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Should children of former film stars get 10-15 chances to prove themselves whereas newcomers with no godfathers fade away after 1 or 2 movies? Is it fare? There are very few Shahrukh Khans and Preity Zintas but tonnes of Saif Ali Khans and Abhisheik Bachchans.

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Posted: 09 June 2005 at 10:18am | IP Logged
Actually it is not fare.These star kids use their parents influence and bag films. But it is not fare on the part of non star kids who have to struggle to get even a single movie though they have good acting talents.See Sharukh khan he didn't get success easily.He has to work hard to get this status.





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Posted: 09 June 2005 at 11:13am | IP Logged
yea i gotta agree.....ppl hu use der parentz name ruin every1 else's chances 4 ,makin it 2 da big screen. jus cuz der parentz r talented dun mean dey r 2...luk @ abhisheik 4 example he cant act @all but bcamr famous cuz he born 2 a celeb(sorry sai di n all other abhi fanz but sai di u over him n on 2 gotu now riteWink)..........ppl shud b given da role b/c of der skilz not cuz of der parentz skillz or fame


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Posted: 09 June 2005 at 11:47am | IP Logged

   i think the issue is open to discussion. film industry is not just about art and talent but also cold blooded money making business. most children of former stars succeed not only because of thier contacts and parent's clout but also because they know how the industry operates and what they need to stay. they know the right places to learn dance, acting , stunts, ways to handle publicity, look right and have the required confidence(they can be like a polished diamond or a plain stone that still shines like diamond), a newcomer in comparison is there just with the talent(he is like an undiscovered diamond with potential, someone has to take pain to groom him, teach him the necessary skills....which means investment of a lot of money and time). for those who think that these children have it easy are mistaken...they are countinuously judged by the sucess of thier parents.esha deol, abhishek...etc are not bad but they fail becoz they are compared to thier celebrity parents. on the other hand few stars(even childrens) compromise.....karishma and kareena did not suceed initially but they the moment they got out of thier clothes they became big hits(karishma has a number of vulgar b grade govinda starrers to her credit which made her immensely popular....kareena seems ready to pop out of her dresses in a second's notice). then there are children of celebrity who work immensely hard and try new things  which ensures thier popularity(hrithik roshan, amir khan, akshay khanna, ajay devgan, kajol....come in this category). there are also a lot of people who have failed and were given no more than one or two chances(mohnish behl, karan kapoor, puru rajkumar....and many others). they either decided to play on tube, become villians or move to a different career.

       btw sharukh khan has had the easiest rise in people suceeding with no filmi background.he starred fauji just after college...he was later cast in baajigaar by the director who was impressed with his work in fauji(the catch was that the lead was a negative character and none of the established actors wanted to do it ). rest is history after that.


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i think puru rajkumar did not get the full exposure or did not make good use of his connection with the film industry . i would have liked to see him as a leading hero.

 milind sonam deserves better roles.

as for those actor/actress  already with connections in the film industry are lucky because atleat they get ( most of the times) more than  one chane as a leading hero to improve their acting otherwise they would not even qualify to appear in an add .


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Posted: 26 June 2005 at 4:26am | IP Logged

 Lovely topic Anju.

    On the far side, yes it does look unfair that the children of the stars seem to have it easy.

    However, IMHO, it's grossly unfair to say that they stay on the bandwagon or are given an opportunity only becuase of the status of their star parents. Every parent, film star or not, try to give the best career choice to their kids. If they want to be an engineer, then they get to go to the best schools in the world because they can afford it and then are  probably even provided with enough back up to succeed in their career as well. But that can never ensure their success.Ultimately, if they succeed, it is because they have it in them.

    Look at the stars out there today. As we can see, almost half of them are star kids who were given the intial chance because of their parents. But only those could stay on who could ensure the filum pandits of raking in the moolah. Kajol is big, has the strength to carry a film on her shoulders. So does Ajay Devgan. Both come from influential filmy backgrounds. Yet today both are where they are not because of their parents, but because each of them is a powerhouse of talent. Infact, the first Kajol starrer was a miserable flop. It was baazigar which got her where she is. The rest of course is history and has got nothing to do with her parents. Same with Rani or Hritik or Aamir. In fact, even if they had not been star kids, I have this belief that they would have done equally well.  Because if you are really capable and the producer knows your performance means money, they will cast you. That is why we have a priety Zinta or an Aishwarya Rai  or an Amrita Rao or Manoj Bajpai or a Rajpal Yadav or an Anupam Kher or even Mallika Sherawat for that matter. They all are there because they have made money for their producers and they have proved they have what it takes.

  Or else if it was only numerous chances that made a star, then perhaps Kishan Kumar, Gulshan Kumar's brother, would have been the greatest star of them all.

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