Saturday, September 19, 2020

    Who Are Better Actors? – Filmmakers Start An Ugly Debate


    The sudden death of Sushant Singh Rajput has sparked a nepotism debate in the nation. And seems like it is not going to end anytime soon. Some renowned filmmakers of the Bollywood industry have started an ugly debate on the same now! It all started when director R Balki, who is known for directing popular films like Paa, Cheeni Kum and Padman defended nepotism and said, “Find me a better actor than Alia Bhatt or Ranbir Kapoor, and we’ll argue.” This obviously didn’t go well with most people including many from within the industry. Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur came out on Twitter and wrote, “Have huge respect for you, Balki. But i just saw Kai Po Che again last night. Three new young actors at that time. And stunning believable performances by each.” Scriptwriter and film editor Apurva Asrani also responded to Balki’s comment by giving about 22 names who he believes are better than Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor. He wrote on Twitter, “Manoj Bajpayee, Rajkummar Rao, Vicky Kaushal, Ayushmann, Kangana Ranaut, Priyanka Chopra, Taapsee Pannu, Vidya Balan, Richa Chaddha. Many others too if we look beyond A list film families, and take a few chances. I love Ranbir & Alia, but please, they aren’t the only good actors.” In another tweet, he wrote, “Pankaj Tripathi, Gajraj Rao, Amit Sadh, Jaideep Ahlawat, Rasika Dugal, Swara Bhaskar, Shweta Tripathi, Sanjay Mishra, Neena Gupta, Divya Dutta, Manav Kaul, Nawazuddin, Jeetu. My god, I could go on & on about the wonderful talents we have. Stop fussing over the same 3-4 names now!

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