Talent VS Favoritism

"The Sun and Moon shine on all without partiality"

‘My life, My rules’ is my life's motto, but if my decision has a negative outcome then I don't want to be blamed for it. No one forces us to like or dislike something or someone. Which restaurant to dine-in at or which brand to shop from is our choice. Which movie to watch or which actor/actress to crush on is again our own choice. It all depends on our preferences.

Now a days, people are stressing on topics like nepotism, star kids, movie mafia, boycotting big production houses, etc. But why all of a sudden have all these things come up? Why suddenly we feel that the star kids don’t deserve the success they have got? Why has everyone started blaming the industry for all the favoritism towards a particular group of people? How have we suddenly started seeing the struggles being made by ‘outsiders’ (as called by some) in the industry? Are we nowhere at fault behind all this? Didn’t we have a choice? Did we make the right decision between talent and brand name?

It has been 2 months since the sad demise of Sushant Singh Rajput, his family, loved ones and fans all over the world are still finding it difficult to accept this, but his name is all over the news and social media for numerous reasons. People have suddenly started feeling a soft corner for the late actor. His last movie ‘Dil Bechara’ which was released after this death has become a hit. Everyone is praising him and his performance. But, where were the praises and love when he was alive? How much of value did we give his movies over a star kid’s movie while he was living?

Nepotism is favoritism shown to relatives or close friends by those in power. We inherent our family name. Our parents try to help us succeed in life in all possible ways. Some of us become successors to our family business just because we are born in that family. Then, why can’t a star kid be promoted by his/her parents? Preferential treatment exists in all industries and every house. People who are talking about discrimination due to nepotism in Bollywood are also choosing their own family members to manage their business rather than giving the opportunity to some ‘outsider’.

Everybody has talent, but ability takes hard work. Not all star kids have become popular stars. A name does give us many opportunities easily but, it is not for forever. It is wrong to say that star kids do not have any struggles because, it is easy to be a successor but difficult to carry forward the legacy.

We find it easy to blame someone else but difficult to point a figure at ourselves. Blaming the industry for everything is the easiest solution. We have the choice to choose between the various movies. We often go to watch a movie just because a famous actor/actress is a part of it and neglect the movies of a new or not so famous actor/actress. We choose a brand name over talent. It is us, the audience who decides whether someone or something is a hit or a flop.

Nepotism exists everywhere and is not something new. It has been happening since ages. We all have heard the story of Mahabharata. Don't you think Eklavya and Karna were also victims of Nepotism?

We should judge a person by his/her skills and abilities rather than his/her family name.


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