Shekhar Kapur REACTS to R Balki’s statement about Ranbir, Alia as finest actors; Cites Kai Po Che’s example

After Avinash Tiwary, Shekhar Kapur and Apurva Asrani have also reacted to R Balki’s statement about finding better actors that Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt.
Shekhar Kapur REACTS to R Balki’s statement about Ranbir, Alia as finest actors; Cites Kai Po Che’s example
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Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise has, undoubtedly, brought the much talked about topic of nepotism once again in the limelight. However, this hot debate took a new turn lately after renowned filmmaker called it a foolish argument and imposed a question of finding a better actor than Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. His statement hasn’t gone down well with many people and everyone is brimming with an opinion about the same. In fact, Shekhar Kapur also shared his views on Balki’s statement and even cited Sushant Singh Rajput starrer Kai Po Che as an example.

In his recent tweet, the ace filmmaker emphasised that all the three actors in the movie had delivered remarkable performances. “Have huge respect for you, Balki. But i just saw Kai Po Che again last night. Three new young actors at that time. And stunning believable performances by each,” Shekhar wrote. This isn’t all. Apurva Asrani also reacted to Ki & Ka director’s statement and ended up listing several actors. He even urged Balki to stop fussing over 3-4 names. Apurva wrote, “Pankaj Tripathi, Gajraj Rao, Amit Sadh, Jaideep Ahlawat, Rasika Dugal, Swara Bhaskar, Shweta Tripathi, Sanjay Mishra, Neena Gupta, Divya Dutta, Manav Kaul, Nawazuddin, Jeetu. My god, I could go on & on about the wonderful talents we have. Stop fussing over the same 3-4 names now! Manoj Bajpayee, Rajkummar Rao, Vicky Kaushal, Ayushmann, Kangana Ranaut, Priyanka Chopra, Taapsee Pannu, Vidya Balan, Richa Chaddha. Many others too if we look beyond A list film families, and take a few chances. I love Ranbir & Alia, but please, they aren't the only good actors.”

Earlier, Avinash Tiwary had also given a befitting reply to R Balki and stated that he won’t get to know about better actors if they aren’t given an opportunity or if he didn’t step out to watch them.

Anonymous 8 months ago

Bollywood is a type of shit now without SUSHANT SINGH RAJPUT ♥

Anonymous 8 months ago

Miss Alia is overrated star because of his father’s marketing. I don’t even grade her on 10th position. I’m sure this director balki has been requested by bhatt to say so. Ranbir kapoor is good actor but dozens actors are above him . .

Anonymous 9 months ago

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Anonymous 9 months ago

Childish statement from A good.director and a stupid person. Because of such . Mentality of directors in the film industry sushant like great actors suffer.

Anonymous 9 months ago

Minti Choudhary is a 2 Rs sl*t.

Anonymous 9 months ago

Who the f*ck does Ranbir think he his

Anonymous 9 months ago

How many nepotites are there in Bollywood?

Anonymous 9 months ago

FOLKS! First of all can someone pls tell me WHO IS BALKI? Second, PLS BE AWARE OF THESE BOLLYWOOD MAFIA! COZ NOW THEY ARE BECOMING MORE N MORE NERVOUS AS SSR MURDER CASE BECOME WARMER. This is the reason why These BOLLYWOOD LOSERS MAKING AND PASSING ON STATEMENTS THAT THEY DONT EVEN MEAN! These Pathetic Bollywood fraternity trying so hard to DIVERT US COMMON PUBLIC FROM OUR SOLE GOAL! Which is to GET JUSTICE FOR SSR ! It has now come down to COMMON PUBLIC VS. BOLLYWOOD MAFIA! And EVERYONE KNOWS THAT WE COMMON PEOPLE HAVE MORE POWER TO CONQUER OVER THIS SPINELESS BOLLYWOOD LOSERS ANY DAY! SO, PLEASE FOCUS ON YOUR GOAL! BOYCOTT! BOYCOTT! AND BOYCOTT! JUSTICE IS NOT FAR AWAY IF WE ALL UNITE TOGETHER! AMEN!

