"It is like an unorganised sector."
Actor Ranvir Shorey has made a shocking revelation claiming there are five to six celebrities who are secretly ruling the entire Bollywood industry.
The actor has weighed in on the nepotism debate as well as the insider versus outsider debate in the film industry.
Speaking to Mumbai Mirror, Ranvir has expressed his concern for the problems in the industry. He said:
“This entire insider versus outsider and nepotism debate can be summed up under one term – cartelisation.”
Ranvir Shorey continued to mention that the industry is like an “unorganised sector.” He said:
“Bollywood is still not an ‘industry’ on paper. It is like an unorganised sector.”
“In such a situation, some big names and banners co-operate for their gains and reap the profit while also gaining control over the entire operation.
“In cartelisation, five to six big players come together and capture the entire market. The same thing exists in the film industry as well.”
Ranvir further explained what nepotism is. He said:
“No one cares if you pass on your money and assets to your son, daughter, nephew or any other relative.
“The problem here is that along with the money, the entire reputation, fame, and goodwill are also passed on.
“A renowned barber will obviously pass on his shop to his son, and not the other best barber in the city, which is fine.”
“But now, even though the son has never cut a single hair, people will flock to him because of the reputation of his father. This is what nepotism is.”
Ranvir Shorey is an accredited actor with many fans and accolades under his belt. However, he opened up about being rejected. He revealed:
“In multi-starrer films, big directors will only flash the names of the bigger stars and we do not even get a mention.
“Good actors with no famous backing don’t even get nominations at award shows most of the times.”
Ranvir Shorey has starred in many hit films during his 18-year career. These include Aaja Nachle (2007), Singh is Kinng (2008), Fashion (2008), Ek Tha Tiger (2012) and Heroine (2012) just to name a few.
Recently, Ranvir got into an online spat with filmmaker Anurag Kashyap when he called out the “hypocrisy of independent film-crusaders.”
Ranvir Shorey is just one of many who have come out in retaliation of the dark secrets in Bollywood.