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I have no motive to fight against nepotism: Himansh Kohli

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I have no motive to fight against nepotism: Himansh Kohli

The nepotism debate doesn’t seem to stop now. While many take it as a conspiracy against the outsiders, there are some who believe that it’s a very normal human behaviour. “Yaariyan” fame actor Himansh Kohli says he has no motive of fighting against it, however, adds that everyone should get an equal opportunity too.

He admits that good skills always outshines a good referral and said, “I have no motive to fight against nepotism, it exists everywhere in the world, in every field. But, I would urge all employers to give an honest chance to new talent and people you’ve not worked with before. This would ensure others get an equal chance too. While sources and connections do play an important role, like in every profession, but, your skills are more important than anything else.”

“Good work beats good referral any day. It can be disheartening to think about a project, its character for months, and then lose it. But, highs and lows come in everyone’s life. Some of my projects worked, some didn’t. It doesn’t mean my journey has ended,” he added.

Himansh admits that nepotism exists, but it’s not just in Bollywood. He said, “Yes, it does exist, we can’t deny the fact. But, I don’t understand why make such a fuss about it? A lawyer wants their kids to become a lawyer, a doctor wants them to become a doctor and a businessman wants his kids to continue with his business. Movie stars who have worked for decades building a name want it too. Don’t we all want our children not to suffer or struggle like we did? What’s wrong with it?”

Talking about his journey in the industry, he said, “I’m a Delhi boy from Lajpat Nagar with no connections in the industry. I rose through TV and then came to movies. I remember when I got selected for ‘Yaariyan’, there were a lot of star kids in the queue, but I got a chance to be the male protagonist. Yes, I understand a lot of people say that I’m not doing a lot of films. But, in every profession there’s a struggle phase and a star phase. The good thing is that none of them is permanent.”

He went on to cite examples of actors like Shahrukh Khan, Akshay Kumar who were an outsider once upon a time, but made a name for themselves based on their abilities.

“It took a lot of time for stars like Akshay Kumar, Shahrukh Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Pankaj Tripathi, Rajkummar Rao, Ayushmann Khurrana and Kartik Aryan to be where they are and it was not an overnight journey. None of them are star kids and everyone made a name for themselves on their own,” he said.

Himansh made his acting debut with Channel V’s “Humse Hai Liife” in 2011 and entered Bollywood with Divya Khosla Kumar’s “Yaariyaan” in 2014.

“I am thankful to the industry which gave me a chance and accepted me with open arms. Bhushan (Kumar) ji and Divya (Khosla Kumar) ma’am gave that opportunity to me. Arbaaz (Khan) bhai treats me like a younger brother. My best friend Tusshar (Kapoor) and Jeetu (Jeetendra) uncle treat me like family. Even all the other people of the industry have treated me well and welcomed me. I can’t complain!” he signed off.

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Here is why actor Pearl V Puri ditches the flights and drives to Agra from Mumbai to be with his parents

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Here is why actor Pearl V Puri ditches the flights and drives to Agra from Mumbai to be with his parents

Actor Pearl V Puri talks about his experience of travelling from Mumbai to Agra by road, and says that his parents were elated on seeing him, especially his mother who was extremely worried.

With interstate travel now allowed after relaxations in regulations, many are taking the first available opportunity and heading back home to be with their families. TV actor Pearl V Puri also drove from Mumbai to Agra last week, to be with his parents.

While flights are a preferred option for quick travel, Puri chose to take the road. He shares how, along with one of his friend, completed this 24-hour-long drive in his car and reached home safely.

“I don’t think flights are safe right now,” says Puri, adding, “From what I’ve heard, many have been infected while on their way. My parents are old, so I didn’t want to take any chance with their health. We had stocked up on food and other essentials and stopped once or twice in between in unpopulated areas.”

Even though the journey was “tiresome”, it was “worth it” for the Naagin 3 actor, whose parents — Vipin and Pummy Puri — were elated and emotional on seeing him.

“Since the lockdown my mother has been worried about my health. And after Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, so much that has been happening around, she was all the more worried and would often end up crying while talking on phone. That was one of the major reasons why I decided to take this journey,” he shares.

For someone like Puri, who often takes trips to his home town whenever he would get spare time in between shoots, this three-month-long lockdown was too much to handle.

“This pandemic has definitely made us realise the importance of families in our lives. That we must coexist with other living being sin nature and show love and respect to all. I might sound philosophical here, but that’s what I felt during these days,” he explains.

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Janhit Mein Jaari: Watch Kettan Singh explain nepotism in the quirkiest way possible

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Janhit Mein Jaari: Watch Kettan Singh explain nepotism in the quirkiest way possible

Kettan Singh is back again with his fabulous show “Janhit Mein Jaari” and the recent episode was dedicated to the most talked about topic “Nepotism”. Titled “Nepotism – A Curse or a Boon”, Kettan talks about dynasty politics as well in the video.

The word nepotism was used popularly for Bollywood, especially after Kangana Ranaut called Karan Johar as the “flag-bearer of nepotism” on his chat show “Koffee With Karan”. It is being talked about again now after the sad demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. He was found hanging at his Bandra home on June 14. Post his demise, people from the industry and the netizens said that the “Kai Po Che!” star succumbed to depression as he became a victim of nepotism.

In the beginning of the episode, Kettan said, “This word existed in the dictionary but came into limelight after Kangana Ranaut used it on Karan Johar’s chat show ‘Koffee With Karan’ and called him the flag-bearer of nepotism. And the social media made it viral.”

He explained that the word came from latin words nepos which means nephews and mentioned how nepotism existed even during the times of Ramayan, and even in politics. He also admitted that nepotism is not just limited to India or Bollywood, it happens in Hollywood as well as Western countries. It is not something which is industry specific.

Though he shared some statistics and figures and elaborated more on nepotism, the audience will not once get bored in the nine minute video.

Watch Kettan’s quirky take on nepotism here:

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Flight delay plays spoilsport on Srman Jain’s birthday plans

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Flight delay plays spoilsport on Srman Jain’s birthday plans

TV actor Srman Jain was planning to celebrate his birthday on July 1 with his family in Agra after almost 14 years. However, a last-minute call for shooting in Mumbai, followed by the local airline’s postponing of flight played spoilsport. The Trideviyaan actor was in his hometown, Agra, ever since the lockdown was imposed. “Ever since I moved to Mumbai in 2006, I never got a chance to celebrate my birthday with my family. Everyone was planning to celebrate in a big way this year. I was supposed to catch a flight on July 1 (Srman’s birthday date). As there is no direct flight from Agra to Mumbai, I took a flight from Jaipur, which is the nearest airport. We had a pre-birthday celebration on June 30. We had a family feast, along with a cake-cutting ceremony. When I reached Jaipur, I was informed that the flight was postponed to 2 pm. I had to stay at a family friend’s place in Jaipur, and neither could I celebrate my birthday with my family, nor could I reach on time to resume the shoot.”

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