Naseeruddin Shah believes that its unfair to accuse only the film industry of nepotism. The actor, whose sons Imaad and Vivaan are also artistes, said that nepotism exists everywhere. And that, a major debate occurred only when someone from the film industry indulged in it.
“I don’t understand why only the film industry has been accused of this. People in other industries do it as well. You don’t see people creating a major debate when businessmen put their kids in charge of their business.
Shah also said that its very natural for a parent to want to help their child, when both are in the same industry.
“Isn’t that a very natural thing to do? Which parent wouldn’t want to help their own kid get a better way than they had in the industry? If one knows how things are in the industry, and your children want to be part of the same industry, it’s only natural that you would want them to not repeat the same mistakes,” he added.
The nepotism debate began when actor Kangana Ranaut accused Karan Johar of being the flag-bearer of nepotism in the industry. The issue soon divided the industry. Recently, actors Varun Dhawan, Saif Ali Khan and director Karan Johar were criticised for being part of an ill-advised ‘Nepotism Rocks’ skit at the IIFA in New York.