EXCLUSIVE: Manoj Bajpayee on insider outsider phenomena in Bollywood: It is a very recent development

In an exclusive conversation with Pinkvilla, Manoj Bajpayee got candid about the insider and outsider phenomena in Bollywood and stated that it came into the scene lately.
EXCLUSIVE: Manoj Bajpayee on insider outsider phenomena in Bollywood: It is a very recent development EXCLUSIVE: Manoj Bajpayee on insider outsider phenomena in Bollywood: It is a very recent development
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Sushant Sing Rajput’s unfortunate demise has sent shockwaves across the country and his massive fan army is still in disbelief. While everyone is heartbroken with the MS Dhoni: The Untold Story actor’s death, this shocking incident has sparked a fresh debate on nepotism which is prevailing in Bollywood. Over the years, the phenomena of insider and outsider in Bollywood has been quite prevalent and has got everyone brimming with an opinion on it. Recently, Manoj Bajpayee also spoke about the same in his recent conversation with Pinkvilla and stated that it is a recent development in the industry.

Manoj stated that the division between who is an insider and who is outsider has begun around two decades ago. “That’s a very recent development. I was telling somebody in my interview that it’s not an age old phenomenon. Though Raj Kapoor was the son of Prithviraj Ji, though Rishi Ji was the son of Mr Raj Kapoor, it was never a talk. Each and every actor no matter how small or big they were, they were all considered a part of the industry,” the Gangs of Wasseypur actor was quoted saying.

He further emphasised that his whole idea has been to focus on his work. Manoj said, “The kind of films that I do, they don’t make it, the kind of directors that I work with they are either new or people who are completely from independent genre or they are struggling to make a name for themselves. So hardly I have worked with anyone who came from the thick of the fraternity that they talk about. My whole effort was to do my thing in my own way, away from them.”

Meanwhile, Manoj also asserted that it is important that newcomers - whether they come from filmy backgrounds or not - should be welcomed and encouraged. Besides, he also feels that people should start using their privileges to help the talent and make everyone from the industry feel like one fraternity.

Also Read: EXCLUSIVE: Amid nepotism debate, Manoj Bajpayee urges encouraging new stars, says we need to look inward first

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Anonymous 2 weeks ago

# BAN BRAHMASTRA !!! BAN KARAN JOHAR , ALIA BUTT , RANBIR KAPOOR !!! # BAN ALL NEPO GANG !!! LET'S FLOP BRAHMASTRA , LET'S STAND BY SUSHANT SINGH RAJPUT !!!

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

long live SSR -- we do not need SRK and Zalman Khan--need to support newcomers younger talent actors not egoist narcissists wanna be macho romantic and full of themselves Kings/badshahs i.e BAD -SHAHrk

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Friends lets do this - End Nepotism in 2020. Just boycott all these Bollywood mafia moron movies. Kick Alia out of RRR else lets not watch it. Same with Gunjan Saxena, Suryavanshi, Taqth, veere di wedding 2 and whatever other movies that has Nepo kids or is produced by KJO, YRF, Salman and other illiterates. RIP SSR. You will be missed handsome young man.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Correct, it's recent phenomenon meaning it got prominent in past decade or so. One can see flag bearer Mr. Karan Johar. It would be good time for Karan to reflect on his actions and change his ways. It's brutal to mock ,bully ,demean n run negative PR against outsiders to uplift star kids and worst make them feel lonely. Maybe now he is getting taste of his own medicine. Please Karan reflect on ur actions and change yourself for good. Learn from this for good sake.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Yawn

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

The film industry has always welcomed everyone- waheeda was an outsider, nimmi too; rajendra kumar, dev anand - all were outsiders. Nepotism does not work much simply because an actor's rise or fall depends on whether films run or not.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

That is exactly his point! It's a recent phenomenon that the likes of karan johar have introduced

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

PV team..i believe Manoj Bajpayee ji has done several good photo shoots..please pic a decent standard picture yaar.

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