Aadar over nepotism, accepts he had a ‘Foot in door’
He also revealed his excitement, when Shanoo Sharma, the casting director for Yash Raj Films, asked the former his wish to join the Bollywood industry.
Raj Kapoor’s grandson and actor Aadar Jain has recently made his digital debut from Hello Charlie, which also stars Jackie Shroff. Hello Charlie is his second film after Qaidi Band (2017).
Talking about the issue of nepotism in Bollywood, the actor revealed, “I can agree with them to a certain extent that maybe you have a foot in the door; you can call a producer, a director, you have people’s numbers on your phone. But eventually, you have to show your hard work, you have to show your talent. I feel like the odds are really the same for everyone. I’ll give you an example. A lot of people ask me about this. Yes, I got the opportunity to assist big directors like Karan Johar and Farah Khan, who were big directors that my mother and family have known for many years”.
He also revealed his excitement, when Shanoo Sharma, the casting director for Yash Raj Films, asked the former his wish to join the Bollywood industry. He added, “When I was assisting Karan on Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, I met Yash Raj Films’ casting director Shanoo Sharma. She met me and she said, ‘Do you want to be an actor?’ I said, ‘I am dying to be an actor, I want to audition.’ That is how it happened. Call it luck, destiny, fate, hard work, talent, I don’t know. But I can only take my chances when I get them. And I was lucky enough to meet her, audition for the film, get Qaidi Band, and then, the fate of the film is based on the audience. You can’t help certain things”.
Aadar hails from a family of celebrities, where his grandfather himself was Raj Kapoor.