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Ranbir Kapoor feels Hindi film industry not giving new people ample opportunities, here is why

Swiftly avoiding the debate surrounding nepotism in Bollywood, Ranbir Kapoor shares that new people are not given an opportunity in the industry, and that it is being influenced by Western culture.

Ranbir Kapoor feels Hindi film industry not giving new people ample opportunities, here is why

Ranbir Kapoor (A still from the film Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar, now on Netflix)

Last Updated: 11.07 AM, May 08, 2023


Actor Ranbir Kapoor, who hails from the family of the late actor Prithviraj Kapoor, has clocked a little over 15 years in the Indian film industry. After making his debut in ace director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Saawariya in 2007, he rose to fame by being a part of film projects like Wake Up Sid, romantic comedy Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (both 2009), Rockstar (2011) and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013) to name a few.

However, the star’s journey in the world of showbiz has not been a smooth ride. Films namely Roy (2015) and Bombay Velvet (2015) did put a dent in his acting career. After having spent a significant number of years in the industry, this Kapoor clad has opened up about how he feels about his work in the industry and what key areas can be worked upon for the industry to grow and prosper.

In a virtual chat with his fan online, the Barfi! (2012) actor said that “the Hindi film industry has been “influenced by Western culture.”

“I think what’s lacking in the Hindi film industry is really knowing your audience. I think somewhere in the last 10, or 15, or 20 years, the Hindi film industry has been quite confused and influenced by Western culture, by Western films, by remakes,” said Kapoor. He adds that new people are not given many opportunities and that new minds in the business are essential for new stories.

In his conversation, the Kapoor star, however, refrained from using the N-word, popularly known as nepotism. He said, “There are very few actors and actresses, and they are not giving new people an opportunity, like new directors, new minds. I think it’s very important actually to give them (an opportunity) because that’s when the change happens. That’s when new minds come and new stories are being told so I hope that happens.”

Nowadays, Kapoor is climbing up the ladder of success as his latest film, Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar, is currently the second-highest earner of the year with Rs. 149.05 crores domestic net collection at the box office. He will next be seen in Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s Animal.

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