Sonam Bajwa alleges Nepotism against Karan Johar, stating she can't secure auditions by visiting his home
Sonam Bajwa, known for her beauty and acting skills, is currently promoting her upcoming film "Godday Godday Chaa," a Punjabi family-entertainer. In a recent interview, she made a comment that has been making headlines. When asked what she would steal from Bollywood actresses Sara Ali Khan and Ananya Panday, Sonam responded with a quirky answer: that Ananya and Sara have easy access to Director Karan Johar's house and can audition for him, but she does not have that privilege. This response hints at a problem that has been plaguing the Bollywood industry for a long time, nepotism.
Every newcomer in the industry wants to work with Dharma Production and Karan Johar. The director has given many actors, such as Alia Bhatt, Janhvi Kapoor, Sidharth Malhotra, and Varun Dhawan, their launching pad. However, accusations of nepotism against Karan Johar are nothing new. Actresses like Kangana Ranaut have called out Karan Johar as a Bollywood mafia and the father of nepotism. Sonam Bajwa, being an outsider in the industry, has also hinted at the same.
It is obvious that Ananya and Sara got a chance to work in Karan Johar's film in the early stages of their career, thanks to their connections in the industry. Sonam is also looking for similar opportunities, but as an outsider, she does not have that advantage. The lack of access to influential people in the industry is a problem that plagues many talented actors and actresses. It is a sad truth that in Bollywood, it's often not just about talent, but about who you know.
The issue of nepotism has been discussed and debated in Bollywood for years, with many calling for more transparency and equal opportunities for all. However, change has been slow to come, and many newcomers still struggle to make a name for themselves in the industry. With Sonam Bajwa's comment, the discussion around nepotism in Bollywood is sure to continue, and it's high time that the industry takes steps to create a level playing field for all aspiring actors and actresses.
- PTC PUNJABI