Anonymous 9 months ago

May I also add this, is he the same director who casted Dhanush from South Cinema, who despite not so fluent in Hindi has acted along Great Amitabh Bachchan... Dhanush is a remarkable actor in Tamil Cinema and acted wonderful in Ranjhana.. I think Ranbir and Alia were there then...

Anonymous 9 months ago

Acting is so overrated. It's a mediocre skill at best. If you can lie convincingly you are a good actor. At least 10 to 15% of humanity can do that. Including toddlers. RBalki, are you kidding me

Anonymous 9 months ago

Those who are saying Karma, get ready, there are some great lessons in store for you. When someone less privileged will start to attack your privileges with sheer stupid logics. Pinkvilla better post.

Anonymous 9 months ago

Mahesh bhatt gave Kangana chance. But Kangana is not even thankful. Yet, these same people want chance from these hot shot directors but never want to be thankful. So, why should KJo feel guilty or have that pressure with outsiders? PV, u better post!

Anonymous 9 months ago

I just do not see Rajkumar or Nawazudin doing Rockstar movie and rocking it. Nor, do I feel that Richa Chadha or Kangana can ever do a cute, bubbly role like HSKD like Alia did. Cannot imagine Richa or Kangana in a role like Shanaya from SOTY and those who are asking to apply will fail equally miserably. PV, u better post! U are being too partial, don't know why!

Anonymous 9 months ago

Ranveer Singh could do rockstar. Every young actress could do simple roles like HSKD and Soty. In SOTY Alia was coping Kareena's Poo character, Pareeniti, Kriti, Disha even Kiara could du a bubbly role like HSKD. Tapsee, Radhika or Kangana could do Dear zandagi better than Alia, Yami with her innocent look could do Raazi, Radhika Apte would kill in Udta Punjab. Given a chance each of these actresses could do better job than Alia but they never get that chance. While Alia is getting every big project because of his nepopapa talented actresses like Yami, Richa, radhika etc have no choice but to act in small movies or do small roles.

Anonymous 9 months ago

Those roles are written keeping in my mind about these stars.. Do you want to see Nawazuddin singing like a rockstar with his Looks.. I agree that looks matters a lot but here the topic is about Acting...

Anonymous 9 months ago

Next in line... is Kareena & Arjun Rampal are great actors!! Cmon Mr. Balki... We are waiting!! Quite sure that Veere di Wedding n Mubaraq an are your favourite films. Seriously can't tell what I'm more dumbstruck at.. your comment or my perception of you as a director!

Anonymous 9 months ago

You are no Maniratnam. you are a zero before big south directors. we are not fools to watch your nepo star movies. your movie paa is the worst film. you are a worst director.

Anonymous 9 months ago

The change is happening! Sushant has not gone in vain! RIP. The 'pre- Sushant and post- Sushant era is an apt salute to the multi-faceted personality. It is tragic that he went in such a way.

Anonymous 9 months ago

But I can find 100 good directors than R balki.

Anonymous 9 months ago

No ranbir is the best actor, but plz dont take names of Alia and Deepika when Kangana and Priyanka exist!!!

Anonymous 9 months ago

Can Kangana do a role like Shanaya? Kangana is crass lady. And priyanka is overactor. Seriously, I am sure , it is a woman jealous of other woman's easy life and privileges. Pinkvilla, u have been ignoring my comments. Don't be so money minded. Post now!

Anonymous 9 months ago

Deepika Padukone ...please act in some good movie like piku and cocktail ....

Anonymous 9 months ago

Sushant Singh rajput who acted and looked more than Duoni himself in movie didn't get filmfare but overacting ki dukan ranbeer got award for Sanju.. and that's how R Balji has perception that drugbeer is better actor, besides he's paid

Anonymous 9 months ago

Here are your two better actors Balki - Abhishek Bachchan and sonam kapoor. And you have worked with both of them. Hahahahaha

Anonymous 9 months ago

Brahmastra Promotions... Nepotism and Favouritism even that's understandable... However, always letting others down (creating their own world on coffee with Karan) just by naming the actors from their camp... Laughing, joking at others, looking down upon other actors to convince their minds that they are best... Creating the fake world, publishing wrong information about other actors this is not acceptable... It's a responsibility of an audience to not go by their marketing strategies and watch films of people who deserve better place in this industry... Even Covid-19 pandemic wasn't enough to make changes to their inner self... As you are born with film families (due to ur good Karma) u have a lot more responsibility and accessibility to create a good content and give an equal opportunity (if not atleast don't put others down by any means).

