Radhika Apte opens up on nepotism

Bollywood has embroiled with word nepotism in the pat that ruffled many feathers out there. It all started with Kangana Ranaut after she accused Karan Johar of nepotism in his own chat show – Koffee With Karan. Recently when actress Radhika was asked about it, she didn’t hold any bars and spoke out saying, “I don’t like the word outsider. If I’m a director and my son wants to be an actor, why shouldn’t I launch him? The industry today is a blend of both worlds. On one hand, there’s Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Kangana Ranaut who were not born into a film family but have made it big and then there are the star kids.”

Apart from this, she also opened up on the pay disparity in Bollywood.  “If Salman Khan brings in Rs 200 crore and I bring in not even a crore, it’s obvious that he’ll be paid more since he is adding value to the box-office. I don’t dispute that but I have an issue with actors who don’t contribute to ticket sales. Hey, even the mother of a lead character is paid lesser than the father. That needs to change,” she said.