Nepotism is based on favoritism granted to relatives in various fields, including business, politics, entertainment, sports, religion and other activities.
WAYS TO HANDLE NEPOTISM AT WORKPLACE
- In cases of nepotism, what’s often most frustrating is that a person feels overlooked because of opportunities given to someone perceived as less qualified. Document what you’ve achieved over time, and make sure to compile as much data to back you up as possible.
- Identify a third-party ally – someone higher up than you, and thus who has more power within the organization but has no skin in the game. As with any complaint, documentation and witnesses are important. Together with the ally, determine how to best bring forward your concerns that won’t result in backlash.
- Some might feel compelled to act out of emotion, but it’s best to build a case with evidence and details – including any information from colleagues who may be experiencing the same things you are – before approaching anyone.
NEPOTISM IN BOLLYWOOD
A cake walk debut of a star kid and a difficult entry for others, nepotism cannot guarantee success though it has existed in Bollywood for a long time. Many star kids tried to make their presence on the screen, but failed to grab viewers’ attention. Nepotism in industry is defined with the surname famously associated with known actors. The legacy of Kapoor emerged from the golden age of Indian cinema watching the 3rd generation now. The father-son duo of Sunil Dutt and Sanjay Dutt, Dharmendra and Sunny Deol, there are many such names that get a grand welcome in cinema.
SOME OF THE RESULTS OF NEPOTISM
- Alia Bhatt- daughter of Mahesh Bhatt
- Varun Dhawan- son of David Dhawan
- Sonam Kapoor- daughter of Anil Kapoor
- Athiya Shetty- daughter of Suniel Shetty
- Sonakshi Sinha- daughter of Shatrughan Sinha
- Abhishek Bachchan- son of Amitabh Bachchan
- Janhvi Kapoor- daughter of Sridevi
- Ananya Pandey- daughter of Chunky Pandey
NEPOTISM- RIGHT OR WRONG
The nepotism debate has been reignited after the demise of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput. While there is no official statement by authorities on the reason behind his suicide, Twitterati and many celebrities have concluded that his death was in some way connected to nepotism in Bollywood. Recently, Kangana Ranaut appeared on a channel where she spoke about the prevalent culture of nepotism in Bollywood and how that resulted in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. The conversation around nepotism was first ignited by Ranaut on Karan Johar’s chat show Koffee with Karan in 2017, where she called the filmmaker the ‘flag-bearer of nepotism’.
CELEBS WHO CLAIM THAT THEY HAD TO FACE THE BRUNT OF NEPOTISM
- Abhinav Kashyap said Salman Khan and family ruined his career.
- Resul Pookutty said no one gave him work after he won an Oscar.
- Sonu Nigam says ‘Music Mafia’ crushes talented musicians.
- Sona Mohapatra said she never got a second chance even after a blockbuster song Ambarsariya.
- Upen Patel said that “they” cut him out suddenly and he felt left out.
- Shreyas Talpade said that Karan Johar and YRF never showed interest in working with him.