The 5 Outsiders Who Broke The Bollywood Bastion


Nepotism is again a much-discussed  subject in  Bollywood, what with 3  prominent star kids Agastya Nanda, Khushi Kapoor  and  Suhana  Khan making their debut in Zoya Akhtar’s next. 

The  “N”  word  makes all of us  movie buffs look inward. Is Bollywood really a  den of nepotism? But  if we look  at the   history  of  Hindi cinema, the star-kid syndrome is  relatively  recent. It started when Raj Kapoor’s son Rishi Kapoor made  his debut with Bobby. 

Prior to that  all the major stars , from Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand, Raj Kapoor in the 1950s  to Rajendra Kumar, Jeetendra, Dharmendra  in the  1960s  to  Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan in  the 1970s, were  outsiders. Thereafter  star-kid after star-kid  was launched with much fanfare. And  yet there are 5 outsiders with zero connections in  the  film industry , no money(Ranveer Singh was an outsider  who…

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