Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, the grandchild of legendary actor-filmmaker Raj Kapoor, says nepotism does not exist in the Indian film industry. The actress was present at The India Today Conclave 2018 along with her sister Karisma Kapoor on Saturday. In a conversation with journalist Rajdeep Sardesai, she was asked if nepotism exists in the film industry. Kareena replied: “There are so many superstars from yesteryears and not all of their children are a superstar. If nepotism exists, they would have been big stars by now.”

“The fact that Ranveer Singh has become the new superstar of Bollywood who does not come from a film family proves the fact that they become superstar out of their sheer talent and hard work. Nepotism does not exist,” she said. “I think it is about the talent that takes you where you go. When you are on-screen, anybody can make or break you; anyone can make a judgment on you irrespective of you are a daughter or grandchildren of someone,” said Karishma. (ALSO READ: Kareena Kapoor Khan: Saif Was Ready To Change Taimur’s Name To Faiz But I Refused)

“And for a youngster who has a huge family and legacy behind, is much tough to make a mark,” she added. While they were countered by Sardesai that “but Kangana (Ranaut, actress) said otherwise”, Karisma said: “People can have their opinion and we should respect each opinion.”