The dreaded N-word has gained a lot of attention during the last decade which made many of us think that Bollywood is allergic to ‘outsiders’. Star kids like Alia Bhatt, Ananya Panday, Janhvi Kapoor and Tiger Shroff might have got an easy launchpad, it added fuel to the ongoing ‘insider vs outsider’ debate. Not just nepo-kids but this decade also gave us some stars who proved that you don’t have to be ‘born with a silver spoon’ to turn your dreams into reality.
Shehzada of Bollywood Kartik Aaryan hails from a family of doctors and was deemed to be an engineer. But it seems like life had other plans for him.
The actor made his Bollywood debut with Luv Ranjan’s ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama’ and made it to the headlines as he shot the whole five-page-long monologue in one take.
At this point we just can’t decide ki Kartik Aryan ke balon ki unchai zyada hai ya uske career graph ki. √°°√
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We think Ayushmann Khurrana took a dig at Bollywood and nepotism when he said, “Farq bahut kar liya, ab farq layenge.”
From being a Radio Jockey to hosting shows Ayushmann dabbled several career choices before becoming an actor.
Fun Fact: He was also the winner of the popular reality show ‘MTV Roadies’ in 2004.
The actor is blessed with apaar talent indeed. (pun intended) ;p
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Yeh Dil Maange More of Sidharth Malhorta and his spectacular performances.
The ‘Shershaah’ actor began modeling during his college days in Delhi to get some extra pocket money and ended up being the heartthrob of the nation.
Not to forget, even though he made his debut alongside two nepo-kids, he made sure that his screen presence is noticed.
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“Kahan se hu main aaya, ye poochte sawaal kyun?
Is prashn ka nahi magar kal ka main jawaab hoon
Jo ho gaye hain poore, un sapno ko main baant du
Jo hain abhi adhure un sapno ko awaaz dun,
Un khwaabon ki pukaar sun.”
What can be a better way to describe Siddhant Chaturvedi’s journey and his struggles in his own words.
The actor who gained recognition with Zoya Akhtar’s ‘Gully Boy’, made his acting debut in the year 2016 with the series ‘Life Sahi Hai’.
He gained attention and made his way into our hearts with his remark “Jahan humare sapne shuru hote hain, inke struggle shuru hote hain ” during an infamous round table discussion on nepotism.
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“I am still that curious kid from Gurgaon, who looks at the surreal planet of Bollywood from a distance.”
One of the finest talents of the generation, Rajkummar Rao is a person who believes in his talent more than looks, connections and fame.
The actor who got his big Bollywood break in 2013 with Hansal Mehta’s film ‘Shahid’ said, “Nepotism will be there, but your work and talent will speak.”
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