Saif Ali Khan trolled for ‘Victim of Nepotism’ comment

Actor Saif Ali Khan has been ridiculed online for his comment about being a “victim of nepotism.” Several memes have been trending on Twitter.

Saif Ali Khan trolled for ‘Victim of Nepotism’ comment f

“Not only Saif Ali Khan but also Taimur has been a victim of Nepotism.”

Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan has come under fire for referring to himself as a “victim of nepotism.”

The 49-year-old actor has been trending on Twitter for all the wrong reasons with many memes being shared online to ridicule Saif.

The Hum Tum actor is the son of veteran actress Sharmila Tagore and cricketing legend Tiger Pataudi.

Ever since the unfortunate demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, the nepotism debate has resurfaced.

Previously, Saif Ali Khan has been vocal about his stance on championing nepotism.

According to an interview with The New Indian Express, Saif opened up about the inequality in the film industry. He said:

“There is inequality in India that needs to be explored. Nepotism, favouritism and camps are different subjects.

“Even I have been a victim of nepotism but nobody speaks of that. I’m happy to see more people from film institutes come to the forefront.”

Despite the actor’s comments on inequality and merit, Saif went on to explain why he was disadvantaged by nepotism rather than benefitted by it.

Without revealing any names, he claimed that someone’s father had advised a filmmaker not to cast him.

Numerous memes are being shared online to ridicule and mock the actor.

Some users reminded Saif of his daughter Sara Ali Khan who is commonly referred to as a star child.

One user wrote:

“Saif Ali Khan says he is a victim of Nepotism, then Sara Ali Khan is definitely a victim of her acting skills!”

A second user said:

“Not only Saif Ali Khan but also Taimur has been a victim of Nepotism.”

Other users also bought up the time when Saif won the National Award for Best Actor for his role in the 2004 film, Hum Tum.

In fact, many people questioned the authenticity of the actor’s win. This was because his mother Sharmila was chief of the Censor Board and believed she influenced the result.

Many users also highlighted that there were more deserving actors for the award such as Shah Rukh Khan for his performance in Swades (2004).

Rohit Agrawal on Twitter wrote:

“Saif Ali Khan says that he has been a victim of nepotism. Yeah that’s why you had got National Award for Hum Tum instead of SRK for Swades. Slow clap for you #Saifalikhan.”

Another user, who shared the same thought said:

“#SaifAliKhan Khan saying I was also victim of nepotism. The biggest robbery in national awards happened because of your mum actually.

“Everyone was sure SRK is getting it for Swades. But Saif got it for usual Rom Com Hum Tum.”

In addition, other users trolled Saif for his failed years in the industry. One user wrote:

“Dear Saif, You were flop for so many years, despite that you keep getting opportunities unless you did Dil Chahta Hai.

“All your films were sheer crap you keep getting work because you belong to the fraternity.”

On the work front, the actor last appeared on the big screen in Jawaani Jaaneman (202o) and Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior (2020).

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