Actor Ranvir Shorey in his recent tweet wrote that one doesn’t need to be a Harvey Wienstein (Guilty of Sexual Harassment) to abuse theri power and violate people in the show business.
He said there is a need for introspection in Bollywood.In his tweet he wrote,’You don’t have to be a Harvey Weinstein. There are other ways of abusing power and violating people too. Time for the system to introspect. #bollywood.’
The debate on Nepotism has sparked even since the suicide of Sushant Singh Rajput. Actor Shorey had written a couple of tweets in the last month to prove how deep nepotism ruins in the veins of bollywood.
“This actually unfolded on a popular Bollywood awards show: A star kid is co-hosting the show. They announce the next category — Best Actor. The nominees are played out, and the star kid is one of the nominees. Surprise-surprise,” Ranvir began on Twitter.
“To present the award, the hosts invite two esteemed film personalities, who happen to be the star kid’s parents. What a sweet coincidence! The presenters open the envelope and announce the winner to be — drumroll please! — the star kid, of course! What a Kodak family moment!” he continued.
“The star kid walks from the host’s dias to accept the award and makes a short thank you speech and heads back to hosting the rest of the show like business as usual. This is how mainstream Bollywood is a family,” he added.
In another tweet he said that we need to be held accountable to those who hold power in the bollywood.
“Something has to be said about the power they wield with zero accountability. The power they derive from having inherited privilege in the business and the mainstream media sitting in their lap. The power to decide who will be a ‘star’ and who will be left out in the cold. But of course, the coterie that owns the only high stakes table in the casino will never be questioned, because everyone is too busy enjoying the game. Even if they know it’s fixed,” he added.