Anonymous 9 months ago

This guy is a joke! Boycott him and his movies!

Anonymous 9 months ago

The kapoor legacy is totally done n dusted!Rishi Kapoor carried it on his shoulders for many years!its now dead n gone.the day the kapoor sisters ventured into Bollywood it started dying.If u r talking about good actors then Manoj Bajpai n the likes come into the category Vicky Kaushal is a brilliant actor!the ppl u r talking about r not gud actors...if they were then they would let their work do all the talking they r not that’s y all This Tamasha n dramebaazi n PR.wether R.Balki says it sum other Tom,Dick N Harry says it!its utter bakwaas....hypocrisy at its best.

Anonymous 9 months ago

Dude vicky is a nepo kid and has contacts.

Anonymous 9 months ago

promotions for brahmastra have begun..

Anonymous 9 months ago

This is the only logically correct remark. Others are emotional vents

Anonymous 9 months ago

I really held you in respect. Mr Balki are you saying there are no better actors then Alia and Ranbir. How did these words even come out of your mouth. It is an insult to all the talented artists out there. If Sushant was not sidelined by Johars and Chopras. - he would have been right on the top. If Alia and Ranbir were not star kids. - they would have been right where Sushant was.

Anonymous 9 months ago

Ranbir kapoor is a brilliant actor but cant say the same abt alia.

Anonymous 9 months ago

RunBeer KyaPoor is there because of the Kapoor tag. Poor talentless person. We know what a charsi and womanizer he is. Family genes. Now he is providing lubrication to Oil-ia who herself is a product of genes from parents who have questionable reputation. And joker Balki calls them talent? Maybe he was smoking pot when making the statement.

Anonymous 9 months ago

Balki paid well han ? Please don't have eyes only , have vision too .

Anonymous 9 months ago

seriously where were he and apurva when tigmanshu dhulia insulted waheed rehman saying that she is nothing in front of kangana? so if that is fair, then balki's statement is also fair. why selectively supporting to suit your current agenda. both have become hypocrites off late. shame on them. do not agree with balki, nor these selective supporters. & why is pinkvilla not posting my comment.

Anonymous 9 months ago

Is he buttering to be a part of these camps..thuuuuu

Anonymous 9 months ago

You can't find any good actor other than them, because good actors like Sushant are murdered

Anonymous 9 months ago

Mr.Balki, Come out of the well & see the world is full of talent, Much better than Rabbit & Alia. I hope you will be able to understand.

Anonymous 9 months ago

SSR's demise is a start of a new revolution in the film industry.. even if it's a premeditated homicide, bollywood will forever have a black mark on it for the way outsiders are treated. I don't understand how hard it is for people to be kind & considerate towards other human beings? Everything doesn't have to be about competition & being the best by pushing other's down.. the country, & the world seems to be choosing evil over good each day.

Anonymous 9 months ago

He is Amitabhs chamcha.Bacchans always support karona johar and ranbir. Howugly shewta bacchan got modelling and advertisement assignments.Answer balki

Anonymous 9 months ago

Correction; vicky kaushal is another insider who is selling himself as outsider like the lousy ranveer singh.

Anonymous 9 months ago

Absolutely correct, that! Both of these are highly endorsed by that gay KJo!

Anonymous 9 months ago

PC ? Lol she is just PR queen not actress .mediocre though

Anonymous 9 months ago

It's people like who make bollywood so average!!

Anonymous 9 months ago

Alia Talented !! How blind are you?

