"I hope she proves her talent"
Suhana Khan, the daughter of established actor Shah Rukh Khan, is reportedly set to make her Bollywood debut.
According to reports, Khan is being launched by director Zoya Akhtar.
Akhtar is currently working on a Desi version of the comic book series Archie, and is considering Suhana Khan for a lead role.
Although she is yet to appear on the big screen, Suhana Khan has got some acting experience under her belt.
Back in 2019, she featured in Theodore Gimeno’s short film The Grey Part of Blue.
She is currently in the US studying at New York University, after spending time with her family in Mumbai during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Now, she is reportedly set to follow in her father’s footsteps by appearing on the silver screen.
Suhana Khan has been trending on social media since the news of her potential debut broke.
Many Twitter users are showing their support for Khan, with one saying:
“Would want her to go for a dreamy theatrical debut but this looks exciting too!
“Have seen her acting and I am already rooting for her #SuhanaKhan.”
Another Twitter user also took to the platform to support Khan in making a name for herself, rather than just being the daughter of Shah Rukh Khan.
i wish all the best to suhana genuinely rooting for her, i hope she proves her talent and creates a place for herself, i hope she has all the qualities of her father and enough of hers to become a prominent actress and not "srk's daughter" ??@iamsrk @gaurikhan #SuhanaKhan
— manyata ?? I (@srksfp) August 18, 2021
The user said:
“I wish all the best to Suhana genuinely rooting for her, I hope she proves her talent and creates a place for herself.
“I hope she has all the qualities of her father and enough of hers to become a prominent actress and not ‘SRK’s daughter’”
However, some believe that Khan’s debut just highlights the amount of nepotism present within the Bollywood industry.
Alongside Suhana Khan, Zoya Akhtar is also reportedly casting Sridevi and Boney Kapoor’s daughter Khushi and Saif Ali Khan’s son Ibrahim.
Speaking of this, one user said:
“Three nepo kids. Did they even have to audition? Female Karan Johar.”
Why bollywood sucks… New talents like ssr, Pankaj triphati and many more who struggled to get role…
They first serve tea to these nepo products then get back role then after lead role on seeing public demand..
— Techkhera (@techkhera) August 18, 2021
A second user said:
“Why Bollywood sucks… New talents like SSR, Pankaj Tripathi and many more who struggled to get a role…
“They first serve tea to these nepo products then get back role then after lead role on seeing public demand.
Another user said that, if Suhana Khan is a good enough actress, she could and should make her debut in the US rather than have it “served on a plate” in Bollywood.
The user said:
“If #Suhana Khan has a natural talent as an actress with all the money Shah Rukh Khan donated in @nyuniversity she should make her debut there, not being served on a plate by Bollywood nepotistic elite.
“Well, it is what it is – unjust put forward by @iamsrk @gaurikhan.”