Bollywood actor Adhyayan Suman, who is gearing up for the much-awaited third season of Aashram, shared that although he is an industry insider, things have not worked for him as one would have thought given the debate surrounding nepotism.
He maintained that the ultimate power lies with the audience and no amount of money spent on publicity or campaigns can really shape the career of an actor or an actress if the audience is not willing to see them and their work.
Speaking at a media event for Aashram 3, Adhyayan Suman shared, “Nepotism hasn’t ever worked in my favour. What will work or who will work solely depends on the audience. The debate around nepotism has always been futile.”
Giving a recent example, Adhyayan Suman said, “Today, Kartik Aaryan receives as much love for Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 as Alia Bhatt receives for Gangubai Kathiwadi. Talent and content rules supreme in this age.”
Speaking of Aashram, the crime drama series, directed and produced by Prakash Jha, centres on the nexus of blind faith and politics.
It stars Bobby Deol in lead role along with Aaditi Pohankar, Darshan Kumar, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Tushar Pandey, Anupriya Goenka, Adhyayan Suman, Vikram Kochhar, Tridha Choudhury, Rajeev Siddhartha, Sachin Shroff, Anurita Jha, Parinitaa Seth, Jahangir Khan, Kanupriya Gupta, Preeti Sood and Navdeep Tomar in key roles.
The third season of the series is set to drop on MX Player from June 3.