Anonymous 9 months ago

Thank you Balki for making that statement. Save the responses you will get. Thats our list of good actors. SSR was God sent...Am sure he will have a great next life. Reminds me of shlok from Shri BhagvadGeeta.... Yada yada hi dharmasya glanirbhavati bharata, Abhythanam adharmasya tadatmanam srijamyaham

Anonymous 9 months ago

The two nepos ended up with 2 amazing banner projects for their entry into bollywood. Who gets that apart from nepos? Who gets awards based on 10 mins of working in a film? Who gets umpteen chances when their films flop? RANBIR and ALIA.

Anonymous 9 months ago

Alia got very good projects like Raazi, Highway and udta Punjab. I remember on scene in Raazi where she cries and she acted horribly in that scene.That was the only scene where she had to show her skills and she failed . I do not like Ranbir much . The fact all of them are average talents and had they been from outside , they couldn’t have got so many chances.

Anonymous 9 months ago

Exactly I was thinking of the same scene in the ending where she cries horribly, very badly she portrayed it.

Anonymous 9 months ago

All Alia does is flares her nostrils and it's considered as acting

Anonymous 9 months ago

Balki i dare you make a film we will not even spit on it

Anonymous 9 months ago

I can give on the spot 10 names of more talented actors than Alia.

Anonymous 9 months ago

There is something called before Sushant and after Sushant era in bollywood. We had enough of Fuglia and kapoors before Sushant, now he is no more, we lost interest in total nepogangs. The public already woke up after the sad and tragic death /murder of our dearest Sushant. Dont be stuck in pre-Sushant era Mr.balki. We cannot tolerate these mediocre Nepo kids anymore.

Anonymous 9 months ago

Wow! What a way to describe Pre-Sushanth and Post -Sushanth era in bollywood- this needs to be coined and saved by Bollywood and the audience forever.

Anonymous 9 months ago

Fuglia and Drugbeer got enough chances Bombay Velvet, Kalank what not..it is the story and the Director's vision that makes or breaks a movie. Alia does not have the looks anyway..very mediocre looks. Drugbeer is busy with his flings, what else can we expect with Mahesh Butt Daughter and Rishi son.

Anonymous 9 months ago

Fuglia and Drugbir hahahaha best names ever hahahahaha cant stop laughing too good

Anonymous 9 months ago

Balki you have completely lost ur mind and the respect from us too....the audience!

Anonymous 9 months ago

Ranbir and Alia are mediocre actors at best. You can't call them the finest. Nope.

Anonymous 9 months ago

Poor Balki is trying desperately to make us understand. Sadly we audience can make up our own mind. And our mind says there are way more talented people in Bollywood than Ranbir and Alia

Anonymous 9 months ago

Balki is not helping Ranbir and Alia with this wtf statement. It's doing more damage actually

Anonymous 9 months ago

Clearly Balki hasn't seen films like Aligarh

Anonymous 9 months ago

Faker Kapur

Anonymous 9 months ago

List of people more talented than Ranbir and Alia : Entire cast of Gangs of Wasseypur Entire cast of Bulbul Entire cast of Pataal Lok Entire cast of She

Anonymous 9 months ago

Hehe

Anonymous 9 months ago

Great, uh look like me!

Anonymous 9 months ago

I can’t believe what I just read the reaction to this mindless director’s comment about no fine actor/actress exist outside film fraternity. The Balki’s comment was so stupid even people from his own world couldn’t resist responding. I have to say that I am glad they confronted this guy’s narrow mind which got stuck in small Bollywood world. OMG How limited his knowledge is?. Good thing with all this nepotism coming into spot light is one by one Bollywood people are showing their true nature. What a fool he is and I never expected that his eyes can see Alía and Ranbir only in whole India and that his brain capacity is this limited. Never never expected and so ashamed to read from the director of Padman. Hope he works on opening his eyes and brain to expand to recognize talent.

Anonymous 9 months ago

#RBalki is an ad filmmaker mi-squandering as Director since 10 years. #ShekharKapur is an auteur, introduced an actor like Cate Blanchett to world cinema. His response shows his deep understanding of cinema. His 2nd Tweet showed how Hollywood treats Stage Actors & how Bollywood.

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