Saif Ali Khan has created a niche fan base for himself. The actor has proved his acting capabilities with projects like Sacred Games, Tanhaji, Love Aaj Kal amongst others. With Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise, a lot of A-listers are being on the receiving end of the backlash. The actor is now opening up how he has been a victim of nepotism too.
For the unversed, Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide. Many industry members including Karan Johar, Salman Khan are being blamed for it. Along with that, subjects of nepotism and favouritism have surfaced too. Saif when asked about the same, shared he has been a victim too.
In a conversation with The Indian Express, Saif Ali Khan said, “There is inequality in India that needs to be explored. Nepotism, favoritism, and camps are different subjects. Even I have been a victim of nepotism but nobody speaks of that. I’m happy to see more people from film institutes come to the forefront.”
Furthermore, Saif Ali Khan was asked about his stance on Karan Johar’s Koffee With Karan and Kangana Ranaut’s statement.
“I have no idea what Kangana was saying on Koffee with Karan because I don’t think like that. As far as Karan is concerned, he has made himself a large symbol and it seems like he’s attracting a lot of flak for it. The truth is always complicated. There’s much more to it but people aren’t interested in that. I hope the tide is over and better things shine through,” he responded.
Saif Ali Khan also revealed of his time with Sushant Singh Rajput on Dil Bechara sets. What came in as a complimenting statement was when he confessed that Sushant was more intelligent than him.
“He (Sushant) was a talented actor and a good-looking guy. I thought he had a bright future. He was polite to me and appreciated my guest appearance in the film. He wanted to talk about many topics like astronomy and philosophy. I got the feeling he was brighter than I was,” concluded Saif Ali Khan.