometer makers replied: "Agreed. Goal is to drive change of overall composition. We are not saying don't make movies with your kids. But the overall crew should have diversity. If one leading artist is no kid, let's have another leading independent artist. Same goes with other categories like Director etc."
Meanwhile, a Hindu community in Bihar has lodged a court case against the makers of Sadak 2 for hurting their religious sentiments.