Uorfi slams Aditya Chopra’s nepotism remark
Uorfi Javed has penned a strong reaction against Aditya Chopra’s comments on nepotism in the recently released docu-series ‘The Romantics’.
In the show, he stated that even though Uday Chopra was the son of Yash Chopra, they could not make him a star. Reacting to it, Uorfi wrote in her Instagram stories, “The sheer ignorance in this statement irritates me so much, nepotism isn’t about success, it’s about the opportunities. Uday Chopra wasn’t good looking (not that it matters but I’m making a point), wasn’t a good actor, his movies failed miserably at the box office but he still kept getting work. Had it been some Uday Chauhan (someone not from Bollywood), he wouldn’t even get all these opportunities just after one failed movie. Are you guys going to defend nepotism by using This? Really?”
During his appearance on ‘The Romantics’, Aditya Chopra had addressed the subject of nepotism and stated, “My brother is an actor and he’s not a very successful actor. Now, here is the son of one of the biggest filmmakers, he’s the brother of a very big filmmaker. Imagine a company like YRF, that has probably launched the most newcomers, and we could not make him a star. Why could we not do it for our own? Because the bottom line is, only an audience will decide, ‘I like this person, I want to see this person’. No one else can decide that.”
Uday marked his debut with ‘Mohabbatein’ in 2000 and went on to feature in ‘Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai’, ‘Neal ‘n’ Nikki’ and ‘Supari’ to name a few. His last big screen appearance was in 2013 film ‘Dhoom 3’.