Bollywood actress Mrunal Thakur has made his own space in film industry with her acting skills and hard work. With several films in her kitty, she’s also the rising star everyone’s looking out for. But people who know Mrunal would also know that none of it has come easily. One of the biggest -isms that plague the Indian film industry at large is nepotism. Many stars have openly spoke about this nepotism . Today, most of the actors – both industry insiders and outsiders are calling for equal opportunities for everyone. But even then, Mrunal has faced the brunt of it quite early in her career.
In an interview with PinkVilla , she has talked about two incidents where she was snubbed by people for not having a filmy lineage, Mrunal shares, “First, it happened to me at an Awards ceremony. I was getting the Critics Best Actress award for my film and after I went on stage, I was told, ‘Ma’am, that’s the exit!’ Whereas at the same ceremony, when a starkid went up, they literally were shoving the mic in her face.” That’s not all, apart from award organisers, she also raised an important point – of how media treats people differently. She shares, “I was at this event giving interview bytes and suddenly, the entire media ran away because a star kid arrived. That poor girl couldn’t even handle her outfit properly and the media was just all over.”
“It’s not just the industry, it’s also the audience and the media, no? After all, this is what the audience wants to see which is why the media is also giving it to them. I don’t blame the starkids for this at all.”