Kareena was of the opinion that it's difficult for children of stars to live up to the name of their legacy.
Kareena was of the opinion that it's difficult for children of stars to live up to the name of their legacy.

Looks like Bollywood is still not over the nepotism debate.

At the India Today Conclave, during a conversation with Indian journalist Rajdeep Sardesai on 'The Kapoor Clan: Films, Family and Feminism' with her sister and actor Karisma Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan negated the existence of nepotism in Bollywood.

(As you know, this debate took place last year when Kangana Ranaut took a hit at Karan Johar for being "the flagbearer of nepotism" - and since then the word has been thrown about and each Bollywood celeb questioned about it.)

"There are many superstars from yesteryears and not all of their children are superstars. If nepotism exists everyone would have been superstars," added the Veer Di Wedding star, citing Ranveer Singh's claim to stardom.

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"But the fact that today Ranveer Singh, (who) does not have mother or father who is a superstar, out of sheer talent and hard work he is where he is today. I don’t think nepotism exists."

Kareena was of the opinion that it's difficult for children of stars to live up to the name of their legacy.

"It is about talent, we maybe children or grandchildren of somebody but once you are on the silver screen you are that part. When you have generations of actors and a huge legacy behind you, it is actually difficult for a star child to live up to it and succeed in this industry," she said.

Karisma Kapoor added, "Everyone can have their own opinion and we should respect all."

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