Jaideep Ahlawat Talks About Nepotism In Bollywood, Says Ranbir Kapoor Can't Take Away His Roles

'Paatal Lok' actor, Jaideep Ahlawat shared his thoughts on nepotism in the Hindi film industry. He mentioned that neither Ranbir Kapoor nor Varun Dhawan could ever take away his roles.


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Jaideep Ahlawat Talks About Nepotism In Bollywood, Says Ranbir Kapoor Can't Take Away His Roles

Nepotism is a never-ending debate in the Indian film industry. Several celebrities have shared their opinions on it time and again. While some have criticised the way the star kids bag opportunities one after the other, even if their successive projects have failed, others believe that, at the end of the day, talent matters. As the debate continues, the Paatal Lok actor, Jaideep Ahlawat is the latest one to comment on the topic.

Jaideep Ahlawat shares he doesn’t believe Ranbir Kapoor would ever take his roles

Recently, Jaideep sat for an interview with Miss Malini and spoke at length about his life, both personal and professional. During the conversation, the host said that in the past five years, nepotism has become a much-talked-about issue in the industry and further inquired if it ever affected his career. Jaideep mentioned that he never believed that Ranbir Kapoor or Varun Dhawan would ever take his place. In his words:

“I don’t believe that ki Ranbir Kapoor mera koi role le lega ya Varun Dhawan mera koi role le lenge. Nahi Ranbir Kapoor Wo Ranbir Kapoor hai, aur kisi ko gumaan ho ki wo sirf star kid hai isiliye acha actor hai is brahm me mat rehna. Wo bahar se bhi aata na tab bhi wo Ranbir Kapoor banta.”

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Jaideep Ahlawat thinks actors should create their own identity in the industry

Further in the conversation, Jaideep discussed that he did not step into the industry to become another Ranbir Kapoor. The actor added that he wanted to become the first Jaideep Ahlawat and create his unique identity. He also shared that even if an outsider actress wants to become the next Alia Bhatt, it is equally wrong. In Jaideep’s words:

“Kisi ka bhi naam le lo aap ki wo kisi ke bete hai jo already ek field mein 20 saal ya 25 saal jo mehnat ki hai aur main usse struggle kiye bina apna naam karun, main Ranbir Kapoor banne toh waise bhi nahi aaya tha. Koi bhi ladki Alia Bhatt banne aayegi toh galat baat hai. Apni image leke banayenge na, tum banogi kuch naya. Main dusra Ranbir Kapoor nahi hun, pehla Jaideep Ahlawat hun.”

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Jaideep Ahlawat wanted to join the Indian Army

During the same conversation, Jaideep also revealed that initially, he wanted to join the Indian Army. However, after several setbacks, he chose to switch his path to acting. He was inspired by theatre, and then he enrolled in a course at the revered film institution, FTII. The actor’s journey in the film industry began in 2010 with movies like Aakrosh, and Khatta Meetha. Moreover, the 2012 Anurag Kashyap’s film, Gangs of Wasseypur gave him a major breakthrough in his career.

Check out the interview here.

Jaideep Ahlawat’s professional front

According to a report by Pinkvilla, Jaideep earned only Rs. 40 lakh for his stint in the popular crime thriller, Paatal Lok’s season 1. However, his fees has gone up by 50 times. He now reportedly charges somewhere around Rs. 20 crore for his roles. At present, Jaideep was last seen in the series, The Broken News 2. He will be next seen in Maharaj.

What do you think of Jaideep Ahlawat’s thoughts on nepotism?

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