"take the name aside, will you look at them twice?"
Television actress Nia Sharma has criticised Bollywood star kids, stating there is nothing remarkable about them.
She asked if they did not have their famous surnames, would anyone “look at them twice”.
In an interview with Siddharth Kannan, Nia said:
“Somebody has the audacity to tell me that I am not ready for Bollywood and when you see a Bollywood star kid’s face, are they ready?
“Have they seen them? I am sorry but please don’t tell me I am not ready or I look a certain way or I have to shape up.
“We are all seeing who those people are, good for them, they are working and having big movies but you take the name aside, will you look at them twice? I am sorry but it’s the reality.
“They are doing very well, good for them.”
Nia also recalled having a meeting for a small role in Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi but called it a “stupid conversation” and a waste of her time.
She revealed: “There was a meeting for a bit part in Manikarnika. It was a stupid conversation.
“I didn’t go again. It was not a worthwhile conversation, it was a waste of time. And then he was like, ‘you look so hot’. I was like, ‘seriously?’”
Nia Sharma is known for being in shows like Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai and Jamai Raja.
She had previously stated that actors who are inactive on Instagram are missing out on roles.
On her own experience, Nia said:
“I don’t have that problem, I have that following because of the shows that I have done.”
“I am still adored and loved for the character I played in Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai, not for the Nia Sharma I am today.”
She added: “But if my Instagram account gets deleted, I’ll still get work, because that Instagram account came later and my work came first.
“Instagram is more like a business and we are making money out of it.”
In addition to TV serials, Nia Sharma has also been a part of reality shows such as Box Cricket League and Khatron Ke Khiladi 8.
In 2017, Nia Sharma made her OTT debut in Vikram Bhatt’s Twisted. In the web series, she played a supermodel.
Earlier in September 2021, Nia was seen in the music video for Shruti Rane’s son ‘Do Ghoont’.