Poonam Dhillon Talks About Nepotism Debate Before Her Daughter, Paloma Thakeria's Debut In 'DONO'

Poonam Dhillon's daughter, Paloma Thakeria is all set to make her debut alongside Sunny Deol's son, Rajveer. Before that, the veteran actress opened up about the nepotism debate.


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Poonam Dhillon Talks About Nepotism Debate Before Her Daughter, Paloma Thakeria's Debut In 'DONO'

Poonam Dhillon is one of the most beautiful actresses of her generation. The actress bagged the Eve’s Weekly Miss Young India in 1978. Soon after, she became famous with Yash Chopra's movie, Noorie. Apart from that, she also showcased her acting in several other movies such as Red Rose, Dard, Romance, Sohni Mahiwal, Teri Meherbaniyan, Samundar, and others. In her personal life, Poonam was married to producer, Ashok Thakeria in 1988. And the duo got blessed with two adorable kids, Anmol and Paloma. However, it was in 1997 when Poonam and Ashok parted ways. Since then, the veteran actress has raised her children as a single parent. 

Poonam Dhillon opens up about her daughter, Paloma's debut in the entertainment industry

And Poonam's joy knows no bounds as her daughter, Paloma is all set to make her debut in the entertainment world. For the unversed, Paloma Thakeria will make her debut with the film, Dono, produced by the Rajshri Productions. The movie, which will be directed by Sooraj Barjatya's son, will also star Sunny Deol's son, Rajveer Deol. Moreover, in a recent interview, Poonam talked about her daughter's debut. 

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In an interview with Rajshri Unplugged, Poonam opened up about the much-talked-about debate in the entertainment world, nepotism. The actress shared that she has never worked with the Rajshri Banner but has seen Sooraj ji's film, so there's no such question about her calling the director and saying that her daughter wants to be an actor. Sharing that such a thing never happened, Poonam stated:

"There's this thing in our industry that you have the reach, you're a star… I've so much regard for the Rajshri banner, I've never worked with them. I've seen Sooraj ji's films. Personally, I didn't know him much other than ‘hello, hi.’ There's no question of me calling Sooraj ji and telling him that my daughter wants to be an actor. That never happened."

Poonam Dhillon addresses the online trolling that circles around nepotism

In the same interview, Poonam Dhillon also shared how her daughter, Paloma, ended up getting a role in Dono. Sharing the details about the same, Poonam shared that just like every new newcomer, her daughter, too, had to give auditions multiple times. The veteran actress shared that even after eight months of auditions, Paloma was unsure about landing a role in a film. Speaking along the same lines, Poonam shared that it is actually sad seeing these kids working hard yet to get the brunt of online trolling evolving around nepotism. Elaborating more on the same, Poonam stated:

"They auditioned her multiple times. She went through the whole process like any newcomer. I think they auditioned a lot of newcomers. Six-eights months after the audition, she didn't know whether she was selected. It feels sad to see the trolling and comments about nepotism online. These kids work as hard and go through as much struggle. You cannot take that away from them."

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Sharing more details about the same, Poonam mentioned that her daughter got a film with her own merit and talent unless the producer would like to invest a hefty amount of money in a talentless kid. Mentioning that the argument about nepotism is not at all good, the veteran actress shared that her sister is a doctor and her nephew has also become a doctor with his own hard work. Speaking along the same lines, Poonam stated that kids obviously get inspired by their parents, and opportunities may come their way, but nothing can be achieved without hard work.

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What are your views on Poonam Dhillon's take on nepotism before her daughter made her debut? Let us know!

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