Bollywood actor Sushant Singh's untimely and sudden death has stirred a debate in the B-Town with many hurling accusations at Bollywood bigwigs for shunning Sushant out for being an outsider.
Actor Kangna Ranaut, in a video, published immediately after Singh's death, called out Karan Johar and Alia Bhatt for harassing the late actor. She also called out Mehash Bhatt for his comments about Sushant where the director insinuated that he had 'felt Sushant taking the path he took.'
After these accusations of nepotism being a decisive factor in Sushant's fate, Vishal Kirti, the brother-in-law of the late actor, launched the app called 'Nepmeter' to analyze how ‘nepotistic or independent’ the crew of a film or television show is. And the first film analyzed by the app was Mahesh Bhatt’s Sadak 2, starring Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt, and Pooja Bhatt. The app has rated it to be 98% nepotistic.
Now Pooja Bhatt has reacted to these accusations against the Bhatt family. The actor took it to Twitter to refute all such claims.
"Have been asked to comment on the hot topic Nepotism that people are raging about. As someone who hails from a ‘family’ that has launched more new talent-actors, musicians & technicians, than the entire film industry combined I can only laugh. Facts don’t find takers. Fiction does," the filmmaker wrote and added, "There was a time when the Bhatt’s were accused of having something against established actors & made to feel inferior for only working with/launching newcomers & not chasing stars. And now the same people play the nepotism card? Google & tweet guys & won’t even say think & speak."
Bhatt also criticized Kangna while maintaining that Vishesh Films provided her and many newcomers with opportunities:
"As for Kangana Ranaut-She is a great talent, if not she wouldn’t have been launched by Vishesh films in “Gangster”.Yes, Anurag Basu discovered her, but Vishesh Films backed his vision & invested in the film. No small feat. Here’s wishing her the very best in all her endeavors."