‘Star Kids Don’t Even Give An Audition’ Says Amyra Dastur On Nepotism
The nepotism controversy in Bollywood was one of the most controversial until it was overshadowed by the #MeToo movement. But now it is again becoming the hot topic of conversation as Amyra Dastur has brought it back. As the actress talked about the topic to IANS.
Speaking with IANS, she said, it is very difficult for an outsider to bag a big role in the debut film. As there is no big name in their support. She said:
“Getting that debut film is definitely harder than someone who has got a known last name. I mean some star kids don’t even audition. I think one gains more respect from the general public as well when you have no ties to the film background and manage to stand on your own two feet in this industry.”
She also added if an outsider is able to bag a big role then survival of the film becomes the toughest part.
“Then there’s the survival aspect which again is definitely harder for someone who is not a part of the industry. If your first film does badly, there’s no guarantee of the second film,” she said.
She further added, “There’s no one to shield you from the dark side of the industry either. But I feel that’s why outsiders are stronger mentally as well. You just have to be. Only you can take care of yourself and only you can push yourself to do better and work harder and make someone believe in your talent.”
“People are becoming more accepting. One doesn’t have to be a size zero any more or ridiculously fair or tall. Women in the industry are voicing their opinions more and change is definitely occurring.”
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