Bollywood fans are again furious at the bias given to star kids since Vogue India’s latest issue has a star who’s the latest addition to the nepotism squabble.
Suhana Khan is on their latest cover
Daughter of the most famed Bollywood star of this generation, Shah Rukh Khan, who’s also a brand ambassador for Dubai Tourism, the 18-year old star kid was chosen to be on the cover of Vogue India’s cover for the August issue. Not only does it mark the start of Suhana’s career in Bollywood, but continues the ongoing controversy about nepotism in the film industry.
Last year’s IIFA awards sparked the nepotism debate
Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, who made it into the film industry on her own, has been quite vocal about the nepotism issue. She bought in the issue during the ‘Coffee with Karan’ chat show’ calling the host, Karan Johar a “flagbearer of nepotism.” In response, during the International Indian Film Academy(IIFA) Awards, when Varun Dhawan won the ‘Best Performance In A Comic Role’ for ‘Dishoom’, along with him on stage were Saif Ali Khan and Karan Johar, who together said “Nepotism rocks!” Since then, actors from families of Bollywood stars have come under the radar and have been backlashed for the unequal opportunity they’re getting, compared to a talented pool of actors struggling to get a breakthrough.
‘Dhadak’ was criticized for bringing in nepotism as well
Late Bollywood actress Sridevi’s daughter, Janhvi Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor’s stepbrother Ishan Khatter starred in Karan Johar’s romantic film ‘Dhadak’ which turned out a blockbuster, earning INR 500 million. On the other side, the film was backlashed for being an example of nepotism, since the lead roles were taken up by star kids. Moreover, this year has got a lineup of star kids making their debut, including the likes of Saif Ali Khan’s daughter, Sara Ali Khan, Chunky Pandey’s daughter, Ananya Pandey and Sunil Shetty’s son, Ahan Shetty.
Check out this amusing parody of the next star kid on a magazine
Suhana Khan’s Vogue cover was also received with jokes and memes about star kids making it big at a very young age. Comedy group East India Comedy had an amusing response to the squabble, predicting Taimur Ali Khan, son of Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor as the next face on TIME Magazine’s cover in a parody cover. They posted. Take a look!