Churni Ganguly, the actress portraying mother of Alia Bhatt in the upcoming film “Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani,” recently weighed in on the ongoing nepotism debate in the Hindi film industry. Ganguly firmly believes that the debate surrounding nepotism doesn’t hold true in Alia’s case, given her exceptional talent and skills as an actress.
During an exclusive interview with News 18, Ganguly enthusiastically praised Alia Bhatt acting abilities, asserting, “Alia is an incredibly talented performer. People often discuss nepotism, and there’s a lot of talk about it. I think nepotism only becomes relevant if the actor lacks talent and doesn’t measure up. But that’s certainly not the case with Alia.”
Over the years, Alia Bhatt, the daughter of acclaimed director Mahesh Bhatt and veteran actress Soni Razdan, has encountered her fair share of criticism and trolling. Detractors have often accused her of securing opportunities in Bollywood primarily due to her family background and close association with filmmaker Karan Johar. While Alia made her debut in Karan’s 2012 film “Student Of The Year,” it was her powerful and impactful performance in her second movie, “Highway,” directed by Imtiaz Ali, that catapulted her into the limelight as a promising talent.
As Bollywood continues to evolve, several star-kids are gearing up to make their highly anticipated debuts in the film industry. Zoya Akhtar’s project “The Archies” is set to showcase the acting skills of Suhana Khan (the daughter of iconic actor Shah Rukh Khan), Khushi Kapoor (the daughter of the late superstar Sridevi), and Agastya Nanda (the grandson of legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan). Moreover, Shanaya Kapoor, the daughter of noted Bollywood personalities Sanjay and Maheep Kapoor, is also slated to make her much-awaited acting debut in the Karan Johar-produced film “Bedhadak.” However, since its announcement, there has been limited progress on the project.
In an interesting twist, Shanaya Kapoor has been confirmed to join the cast of superstar Mohanlal’s pan-India film “Vrushabha,” adding another dimension to her budding acting career.
As the industry and its audiences continue to navigate the complexities of nepotism and talent, Alia Bhatt’s journey and accomplishments serve as a testament to her undeniable abilities as a skilled actress. While the debate on nepotism remains ongoing, the focus on recognizing and nurturing genuine talent has become an essential aspect of Bollywood’s evolving landscape.