Do you remember Bollywood actor Deepak Tijori? Well if you have seen popular films like ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar’, ‘Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa’, ‘Khiladi’, ‘Aashiqui’, and ‘Baadshah’, you would definitely recognize this face.
Deepak began his acting career in 1990 and later turned to direction. He had no godfathers in the industry. He told, “I was an outsider and didn’t know how things work. I was in college, where I met people who belonged to Bollywood. So, suddenly, I got into this shocking system of Bollywood with celebrities around me and it was like a kick. In college, Paresh Rawal, Feroz Khan were my seniors, Aamir Khan was my junior.”
After spending over three decades in the industry, Deepak is now looking forward for the Bollywood debut of his daughter Samara.
Samara is 23-years-old and enjoys a fan following of about 15,000 on Instagram. After finishing her graduation, she took acting lessons to prepare herself. Samara has assisted director Rohit Dhawan during Dishoom (2016) that featured actors John Abraham, Varun Dhawan and Jacqueline Fernandez.
Samara’s debut in Bollywood will restart the conversation around Nepotism. Addressing the same, Deepak said, “Nepotism is a part of every business. Unfortunately, nepotism is less in Bollywood as compared to others because here you cannot achieve the same success as a nepo child. Here in Bollywood, actors give an opportunity to the public to either accept or reject our children. But in other areas it is not the case; once a boss, always a boss, and employees have to accept them. There are so many star kids in our industry who are still struggling to get name and fame. Competition exists in every industry.”