Manoj Bajpayee Calls Bollywood Nepotism “Pointless”, Said, “Main problem lies in film exhibitors”

Manoj Bajpayee says, "Nepotism is a pointless debate in the Indian film industry." Gives even more intuitive insights on the movie theatres.

Zafeer  - Writer

Manoj Bajpayee, who is renowned for his acting talent, is known for his tough parts, many of which have had a lasting effect on the viewers. In fact, The Family Man on Amazon Prime Video, which stars him as the title character, continues to be one of the most popular online series among Indian viewers.

Since a few years ago, the term “nepotism” has gained popularity in India and has been a contentious debate subject. Several celebrities have publicly opposed the notion, but some have spoken out in favor of it. Speaking on the subject, renowned actor Manoj Bajpayee gave his opinion on it this time. He claimed that movie theatres, which frequently practice discrimination, are the fundamental issue.

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“Nepotism is a really bad thing,” said Manoj Bajpayee

Nepotism is a big problem, Bajpayee said in his discussion with ANI, adding, “Nepotism je bhaut bekaar ki behes hai” (Nepotism is a pointless debate in the Indian film industry). Most of the time, it has to do with the relationships and connections one forge. You want to collaborate with someone more if you feel comfortable with them. If someone wants to cast his family in the movie in my place of me, then let it be. Agar woh meri jagah kisi tayaji ke ladke ko lene jaa rahe hai film me toh le. As it is their choice, people are free to act as they like.

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Explained the issue with movie theatres

The 53-year-old actor continued to elaborate on his viewpoint by saying, “The primary issue is with movie theatres. Often, exhibitors are prejudiced. If 25 of 100 screens were to be used, what would happen to the remaining 100? Usi ko dedoge toh mera kya? (When you give him 100 screens, give at least 25 to me.) Jo jitna powerful hota hai woh apna power ka wheel utna ghumata rehta hai. Will you offer him everything? One tries to establish themselves more the more strong they are.

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On the professional front, Manoj Bajpayee was preoccupied with marketing his most recent film, the family drama Gulmohar, which is currently available on Disney+ Hotstar. Together with him, it also includes Sharmila Tagore and Amol Palekar.

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