Nepotism exists, outsiders should be given chance: Varun Dhawan
Varun Dhawan has said in an interview for the GQ India, September 2018 issue, that Nepotism exists and it is not good at all. Even the outsiders must be given a chance. “Nepotism exists. It’s a part of our industry. It’s not good. More people from outside the industry should be given a chance. And why not? My father came in that way“.
The son of filmmaker David Dhawan who is known for giving Bollywood some memorable entertainers, Varun believes it is easy for people to make assumptions, but rarely do they know about the struggle his father went through. He further shared some of his memories about his father by saying “My dad was born in Agartala. When he lived in Bombay, he shared his house with four people. When I was born, my family lived in a 1BHK at Carter Road“.
He further added “My father’s first car was a taxi, a second-hand Ambassador that he painted into a normal car. His achievements are tremendous, the sacrifices he has made to put the family on the map. He’s my star, my hero, my superhero“.
From his own memories of younger days, Varun remembered “I remember the time I was in the 10th standard, when the Dhirubhai Ambani school had just opened and a lot of my friends were applying for admission. I remember telling my dad that I want to apply for this, can you make a call?. The results came, and I didn’t get in. I asked him, ‘Did you make the call?’ He said, ‘No. You weren’t supposed to get it“.
And that very day, Varun understood that his Family is always there to support him, but not serve him. He had to fight his own battle like everyone else.
From the time of his debut with Student Of The Year till Sui Dhaaga: Made In India, Varun feels he is working harder day by day.