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Throwback: Kareena Kapoor once called nepotism ‘overrated’: If there’s Alia Bhatt, there’s also Kangana Ranaut

Kareena Kapoor Khan has been one of the stars in Bollywood who has expressed her opinions openly. Back in the day when nepotism was an important topic, Kareena had spoken about it in an interview and mentioned that it exists in every business. She even had called Kangana Ranaut a great actress in the same.
Throwback: Kareena Kapoor once called nepotism ‘overrated’: If there’s Alia Bhatt, there’s also Kangana RanautThrowback: Kareena Kapoor once called nepotism ‘overrated’: If there’s Alia Bhatt, there’s also Kangana Ranaut
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Nepotism has been one of the most talked about topics in Bollywood and many times, stars and celebs have expressed their take on it. The term came in the spotlight when Kangana Ranaut called out Karan Johar on his show for the same Koffee With Karan. Since then, several celebs have shared their opinion on the same. Now, we stumbled upon a throwback interview of Kareena Kapoor Khan back in 2017 where she had shared her thoughts about nepotism and its existence in Bollywood. 

Back in 2017, in an interview with Filmfare magazine, Kareena had mentioned back then that lots of things about it were out of context at that time. In the throwback interview, Kareena questioned that doesn’t nepotism exist in every field? She mentioned back then that in the business field, a son takes over his father’s business and similarly, in politics, many politician's kids take their parents' place. She mentioned in the old interview that a lot of star kids have not been able to make it as big as their parents in the industry. Acknowledging that Bollywood is a ruthless place, Kareena had said it is about the survival of the fittest and most talented. She said, “Basically, the industry is a ruthless place. It’s about talent and survival of the fittest. Otherwise, a lot of star kids would’ve been No. 1 stars in our country.” 

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Furthermore, when she spoke in the context of certain people, Kareena had said back then that for every actor who is a star kid, there is someone who is not from Bollywood. She took names in the interview and mentioned that for every Ranbir Kapoor, there is Ranveer Singh, who is not from the industry. Talking about nepotism further, Kareena had said, “So honestly, nepotism is overrated. More than in business, more than in politics, in the industry, it’s your hard work and talent that will take you far. That’s exactly the reason why Kangana Ranaut is considered such a great actress. And she’s not from the industry. If there’s Alia Bhatt, there’s also Kangana. It’s not only about star kids.” 

Meanwhile, recently, of late there has been a lot of debate again over nepotism again in Bollywood as actor Sushant Singh Rajput passed away. Many netizens have been calling out stars and have been unfollowing celebs who are star kids. Many fans of Sushant have been demanding justice for the late actor. The Police are investigating the matter and have summoned several people who were in touch with the Kedarnath actor. However, the debate of nepotism has been sparked off again post Sushant’s demise and netizens continue to call out celebs on social media for the same. 

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Anonymous 1 month ago

I have never but never liked Kareena one bit.She has an attitude which is so unjustified for she has shown her acting skills in hardly a movie or two after having starred in umpteen films.If only nepotism allowed outsiders to coexist too and treated it like healthy competition instead of acting like mafia dons and playing with peoples' lives.Perhaps that's why these actors are such unhappy people.How can you be happy when you make others so miserable?As for Kareena the less said the better.She did not think twice before dumping Shaheed Kapoor because indirectly Karan Johar encouraged her and Saif.

Anonymous 1 month ago

She is foolish

Anonymous 1 month ago

True she also fought with Hrithik and his father. Kareena is so egoist and rude.

Anonymous 1 month ago

She is always jelous and fight with outsiders she fight with amisha bipash deepika priyanka and aishvariya she is so jelous with pc dp and aish because slb throughout her from his flims and gave to dp pc and aish and she reject flims with new outsiders like she reject flim with ranveer just because he is a new outsider and sign a flim with arjun but now she is doing a flim with ranveer because now he is a superstar pv post this

Anonymous 1 month ago

Its her conceit. To be clear, Shashi, Shammi & Kareena are the best kapoors impact wise. But bollywood PR always obsessed about Raj kapoor and Ranbir for no reason. Kareena sounds isecure because Sushant was more talented than both ranveer and ranbir.

