Sushant Singh Rajput’s death reignited the nepotism debate in the Bollywood Industry. Many actors and filmmakers are opening up about the same. Some believe it does prevail whereas some simply decline it. Recently, in an interview to a news portal, actor-singer-poet Piyush Mishra shared his thoughts. Though he said that no Kapoors or Khans came in his way yet he admitted the existence of ‘dadagiri’. However, he clearly mentioned that he was never affected by nepotism.
Piyush Mishra Opines on Nepotism:
He was quoted as, “Personally, nepotism never harmed me- I entered the industry after my prime (youth) ended. I did what I wanted to, I did a lot of work. I was never affected by nepotism. No Kapoor or Khan family came in my way. For me, nepotism does not really exist, and even if it does, it has not harmed me yet. But yes, there goondaism in the industry. Dadagiri hai.”
He further mentioned how huge stars and writers want newcomers to first pay them respect and then start with work. However, he also claimed that it depends on the person, what he/she wants to choose. He mentioned he was never ready to bow down. Hence, he continued to work in his own way.
He also said that never received any kinds of backlash for his rebellious poetry. He went on to talk aboutand thanked him. “Thanks to Javed Akhtar, the organisation Indian Performing Rights Society (IPRS) now enables writers to get royalty for their songs. If you are registered with them, you will get royalty if the song is played anywhere.” He also added, “I don’t see any point in begging in front of the producers. The more we beg, the more we turn helpless. In the west, lyricists get Oscar automatically if the song is awarded. Unlike here where writers are treated very badly. I think lyricists need to stand their ground firmly,” he said.
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