When you think of nepotism in Bollywood, which name comes first to your mind? Obviously, Karan Johar! The unfortunate king of nepotism tired his vocal chords shouting that he’s got nothing to with it, but the list of star-kid launches by him prove this wrong! Now a new king has dethroned Karan and it’s none other than Salman Khan. The nepotism charges on Salman are nothing new as he has been credited for launching many new talents in the industry.
Salman has launched newcomers like Daisy Shah, Sooraj Pancholi, Athiya Shetty, Aayush Sharma and Mohnish Bahl’s daughter Pranutan among others.
These young faces owe it all to the superstar for giving them the big launch. But the most prominent name in this list is his Bharat co-star Katrina Kaif, whom he famously launched and dated.
The charges against Salman Khan of supporting nepotism grew louder when he launched his brother-in-law Aayush Sharma, in his home production, Loveyatri. He even danced to the film’s famous song in Bigg Boss 12.
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But Salman is a clever man. Sensing the nepotism cries in advance, he always has a well-thought after script ready for such charges.
Not just Ayush, he even launched Warina Hussain in the same movie which marks her official Bollywood debut.
However, Salman Khan’s nepotism charges don’t affect him at all. He said:
“Aayush would have been launched by someone else if not me. I knew this nepotism thing would come up. He is a son of a politician so how can you put him into this.”
Speaking on the subject, Salman further said:
“Nepotism works only with bicycle-sellers or other professions, but in acting, it doesn’t matter whose son you are.”