Sonam Kapoor, while commenting on nepotism, said, “If I don’t take advantage of [my father’s] hard work, which he has done for us, I think I’d be a little disrespectful to his work & to what he’s trying to do for us.” “He’s been in this industry for 40 years…he has worked hard only for his children,” she added.
Actor Sonam Kapoor is the latest guest to appear on Arbaaz Khan’s new web chat show, Pinch. During her appearance, Sonam was shown a few mean comments written for her on social media. One Twitter user had criticised her for not learning how to act despite working as an actor in Bollywood for a decade. Sonam decided to take it as an opportunity to explain what nepotism means to her.
“I just want to explain what nepotism really means. Everybody really think that it is a relative of a person, but it actually means to get a job through any connection. I think people have misunderstood it or people don’t understand it or use the word for their benefit to put other people down,” she said.
She went on to say that not taking advantage of her father, actor Anil Kapoor’s influence would be disrespectful towards him. “Another thing that I would like to that is that my father did not come from an illustrious family. He’s been in this industry for 40 years & he has worked hard only for his children. If I don’t take advantage of his hard work, which he has done for us, I think I’d be a little disrespectful to his work & to what he is trying to do for us. Because every man or woman, a mother or a father works for their children,” she added.
Anil talked about nepotism & the challenges his children will have to face in an interview to The Times of India in 2017. “There is a thought that if I have so much, why should I not give it to my kids? It’s a very Indian, emotional way to think. It’s in every business. You equally respect those who make it on their own. There is pain in both. The pain here is that we are unnecessarily running them down, what can we do if we are born in this family? There is pain there too. I have also thought that way – When I had started my career I used to think the same way about Sunny Deol & Sanjay Dutt, that they had it much easier because they had Dharmendra & Sunil Dutt,” he had said.
Sonam also talked about getting body shamed online how it hurts when people target her family. Watch the full video here: