Sushant Singh Rajput's demise sparked a whole series of debate on nepotism within the entertainment industry. Lot of celebrities came forward to offer their insight in the matter of the same and pay their tribute to the Raabta actor. Celebrities like Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Sonakshi Sinha took to social media to express their grief. However the netizens bashed them for ganging up on the new and not giving them any opportunities. Saif Ali Khan in an interview recently acknowledged the presence of nepotism and called out people who, according to him are trying to gain some 'mileage' from Sushant’s tragedy.
Celebrities like Raveena Tandon, Ranvir Shorey, Vivek Oberoi, Abhinav Kashyap came forward and shared their own experiences of being victims and witnesses of nepotism. Saif too talked about this and said that what is needed right now is a respectful silence for the actor. There is no need to shower love on the late actor by people who “obviously didn’t care about him and people who famously don’t care about anybody else".
In another interview, he got to talking about the hot topic of nepotism and said that he admits it exists and how unfair it is for the new coming generation of actors. He said, "They’ve come up purely through talent, while some of us, frankly, have had doors opened for us by privilege of our birth and the parents we’ve had. So, given that undercurrent, when you’re on set and you do a scene and you are as prepared as anyone else and you deliver a line which is on par with if not better than everyone, then you feel better. And to earn the respect of those guys felt really important.”
He acknowledged how the entertainment industry works through contacts and BTS image of the Bollywood industry.