Actress-Producer Anushka Sharma, who is busy promoting her second production venture ‘Phillauri’, said that she never faced nepotism in her decade-long career in Bollywood despite being an outsider.
Recently, Kangana Ranaut had called filmmaker Karan Johar the “flag bearer of nepotism” on his talk show, leading to a war of words between the director and the actress.
Anushka, who made her acting debut in 2008 with Aditya Chopra’s ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’, said she got a chance to make it big in the industry without a godfather.
The actress said Yash Raj Films could have easily taken an industry kid on board but they have given a chance to many outsiders.
“They did have an option to take any industry kid at that time but Aditya Chopra put faith in me. I can talk about my experience and I’ve never faced nepotism in any way. Whether this happens or not, everybody has their own experiences. May be it happens but I can never say this about Aditya.
Asked if she was also a victim of nepotism in Bollywood while talking to media on Wednesday evening with the star cast of her forthcoming film “Phillauri”, Anushka said: “First of all, every actor has her own journey in Bollywood. Moreover, if you are good at your work, people will show interest to collaborate with you, irrespective of your background.”
“I have huge respect for Aditya Chopra who launched me. Ranveer Singh, Parineeti Chopra and all of us were not from the film industry! So being an outsider, I never faced nepotism,” the “NH10” actress added.
The 28-year-old actress is all set to release her second film as producer “Phillauri” on March 24 under her home production Clean Slate Films. Besides her the film also stars Diljit Dosanjh, Suraj Sharma and Mehreen Pirzada.