Tanishaa Mukerji Says She Is The Failure Of Nepotism Despite Having Ajay Kajol And Tanuja In Family
Tanishaa Mukerji is the daughter of the popular Bollywood actress Tanuja and filmmaker Shomu Mukerji. Growing up in a filmy family she always dreamt of becoming an actress. She made her Bollywood debut with the film “Shhh…” and went on to feature in many other films like “Neal and Nicki”. Despite being from a filmy family having Kajol, Ajay Devgan, Rani Mukerji and Ayan Mukerji she couldn’t make it big in the industry.
In an interview with ETimes, Tanishaa Mukerji called herself the poster child of nepotism failing and said, “Main toh nepotism ki number 1 example honi chahiye thi. I have got Rani (Mukerji) on one side, Ajay (Devgn) on one side, my mother is Tanuja, my sister is Kajol and I also have Ayan (cousin) in the family. I am number one poster child of nepotism failing”.
Rubbishing the arguments around Nepotism, Tanishaa mentioned, “All those people screaming nepotism, look at me and then talk. Some people will have a problem with what I have said, but some people will also say that she makes sense. It’s a give and take. It’s a beautiful time in the world to be out there and speaking your mind because people are having these conversations. And this is important.”
Talking about the pre-conceived notions that a star kid has to deal with “Nepotism is a rubbish argument. It’s just a fancy word that people are using out of the context a lot of times. In today’s industry, if you are not working hard, you are not being seen. It is hard work. There are pros and cons to everything.”
“A person, who is not a star kid and makes it big in the industry, they will talk about how difficult it was to get their first break. But they don’t have to deal with the pre-conceived notion that the whole world had about a star kid – yeh toh Dharmendra ka beta, isko toh Dharam paaji k tarah hona hai or yeh toh Tanuja ki beti hai, isko toh Tanuja ki tarah hona hai. No, they come with a blank slate. That’s a huge benefit in our industry. There are a lot of cons also. I am not denying it, she concluded.”