- By The Colourboard Desk
Bollywood actor Abhay Deol openly expressed his opinion and took his stand on entire nepotism debate that has raged on after Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. On Saturday Dev’d finally spoke about nepotism on his Instagram account while posting his picture with a his uncle Dharmendra's picture along. On his post Abhay mentioned Dharmedra as “Dad” and gave credit to uncle for his inspiration. Abhay wrote, “My uncle, whom I affectionately call dad, was an outsider who made it big in the film industry. I’m glad there is an active debate on the practices behind the scenes. Nepotism is just the tip of the iceberg. I’ve only ever made one film with my family, my 1st, and I’m grateful to be blessed and have that privileged. I’ve gone that extra mile in my career to make my own path, something that dad always encouraged. For me, he was the inspiration.”
For second generation Actor along with his other family members and cousins established in the Film Industry, it is seen as a big deal to acknowledge the Privilege and Instagrammers have appreciated it u
n the comments to his post.
According to him in India nepotism exist almost in every sector or industry. So for better change we should focus on entire culture instead of targeting any one particular industry, and that kind of culture evolution we need. He said “Nepotism is prevalent everywhere in our culture, be it in Politics, Business, or Films. I was well aware of it and it pushed me to take chances with new directors and producers throughout my career. That is how I was able to make movies that were considered “out of the box.” I’m glad some of those artists and films went on to have tremendous success,”
He further added, “We need a cultural evolution. After all, where do our filmmakers, politicians and businessmen come from? They are people just like everyone. They grow up within the same system as everybody else. They are a reflection of their culture. Talent everywhere deserves a chance to shine in his or her medium.”
While talking about nepotism He also strongly talked about the Cast System in India and stereotype mentality which exists in Indian family system. He added “While it plays a part in every country, nepotism has taken on another dimension here in India. I suspect caste plays a major role in it being more pronounced here than in other part of the world. After all, it is “jati” that dictates that a son carry on the work of his father, while the daughter is expected to marry and be a housewife "
He concluded, “As we have learnt over the past few weeks, there are several ways in which an artist is either uplifted to success, or beaten down to failure. I’m glad more actors are coming out today and speaking of their experiences. I’ve been vocal about mine for years now, but as a lone voice I could only do this much. It’s easy to smear one artist for speaking out, and I have been at the receiving end from time to time. But as a group, a collective, that becomes difficult. Maybe now is our watershed moment.”
This is not the very first time for Abhay to speak up on and issue. Just a month back he through similar instagram post showing his concern about the migrants suffering the effects of lockdow and looking at the facts that the poor migrants walking miles towards their homes with empty stomach and dieing with hunger and not with corona, he made an Instagram post where has slammed Indian celebrities who’ve voiced support for the Black Lives Matter movement, but allegedly ignored highlighting similar injustices in India.