"But nobody goes around crying about it."
Sonakshi Sinha took aim at outsiders when she gave her opinion on nepotism within Bollywood.
The topic has received a lot of attention ever since Sushant Singh Rajput’s tragic death as it was found that his mental health suffered due to losing out on roles.
It is widely believed that that the children of established actors are given preference over outsiders when it comes to acting roles.
This has led to ‘star kids’ being criticised.
However, Sonakshi Sinha, the daughter of veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha, criticised those with no connections to the film industry who have spoken about being dropped from films in favour of a ‘star kid’.
She revealed that she has also lost out on projects in the past.
Sonakshi admitted to losing out on films, calling it “a part and parcel of the job”.
She elaborated: “Of course. Who hasn’t?
“Like this whole star kid debate is useless because it is not like no star kid hasn’t lost out on a project because of somebody else.
“But nobody goes around crying about it.
“It’s okay, it happens to everyone. Deal with it, dude. That’s life. There is no point talking about spilt milk.”
Sonakshi went on to talk about how her father lost out on many projects.
“Chalo, forget me. My father also, who was not a star kid, has lost out on many projects.
“It happens to every actor, it’s part and parcel of the job.
“It’s not something which is so unheard of or so new, it happens to everyone and it has been happening.
“Like I said, it’s part and parcel of the job, you move on with your life, work hard and keep at it.”
Sonakshi Sinha made her debut in the Salman Khan hit Dabangg in 2010 and in September 2021, she completed 11 years in the film industry.
She has acted in films such as Rowdy Rathore, Lootera, R… Rajkumar, Force 2 and Ittefaq.
The actress was last seen in Bhuj: The Pride of India alongside Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Nora Fatehi and Sharad Kelkar.
Sonakshi is set to make her digital debut in an Amazon Prime series directed by Reema Kagti and Ruchika Oberoi.
In the untitled project, she will play a police officer, which also stars Vijay Varma, Gulshan Devaiah and Sohum Shah.