Anonymous 1 month ago

She is comparing Bollywood with business and politics. Who will tell her Bollywood needs talent not Salman Khan

Anonymous 1 month ago

Bollywood is business.. Show business.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Mean, classless, arrogant and soon to be an Aunty. Thank goodness for nepotism, otherwise, with her age and arrogance, she would have already faded into oblivion. Billions of people in India yet you see the same faces every time. That nepotism for you!

Anonymous 1 month ago

Yes, but that Alia Bhatt at 19 was handed everything to her- films, PR, promotions without so much as a negative blitz on her radar apart from the nepotism debate. A Kangana had to claw her way up, get involved with married men, put up with bullying, slander and hate hurled against her to get where she is - all while winning two national awards. I don't agree with everything Kangana says and does- but I definitely respect the guts she has to call a spade a spade even when it would have an easy route for her to pander to the bigwigs whims to get roles. In Bollywood, you have to fight these bullies, by being one yourself. Something the nepotism gang wouldn't have to worry about

Anonymous 1 month ago

Alia made debut at the age of 19. Kangana also made debut at the age of 19. Post it pinkvilla.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Of course it's easy for her to say. She wasn't the one tortured by it. Nepotism can exist not when it is used to crush someone else or hinder other people's growth it isn't okay.

Anonymous 1 month ago

NO Kareena You are overrated! A brat, a mean girl, and a gossipmonger and who's career were handed to her.

Anonymous 1 month ago

tranny aunty f**k off

Anonymous 1 month ago

That's your opinion Kareena sweety!! That's not OUR OPINION, and we DO NOT care what you think, we DO NOT RESONATE with you! We, the audience shall decide, NOT YOU. Nepotism is definitely not overrated, and SSR's demise is just proof enough. #RIPSush

Anonymous 1 month ago

All of our comments and all these hate won't touch them. Why are we wasting our time on them. Their hearts won't change. Instead, we can do something that will make them realise where they went wrong. Stop paying for their movies. They've taken audience for granted.

Anonymous 1 month ago

if there is a dumb nepo bully like kareena, then there is an intelligent and nice actress like priyanka, and vidya.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Ugly brainless tranny pls die soon

Anonymous 2 months ago

Kareena Kapoor actually is escaping all this..she has a WhatsApp group which is called GUTS where she talks nasty about people.Kjo is also there..please boycott her movies as well..Feel.sorry for Taimurs upbringing..she is a nasty person!! This WhatsApp groups are no less than the blind items!

Anonymous 2 months ago

NOW NO MORE KAPOORS IN BOLLYWOOD FOR SURE !!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Kapoor did not start bollywood , you dumb! It was actors like dilip, manoj, madubala, meena kumari, dharmendra, all these. It is Kareena's marketing skills to fool people.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Kapoors OWN it. Kapoors STARTED it.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Pinkvilla post this!!! We are boycotting all the glories “stars” We want really actors who can actually act and are not there due to their parents connection to the industry. Bollywood is a filthy place governed by gunda like Salman khan and Karan Johar. Alia Bhatt is his Chami. Indian audience you and I make these people it’s our fault we promote them by watching their god awful movies. Look what happened in Hollywood they brought Harvey Weinstein Down a guy with man pulls. India we have more ppl than US. Bring these bastards down!!!! Please don’t run and watch their movies and forget this fire field by SSR death!!!! Ban these ppl bring them down and let real true talent shine..

Anonymous 2 months ago

She is the same woman who fought with all her counterparts when she was young. She always looked down upon Priyanka and Katrina because they were from non filmi background. She made fun of Aishwarya too and she used to live in her own bubble that she was the queen of bollywood when she was always behind Aishwarya and Katrina in popularity and desirability charts. She never acknowledged Vidya balan.

