- Ranbir Kapoor says he's here because of nepotism
- 'I became an actor because of my family,' he says
- 'And because I got the opportunity, he adds
That's great to hear, since the word 'nepotism' seems to raise Bollywood's hackles in the ugliest manner - as seen at the IIFA Awards last weekend, where Karan Johar, Saif Ali Khan and Varun Dhawan chanted 'nepotism rocks' in an unsubtle dig at actress Kangana Ranaut, who called Karan Johar the "flagbearer of nepotism." Bollywood promptly closed ranks. Sonam Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, star kids themselves, dismissed Kangana and her comment. Anushka Sharma and Swara Bhaskar, neither of whom have family in the film fraternity, denied nepotism exists.
But Ranbir Kapoor, son of actors Rishi and Neetu Kapoor, grandson of Raj and related to any number of other famous Kapoors, says he's here because of nepotism. 10 on 10 for that answer, and for also speaking about the pitfalls that come with belonging to a filmy dynasty: "I became an actor because of my family and because I got the opportunity, and the thing is you don't really get credit for your success because everyone just looks down upon your success."
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Ranbir Kapoor's new film Jagga Jasoos, co-starring former girlfriend Katrina Kaif, released last Friday to good reviews.