In the past few weeks, we have seen a volleyball of accusations regarding the existence of Nepotism in the film industry. Kangana Ranaut recently said that filmmaker Karan Johar was fit to play the character of a "stereotypical Bollywood biggie" in her biopic.
She described the character as being "very snooty", and a "flag bearer of nepotism and the movie mafia".
Johar responded on Saturday, saying that if she was so terrorised by the industry, she should "leave it".
The director, who was speaking at the LSE India Forum in London, added that he was "done with Kangana playing the woman and victim card".
Ranaut, who came to Bollywood from a small town in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh, has often said that some filmmakers were unwelcoming towards "outsiders" like her.
Recently, Aamir Khan was asked to give his take on this raging debate. Although the actor chose not to comment on the ongoing clash between Kangana and KJo, he gave his opinion on nepotism to a leading daily:
It is a natural human emotion to try and help people you love and care for. It doesn’t have to be someone from your family. In my work, I strive to not allow that feeling to interfere. I feel that it’s my responsibility as a creative person towards the audience and give them the most importance. I try to not bring in (those) emotions in my work.That makes a lot of sense!