Vikram Bhatt recently came out in defense of Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor amid allegations of nepotism against them. According to the filmmaker, the audience made them stars, not their fathers. In an interview with Navbharat Times, Vikram reportedly said that if the audience had not appreciated the performances of Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor, they would have never become stars. According to him, the audience is responsible for making them stars and not their fathers.
Elaborating further, he added that there were several actors, directors who got an opportunity from their families but the audience didn’t like their work and rejected them. According to him, nepotism is a nonsense discussion that has been going on for quite a while now like many other nonsense discussions.
The ‘Raaz’ director also went on to give an example of ‘Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas’, which was a launch vehicle for Sunny Deol’s son Karan. According to him, if a father could have made his son a star, then Sunny Deol’s son Karan Deol’s first film wouldn’t have been a flop.
Vikram Bhatt had earlier opened up about the ongoing Bollywood drug abuse angle in the Sushant Singh Rajput’s case. He had reportedly said that he’d heard about Bollywood parties where drugs are served on platters. However, he has never personally witnessed any such thing and he has been to big parties.