I Have Personally Never Experienced Nepotism: Anushka Sharma

“I am an outsider and Aditya Chopra launched me in a big film,” says Anushka Sharma.

Anushka Sharma was launched by Aditya Chopra’s Yash Raj Films in Band Baaja Baaraat. Call it luck or pure acting chops, the actor takes up the nepotism debate which has been sparked since Kangana Ranaut called Karan Johar the “flag-bearer of nepotism” on his show, Koffee With Karan. She admits that she has personally never experienced it.

Anushka Sharma, ActorWe all have different journeys and different experiences and I am sure the actors sitting next to me on the stage will agree on this part. Aditya Chopra gave me my launchpad. Yes, I am an outsider and he launched me in a big film. Similarly, he has launched Ranveer Singh and Parineeti Chopra and we three are completely from a non-filmy background. Going by my experience, I have a lot of respect for Aditya Chopra because he gave a platform to the actors and I have personally never experienced it [nepotism]. For me, things changed after Band Baaja Baaraat and then people started taking me seriously and that film literally changed my life.