Manoj Bajpayee speaks on nepotism, Says, “Not just Bollywood, our country too celebrates MEDIOCRITY”


Actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise has set blazing debates on nepotism and hypocrisy among netizens. Every individual is raging over the Bollywood brigade. It’s been more than 10 days to his death and many of his friends and fans think that the actor was in depression because of nepotism in Bollywood. Several celebs including Kangana Ranaut, Abhay Deol, Rajat Barmecha, Ranvir Shorey have opened up about the existence of nepotism in the industry and how young talents are ignored. Recently, the actor Manoj Bajpayee opened up about the difficulties that an outsider has to face in the industry.

He stated that the industry celebrates ‘mediocrity’ which is not fair. In a conversation with WION, he said, “Let me start with this, the world is not fair. I have been saying this since 20 years that as an industry we celebrate mediocrity. Forget about industry, as a nation we celebrate mediocrity. Something is lacking somewhere – in our thought process, our value system. When we see talent, we immediately want to ignore or push it away. This is the value system of ours which is so deplorable. I have said it before that this industry has wasted talent; so much that in any other country those talents who have not been given their due here, would have been known as the best actors of the world. But we don’t care.”

He later stated that the industry has to look inward and rectify the issue. If they will ignore the issue, they will face the flak, get cursed for it and will keep on losing the respect of the common people.


Later, while concluding the conversation, Manoj said that he survived in the industry because he is thick-skinned and the son of a different mother. Post Sushant’s demise, Manoj has shared his disbelief hearing the sad news.

On the work front, Manoj Bajpayee will be seen in Devashish Makhija’s long-delayed film ‘Bhonsle’. The film will be released on SonyLIV on June 26. He plays the role of a terminally-ill Maharashtrian cop who tries to protect a migrant girl and her brother from a local politician. Bhonsle is co-produced by Manoj Bajpayee Productions, Golden Ratio Films and Promodome Motion Pictures.


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