Anonymous 2 months ago

This world is not for pure and good hearted people like Sushant singh rajput I wish we could see more of his work Missing u a lot SSR Hope pinkvilla will focus on outsiders too not just star kids Hardwork should be appreciated always Never knew Bollywood is so dark Love u Sushant.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Ager tum sab mein gairat hai To kareena alia or sonam ke movies na deko

Anonymous 2 months ago

Pathetic vile woman.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Kareena She is extremely fake person people now know what is the right Trying to fool ppl ...stupid Kareena.

Anonymous 2 months ago

RIP Kareena Aunty .

Anonymous 2 months ago

i second you Kareena Madam rightly said. It's however the way one perceives things in life. Nepotism exists in every field. Its how one carries themselves and overcomes is what matters. very rightly said Kareena Madam.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Nepotism & talent can Co exist... What?? Ain't many star kids talented? Ain't some outsiders talent less who are here through some planning & plotting? Post pv.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Fact of life. Nepotism exists in all fields. But it should not kill newcomers and talent. Only talent to stay.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Nepotism should not kill talent and outsiders. Nepotism with talent can co exist

Anonymous 2 months ago

Nepotism exists. Its easy for her to say. But when you stamp and crush another's dream and get your way then its just atrocity. Only because its harmful here in bollywood it is being condemned.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Bollywood ki goddamn AUKAAT nahi hai to have a Sushant Singh Rajput among them. NO AUKAAT. Bloody Low IQ Bimbos and Dudes. Pinkvilla post this if you have guts. And stop deleting my comments.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Kareena queen of nepotisim, life mei aur kuch karne ko tha nahi toh baap dade ke bal par film mei aa gayi, isi liye chidh lag raha hai. Honesty tum kiya jano, joh khudh ke pahele pyaar ko dhokha de sakti hai, woh insaan kuch bhi kar sakti hai. kudh ki favorite ban kar raha jaogi. Mummy karan ki chamchi beti.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Ek aurat ke baare mein aisi ghatiya baatein.??? Cheeeee. Go to hell. Post it pinkvilla

Anonymous 2 months ago

Nepotism is only the tip of the the iceberg. Bullying of outsiders, snatching roles, planting fake blinds, BUYING awards, ganging up to ruin someone's image, boycotting self made actors is what follows after nepotism. I am disgusted at myself that I unknowingly became part of this. I feel disgusted for watching koffee with kran, watching nepokidsmovies, watching mafias (salman/karan/yrf) movies. I am just so angry at myself. It is because of PEOPLE LIKE ME, these undeserving nepokids earn money and fame. I FEEL angry at myself for giving them what they wanted. But I have pleadged that I WILL NOT WATCH ANY OF NEPOKIDS OR MAFIAS MOVIE. I WILL BOYCOTT THEIR MOVIES. I can only request others to do the same. Please dont follow them on social media and please boycott their movies. Lets do this to make sure there wont be any other sushant.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I promised my self the same. My money and time is more important to waste on these foolish brainless drama queen people.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Wrong conclusion.Survival of the fittest doesn't mean survival of the best.When son's inherit businesses from father,it doesn't mean the son is the best choice.Businesses work differently than normal jobs.Politics is a combination of public service and skill.You can see how that skill doesn't always transfer to the progeny.Rahul Gandhi for example.Acting is also one kind of skill.That's why they should be treated as any other skilled jobs. Kareena is so used to corruption that the only two field she chose as example are also the only fields where highest amount of self-policing and integrity is necessary to create a just working environment.Those are also the only two sphere where corruption is rife throughout the world.Because these spheres work on large scales the impact on general public is much bigger than from another profession,say for example an accountant.It's not surprising that Kareena ,a product of nepotism,without which she would also be struggling in the streets of Mumbai,gets attracted to the business and politics world,without realizing she is just another skilled worker in the labour force who was lucky enough to be born in Kapoor Clan.

