Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated the moment has come to rid the country of corruption and nepotism on August 15. As he established a "Panch Pran" (five resolves) objective to make India a developed nation in 25 years, he exhorted people to have "nafrat" (hate) for these two evils. “The nation should now only be setting big… read-more
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South actor Naga Chaitanya is making his Bollywood debut in Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan's Laal Singh Chaddha. Naga Chaitanya discussed about nepotism in Telugu cinema industry. Naga told, "What's wrong (coming from a film family)? My grandad was an actor, my dad got inspired by him and became an actor. I saw these two amazing actors and I got inspired by them and wanted to take that forward."
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Actress and Bigg Boss fame Kashmira Shah in her latest interview spoke about 'nepotism'. She said that she doesn't like people talking about nepotism and that ‘it doesn't matter’ if someone is talented. Giving an example, Shaha said that if her sons, Rayaan and Krishaang will make their film debut, it will be because of their talent, and not because of nepotism. Shah made her Bollywood debut with "Yes Boss".
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Kerala's Minister of Higher Education and Minority Welfare, Dr. K T Jaleel resigned on April 13 after the Lokayukta booked him for abuse of power. Reportedly, the anti-corruption ombudsman accused him of nepotism after Jaleel appointed his second cousin in the Kerala State Minority Development Finance Corporation. However, over opposition’s resignation demand, Jaleel posted… read-more
ISRO's Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre in Thiruvananthapuram's Valiamala has reiterated that appointment of its chairman K Sivan's son Sidharth S was done through due process. Earlier on February 13, the Central Vigilance Commission received a complaint over alleged irregularities and nepotism in Sidharth's hiring process. However, without mentioning Sidharth's name, LPSC has assured that the recruitment process complied with all necessary… read-more
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Producers Guild of India on September 4 condemned the "relentless attacks" on entertainment industry following Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. It said it has entertained millions of people, and was an "important source of soft power". About nepotism, it said that one can "definitely" get benefits of "being born into the industry", but it was up to each individual's talent to survive. Various stars from the industry supported the statement.
Pooja Bhatt has recently claimed in a feature story that her relationship with actor Ranvir Shorey was of 'abusive nature'. Ranvir Shorey has now rebutted that this was a PR campaign by the Bhatts to demonize his character while criticizing the media for not 'fact-checking'. The actor counter-claimed on RepublicTV, that he was the 'victim' in the relationship and was boycotted from the industry.
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Legendary actor Naseeruddin Shah, shared his views on nepotism which has turned into a debate since Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. "I don’t understand this insider-outsider nonsense...nepotism gets you to a certain point, after that you’re on your own," he said. He also refuted claims of the existence of a 'movie mafia'. "There is no mafia. I have not ever felt any obstacle to my work," the actor added.
Courtesy: The Indian Express