Nepotism in Bollywood is a never-ending topic. Every other day, some Bollywood celebrities speaks up about star kids given first preference over outsiders. And now adding fuel to fire is producer Ekta Kapoor and Tiger Shroff’s mom Ayesha. The entire debate started with Ekta Kapoor posting the teaser for her upcoming flick ‘Laila Majnu‘ and wrote, “Promo in two hours max! Pls see a glimpse of this piece of cinema about raw timeless love untamed by the commerce of films helmed by the best @imtiazaliofficial and lived by two yet unknown talents who have no film legacy or star fathers or godfathers.” Her comment didn’t go down well with Mrs Shroff whose son Tiger Shroff was launched in Bollywood by Sajid Nadiadwala in Heropanti in 2014.
Ayesha, defending her son said, “It’s not a sin to have a star father my dear! Hard work and talent is the same no matter what caste. creed or lineage.” To this, Ekta replied to Ayesha saying that she has to admit the fact that things get tough for a producer when it comes to turning around a film with newcomers with no lineage. She also clarified her stance that she didn’t mean disrespect towards any star kid least of all Tiger as she thinks he is doing a fantastic job in films.
Although Ayesha didn’t respond, giving the topic temporary full stop. But it is interesting to see how other celebrities would take Ekta Kapoor’s remark as she herself is a star kid with lineage.