Anonymous 2 months ago

NEPOTISM IS NOT UNDERRATED. The fact that there is alia bhatt, ananya pandey, jahnvi kappor, arjun kappor, sonam kapoor, harshvardhan kapoor, ranbir kapoor, jacky bhagnani, varun dhawan, ishaan khatter, tushhar kapoor, abhisek bachhan, etc. is the very proof that nepotism exists in bollywood. These are just few names. I AGREE THAT NO ALL MAKE IT BIG. BUT THE FACT THEY ALL GOT BIG OPPURTUNITY AND WILL ALWAYS GET OPPURTUNITY IS WHAT NEPOTISM IS ALL ABOUT.. ...BUT THIS ALONE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN THE PROBLEM. In bollywood nepotism goes beyond casting your family in films. All the awards are bought by these nepokids. These see outsiders as untouchables and as threat if there are good actors like sushant. Then the whole nepogang gangs up to bring that person down by planting fake blinds, fake stories.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I have such little respect for every star kid that has defended nepotism. They sound a lot to me like any other privileged person that has denied an injustice because it has not impacted them - whether that be those that supported slavery when it was legal or those in USA/Canada who continue to defend police brutality despite the impact its had on the black community. I understand that you Kareena like nepotism because of the opportunities it has given you and because the struggle does not impact you. But do you have the values to see how it is harmful and unjust and stand behind those values to bring change? I am asking this question to bollywood right now. I know that Kareena doesn't. Karan doesn't. Sonam doesn't. Harsh doesn't. Sonakshi doesn't. Alia doesn't. Sara doesn't. Ananya doesn't. I, as a consumer, am not going to support people that do not have principles. I encourage others to not as well. #boycottnepokids

Anonymous 2 months ago

Very well written.

Anonymous 2 months ago

kJo dump yourself along with Alia, Aditiya,Dalman, Rhea,Mukesh,Mahesh Sara ,Kareena and other nepo kids in gutter.Karma will surely hit all of you very hard. its a murder not suicide and ssr innocent blood will not go waste.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Spot on.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Kareena when you did a song calling yourself a tandoori murgi and to swallow with alcohol you lost it for me.

Anonymous 2 months ago

She didn't said it. It was the singer and importantly it was the lyricist. Post it pinkvilla.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Spot on.

Anonymous 2 months ago

This woman never change. what saif saw in her. Always full of herself, arrogant, mean, self-centered. Real NEPO product. PV please post.

Anonymous 2 months ago

There was no Saif before....Amrita.

Anonymous 2 months ago

He saw his ownself in her. Apna aap dikha us main. Cute na?

Anonymous 2 months ago

That's true. we were all warring kingdoms.

Anonymous 2 months ago

That's true. I agree with you.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Saif bhi Kuch kaam nahi hai. Isn’t he who said there was no India before British?

Anonymous 2 months ago

No No No we boycott Bollywood Mafia and snakes like Bhatt/Kapoors/Karan Johar/ YRF/ Salman Khan we will not watch your movies even if you give free ride and free tickets. It is time to reform Bollywood and clean out lot of filth. Boycott Bollywood snakes and Nepo kids. You cannot fool all the people all the time. We hope all your movies fails big times. Kareena Kapoor is the biggest Nautanki Baffon in Bollywood with no class.

Anonymous 2 months ago

True True.

Anonymous 2 months ago

With???class???

Anonymous 2 months ago

Boycott the world na then.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Kareena you are a cheap and shameless woman. You are a Nautanki Baffon Auntyji.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Kareena Kapoor is the most hated person in Bollywood. Please watch Lux Golden ROSE Award Show 2017 Sushant performance. Proof is in the pudding how hateful Kareena is in that Video. What she did to Sushant. Why you think Kareena you are so special. Your attitude stinks you will not have that attitude with Arjun Kapoor or any other Nepo Kids. Shame on you.

Anonymous 2 months ago

He had been sitting there for a bit before the spotlight turned on him.. they may have already exchanged hellos.

