In politics, there is always a discussion about familyism. At the same time, the discussion about nepotism continues in Bollywood. Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui had reached ABP News’ Ideas of India program, where the anchor asked him a question about nepotism, in response to which Nawazuddin Siddiqui gave such a statement about racism, which surprised people.
The anchor asked Nawazuddin Siddiqui that there is familyism in politics but there is talk about nepotism in Bollywood too. Is there Nepotism in Bollywood? In response, Nawazuddin Siddiqui said, “Nepotism is there in Bollywood. Along with that, there is racism in Bollywood as well. Tell me the name of a superstar actress who is black. I am an actor but name a black superstar actress. Can’t black people act well? Racism is not only in the film industry but also in the society.”
Giving an example, Nawazuddin Siddiqui further said, “My maternal grandmother’s daughter had 2 daughters, one black and one blonde. When a fair girl jokes, people praise her, but when a black daughter does the same thing, she tells her to shut up, a witch. So it is true that racism is there in society as well as in Bollywood. That’s why I am asking that tell any actress who is black?
After this the news anchor said that it is not about black and white, because Nawazuddin Siddiqui is also a successful superstar. After this Nawazuddin Siddiqui interrupted the anchor and said, “I am a little here (Bollywood) because of someone’s favor. I am because of my stubbornness and girls should also have stubbornness so that they reach here. But for how many years will a woman keep insisting, because the time of women in Bollywood is only for about 35 years. Let’s say I struggled for 15-20 years.
What does one have to do to get the top position in Bollywood? On this question, Nawazuddin Siddiqui said that, “He has to educate himself and develop skills for this. We should have enough understanding that we can recognize good and bad. This is not the case in today’s time, that’s why a below average actor comes and is marketed to make him good.