Post-Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise many have come forward with incidents of being a victim of nepotism in Bollywood. The latest one to come out is late Inder Kumar’s wife Pallavi Kumar who says Inder was a victim of nepotism in Bollywood. Pallavi shared a picture of Inder along with superstar Shah Rukh Khan. In the image, the two can be seen shaking hands. Alongside the image, she wrote: “These days everyone is talking about.. Nepotism….Just like Sushant Singh Rajput my husband late actor Inder Kumar achieved his fame on his own. He was at a peak in 90s.”
She recalled Inder meeting two “big shots”, before he died of cardiac arrest in 2017. “Before he passed away I still remember he went to 2 people big shots asking for work as help. Just for the record, he was already doing small projects. But he wanted to do big movies just like he started. He went to Mr. Karan Johar, I was there too. In front of me all happened. He made us wait outside his van for 2 hrs. Then his manager Garima comes and says Karan is busy. But we waited and when he came out, he says Inder keep in touch with Garima at the moment there is no work for you, Pallavi also said that Shah Rukh Khan too behaved the same way. “He met Inder and said he will call you in a week . At the moment there is no work. This all happened on the set of Zero. Later (he) was even asked to keep in touch with his manager Pooja… she did the same wat Garima did…. Can one imagine and believe dat there has not been any work available in these two production houses,” she stressed.
She questioned as to why such big personalities find it difficult to help “talented people”. “Karan Johar has said many times he works with stars… well my husband was a star … still people remember him by his work. Why is it so difficult for these big shots to help talented people. What are they scared of? Or we can just say they are bad human beings… Pretending to be nice.” In the end she says, Nepotism should stop… people are dying and these big shots are still not understanding the effect. Government should take strict action against such people.”