Anonymous 2 months ago

First she is uncomfortable he is sitting there than she ignores him and does not support him minute she see the light and cameras she start smiling look at Madhuri how sincere is she. Common understand body language.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I saw it after reading your comment. I didn’t see any weird expression on her face.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I agree. If nepotism existed , abhishek, esha deol, tushar kapoor and Twinkie khanna would be superstars right now (just to name a few) . The ones who make it can act well. Yes people don’t take advantage of them and they get an easy break coming in or the industry but after that no Godfather can help.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Had there been some shortcut for success you nepokids would have looted that too.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I agree. Let's not forget that Tushar, Abhishek, esha, are still being launched in movies after being big flops. That's hardcore nepotism right there. The industry wouldnt bet a single penny on a nonstar kid actor/actress if they had flops in the past

Anonymous 2 months ago

But they didn't succeed.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Nepotism means the unfair practise of giving jobs and opportunities to undeserving people. It exists thats why untalented people like tushar twinkle and so on mentioned in ur comment got films in this industry. Their not becoming stars proves nothing.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Kareena has no class. All the time Rajiv Masand and Anupama Chopra are interviewing her oh you did movie and went to work when Taimur was only 6 month old. May be Kareena should get an award for that. How about loads of mothers who returned to work when their babies are only 6 weeks old? Kareena You are giving interviews without substance oh my god more than dozen Interviews Kareena did for Verre de Wedding movie. Kareena is so fake, uneducated do not know dancing all she does brags how good she is. She is mentioning Ranveer singh name now but she could care less for Ranveer in the beginning it is all on video tapes. Kareena is member of Bollywood Mafia Goon Gang also they have list who to ignore or black list. Kareena you are very shallow do not worry you have lot of fans how you will loose your income too.

Anonymous 2 months ago

when???

Anonymous 2 months ago

Katrina supported Sushant.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Katrina Kaif is classless and a cheap lady

Anonymous 2 months ago

True Kareena love you more

Anonymous 2 months ago

And.. Did u have any class to calling out her??

Anonymous 2 months ago

No Not her she has no class.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Look at the comments lol, Kareena' PR team is working hard

Anonymous 2 months ago

Kareena is a cheap gossip queen aunty ji.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Hahaha. So true. One seems to be right above here, replying to this comment

Anonymous 2 months ago

It's called FANS dear. Ohh how wud u know. You don't have fans na.

Anonymous 2 months ago

She's a horrible person, whenever I see her I feel like punching her face

Anonymous 2 months ago

And I want to spit on your face

Anonymous 2 months ago

Punch for me to LOL.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Uuuh...somebody got issues....please go see a psychiatrist.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I want to spit on Katrina face.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Shut up aunty, you’re not fooling anyone. We know how the industry works now

Anonymous 2 months ago

How these uneducated uncultured so cald celebrities comments like this? Learning some English with bombardstic words does not proves ur manners

Anonymous 2 months ago

She is one of the gang member. I am sitting on my couch in NY reading how NEPo kids PR jumping in to save the image. Me, my families and my friends are not watching you. PERIOD.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Kareena is a bimbo gossip aunti ji and behanji.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Don't force anyone if it's by choice that you don't wanna watch anyone's film then it's ok

Anonymous 2 months ago

Kareena's PR seems to be doing their work here, lmaf

Anonymous 2 months ago

How dare re you say don’t date your first here....your casual bitchy remarks... continue...just cause you obliterated hrithick sexually that he couldn’t even stand! Yes we all know. Keep your morals to yourself....maybe Sara could have saved him! But you pull never have allowed that as he’s not a nawab. Go back to where tho came front what is that Punjab England or Sindh ..choose your pick.

Anonymous 2 months ago

There is only one Kangana and then we have Anushka . Deepika and Priyanka came from the modeling world, which is also an easier connection. On the other side we have Alia, Sonakshi, Janhvi, Sara and so on who with their first film reach the big league with only their name!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Don't forget Sonam , Ananya, Shradda (to an extent) and Kareena herself. And Athiya Shetty I don't know what to think about. On the other side Bhumi, Vidya and Taapsee.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Forgive her she doesn’t know what nepotism means. She only knows how to make an X rated MMS clip.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Kareena is the bestest

Anonymous 2 months ago

Bestest in aunty ji gossip and blacklisting people.

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