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This is what Maharaj actor Jaideep Ahlawat has to say about nepotism and star kids Ranbir Kapoor and Varun Dhawan

Jaideep Ahlawat is currently gearing up for his Netflix film 'Maharaj' with Junaid Khan. 

This is what Maharaj actor Jaideep Ahlawat has to say about nepotism and star kids Ranbir Kapoor and Varun Dhawan
Ranbir Kapoor-Jaideep Ahlawat-Varun Dhawan

Last Updated: 03.42 PM, Jun 03, 2024


With his versatility and talent, Jaideep Ahlawat has made a space for himself in the world of acting. He is known for his impeccable acting prowess in films and shows like Jaane Jaan, Paatal Lok, Three Of Us, Raazi, An Action Hero, and many more. The actor was recently seen in The Broken News Season 2. The actor recently spoke about nepotism in the Hindi film industry and how he does not believe in it. He has also revealed that no star kid has ever taken away any of his roles. 

Jaideep Ahlawat on Nepotism

In a conversation with Miss Malini, when Jaideep was asked his views on nepotism and if it has ever affected him, he said that he does not believe that any of the star kids including Ranbir Kapoor or Varun Dhawan will ever take any of his roles. He said, “Wo Ranbir Kapoor hai, aur kisi ko gumaan ho ki wo sirf star kid hai isiliye acha actor hai is brahm me mat rehna. (Don’t be under the delusion that just because you are a star kid you will be a good actor.)"

The actor, who will be next seen in Maharaj, further added, “Wo bahar se bhi aata na tab bhi wo Ranbir Kapoor banta. (Even if he would have been an outsider, he would have become Ranbir Kapoor.)"

Jaideep also explained that when he decided to enter the acting industry, he did not want to become the 'next Ranbir Kapoor' but himself. He said “Main dusra Ranbir Kapoor nahi hu, main pehla Jaideep Ahlawat hu (I am not second Ranbir Kapoor, I am first Jaideep Ahlawat)."

Jaideep Ahlawat Projects

Jaideep is currently gearing up for the release of his upcoming film titled 'Maharaj'. The film will also mark the acting debut of Aamir Khan and Reena Dutta's son Junaid Khan. The first look poster from the film was recently unveiled with much excitement. Sharing the poster and announcing the release date, the official Instagram handle of Netflix wrote: "The fight for the truth between a powerful man and a fearless journalist. Based on true events from the 1860s - Maharaj is releasing on 14 June, only on Netflix!"

Maharaj will be released on Netflix on June 14.

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