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Kareena Kapoor Khan’s take on the ‘Insider v/s Outsider’ debate just made things interesting

Sushant Singh Rajput’s death by suicide has kickstarted the insider v/s outsider debate once again. While nepotism is at the centre of this debate, there are things like privilege, struggle, among other things that are also being spoken about. And now, during an interview at We the Women Aisa Summit, Kareena Kapoor Khan addressed this issue.

While she addressing the debate, she also spoke about the hypocrisy of the debate. In fact, she did say how people against it are the same people also propagating it. Among other things, she spoke about how it is the audience who makes or breaks a film. While highlighting that, she also said how there are star kids who haven’t had a successful run because of the response their work received.

On the insider v/s outsider debate she said: The audience has made us, nobody else has made us. The same people pointing fingers, they are only making these nepotistic stars. Aap jaa re ho na film dekhne? Mat jao (You’re still watching these films. Don’t go). Nobody has forced you. So I don’t understand it. I find this whole discussion is completely weird.

In addition, she also spoke about her struggles in the industry. While she made it clear that her struggles aren’t as interesting, she cannot be apologetic about it. The actress said: It might sound weird but my struggle is there. There is a struggle but it probably is not as interesting as somebody who comes in a train with just Rs 10 in his pocket. Yeah, it’s not been that and I can’t be apologetic about it.

While she gave examples of actors like SRK, Ayushmann Khurrana among others who have made their name. While her take on the insider v/s outsider debate does have a point, the problem lies in the silence from those in power. None the less, there is very little that one can do about it.

However, if there is someone who did raise a voice, it is Kangana Ranaut. She said: Yes Kareena ji, audience has made you all rich and famous but they didn’t know after getting undeserving success you all will turn Bollywood in to Bullywood, please explain 1) Why your best friend asked Kangana to leave the industry? 2) Why Sushant was banned from big production houses? 3) Why they called Kangana a witch and Sushant a rapist ? 4) Why your ecosystem call Kangana and Sushant Bipolar? 5) Why your fellow nepo kid after promising marriage filed criminal cases on her?

This insider v/s outsider debate has been one that is prevalent since long. However, with every comment from a star kid, it takes a new turn. And with Kareena’s too, it has stirred yet another conversation.

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S.J
There is no such thing as enough of reading and writing, or so I believe. While everything else might cause saturation, words always come to the rescue. A writer for a major part of my life, I take things as they come, but not without a pen and paper.

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