Tanishaa Mukerji opens up on star kids making it big: I'm number one poster child of nepotism failing

Tanishaa Mukerji called the nepotism debate a "rubbish argument" and stated that there is plenty of hard work involved even if you are a star kid.

Updated on Jul 14, 2021 05:57 PM IST  |  121.5K
Tanishaa Mukerji opens up on star kids making it big: I'm number one poster child of nepotism failing.
Tanishaa Mukerji opens up on star kids making it big: I'm number one poster child of nepotism failing.

Tanishaa Mukerji, who starred in several films in the early aughts, has opened up about the big debate on nepotism that has engulfed Bollywood in the last few years. The 'Neal n Nikki' actress called the nepotism debate a "rubbish argument" and stated that there is plenty of hard work involved even if you are a star kid. Speaking to ETimes, Tanishaa said that there are pros and cons to being a star kid. 

Elaborating on her viewpoint on nepotism, Tanishaa said, "Nepotism is a rubbish argument. It’s just a fancy word that people are using out of the context a lot of times. In today’s industry, if you are not working hard, you are not being seen. It is hard work. There are pros and cons to everything. A person, who is not a star kid and makes it big in the industry, they will talk about how difficult it was to get their first break. But they don’t have to deal with the pre-conceived notion that the whole world had about a star kid – yeh toh Dharmendra ka beta, isko toh Dharam paaji k tarah hona hai or yeh toh Tanuja ki beti hai, isko toh Tanuja ki tarah hona hai. No, they come with a blank slate. That’s a huge benefit in our industry. There are a lot of cons also. I am not denying it." 

She added that being a star kid does not guarantee success and gave an example of her own. Calling herself the "poster child" of nepotism failing, Tanishaa said, "I have got Rani (Mukerji) on one side, Ajay (Devgn) on one side, my mother is Tanuja, my sister is Kajol and I also have Ayan (cousin, director) in the family. I am number one poster child of nepotism failing. (laughs) All those people screaming nepotism, look at me and then talk. Some people will have a problem with what I have said, but some people will also say that she makes sense. It’s a give and take. It’s a beautiful time in the world to be out there and speaking your mind because people are having these conversations. And this is important." 

The former Bigg Boss contestant also said that apart from being stars kids, actors like Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor and Varun Dhawan are extremely talented. 

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Credits: Etimes

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Anonymous
Jul 15, 2021 12:02 PM
Haha what a crappy argument - if you were an "aam" person, would you even have got a movie in the first place with that face and no talent? Even getting the chance to act in an A list movie, that in itself is a successful case of nepotism. Now you proved you lack the brains and common sense to think too
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Anonymous
Jul 14, 2021 09:57 PM
Tanisha, you failed because you don't know acting..
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Anonymous
Jul 14, 2021 07:45 PM
Tanisha is talented but didn’t have good scripts like her sister to be successful. Her mum did lot of work in her days, I wouldn’t say she had a failed career. Well everyone can’t achieve everything in life. I like Tanisha’s honestly.
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Anonymous
Jul 14, 2021 04:15 PM
I remember watching her on BPL Oye. She was a great TV host and should have just sticked with it.
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Anonymous
Jul 14, 2021 03:31 PM
She is a honest for saying she is poster child for nepotism failing. But, what outsiders are saying is that, had she not been Tanujas daughter or Kajols sister, would she have gotten so many second, third, fourth chances, even when her films were failing back to back. Eventually offers started coming, but she got so many "second chances".
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Anonymous
Jul 14, 2021 02:32 PM
Bless her- must've been hard with so many successful family members
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Anonymous
Jul 14, 2021 02:26 PM
you are not number one dear...ur mom wasnt that famous, your sister yes
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Anonymous
Jul 14, 2021 01:41 PM
Brutal and honest. Unlike other failures in bollywood who never admit that they have failed. I really hope she finds success in some other platforms like OTT.
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Anonymous
Jul 14, 2021 01:12 PM
Can't imagine how difficult it must have been for her. The comparison and even the nasty comments from the audience.
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Anonymous
Jul 14, 2021 11:45 AM
She’s a good human being and successful in her area. She’s exploring a lot.
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