Jaydeep Ahlawat has successfully carved a niche for himself with his power-packed performances in films. Amid the raging debate over nepotism in Bollywood, the actor opened up about working with Alia Bhatt in ‘Raazi’.
Talking to Filmfare about the actress, Jaydeep said, “The time I worked with Alia on Raazi, for however long, she is one of the finest actors to work with. Amazingly hard working, amazingly talented and still so vulnerable about this art and craft that she wants it to be better and better. Nobody can tell you better than Meghna Gulzar how hard Alia worked on that film.”
Elaborating more on the debate of nepotism, Ahlawat added, “I personally believe that all those harping on and on about nepotism in the country right now, this is framed by the so-called media. They found that this is the right time to play their politics but it is always there. The word, I don’t find it to be nepotism but favouritism. It is everywhere, in every field, be it politics, the corporate world be it in your home. At home, parents do have a favourite child, what will you do about? Will you keep crying about it? I don’t think anyone has made it big in their careers owing simply to favouritism. So should we simply sit at home, make peace with the fact that nothing can happen? I can give you 100 names of people who are in politics due to favouritism. Our media turns a blind eye to that… I am a farmer and a school teacher’s son. If tomorrow, a kid from my village comes to Mumbai, do you think I should not favour him? I will. Perhaps his journey would not be as difficult as mine.”
Jaydeep was last seen in ‘Khaali Peeli’ that starred Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Panday in the lead role.