The noted debate of the B-Town, the nepotism issue has surrounded the tinselvile in the recent past. But now, actor Arjun Kapoor had raised the issue once again.
The actor, who will be seen in Half-Girlfriend alongside Shraddha Kapoor, gave his verdict regarding the issue, says nepotism exists everywhere.
In an interview the actor said, “In every business, parents want their children to be a part of their profession and if the child is interested, then they educate him and make him capable of working in their profession. It happens in all the fields.”
Although the actor didn't deny the fact that nepotism has spreads its roots in the Bollywood as well.
“Of course, it is a bit easier for us, but at the end of the day, it is business. A director won’t take us at a point of time where we are not saleable. So you have to be worth it,” added the actor.
There have been times when the actors are to be blamed for the movie's loss, to which he replied, “There have been situations in the past where the film has been unsuccessful and producers have not recovered the cost of the chunks of money taken by the actor. But more often than not, actors have returned the money and did their next film for the producer to cover up. The industry’s primary interest is to make money. Any sensible actor will not put that kind of financial load on his film, at least not beyond a certain point.”
The actor shall next be seen in Half-Girlfriend where he plays the character of Madhav Jha struggling with the dominance of English language. When asked about the importance of English the actor says, “I think it’s very important because we are all so entrenched in Western culture today. In the digital age, Hindi as a language, has got lost somewhere, specially in cities. I feel it is important to know your mother tongue. I am not saying English is bad, but I think people are not giving importance to Hindi because every day its losing usage. Today English has become a necessity. I cannot blame anyone for that but it’s rather unfortunate.”
Directed by Mohit Suri, Half- Girlfriend is slated to hit the theatres by May 19.