Sooraj Pancholi: ‘Nepotism tag makes me angry because people think you don’t work hard’


Actor Sooraj Pancholi says whereas it’s troublesome for everybody to make their area in Bollywood, star children have an extra problem of coping with hate within the age of social media.

Pancholi, son of actors Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab, stated the truth that some people imagine that he’s a beneficiary of nepotism usually makes him “angry”.

“I wouldn’t say it’s easy for anyone. Only the good and the best will remain, the rest will not be able to sustain in the industry. It has happened to the best people from the best family… The nepotism tag does sometimes make me angry (because) people think you don’t work hard,” Pancholi instructed PTI.

What has additionally contributed to intense scrutiny of actors from movie households, Pancholi stated, is the emergence of social media which might be stinging in its criticism.

“The industry is not the same anymore. There’s a certain kind of dislike for some people from the film family anyway. So it is very difficult. Social media has taken over. Everyone’s a critic now and hate can spread in a second,” the actor stated.

Pancholi, 30, made his debut with filmmaker Nikkhil Advani’s 2015 action-drama “Hero”, which was backed by famous person Salman Khan and veteran director Subhash Ghai.

He has since featured in two extra movies — 2019 drama “Satellite Shankar” and “Time To Dance”, which opened within the theatres final week.

The movie, directed by Stanley Menino D’Costa, paired him reverse actor Katrina Kaif’s sister Isabelle Kaif.

Pancholi stated although he loves the motion style, he’s eager to experiment as an actor.

“My genre is action. I love action films and I’ve been trained specifically for that. But with OTT platforms, I want to take up all kinds of roles. I want to do a serious drama or even a negative role. I don’t want to be typecast as just an action star.”

Pancholi is at present prepping for his upcoming biopic on Hawa Singh, often known as the daddy of Indian boxing.

The actor stated the movie, based mostly on the true story of the long-lasting heavyweight boxer, will present him in a brand new gentle.

“You’ll get to see a different me. I don’t think anyone expected me to do a film like this, so I’m excited for people to watch the film. There’s a lot of intense physical preparation for it which I’ve started,” Pancholi stated.

A recipient of the Arjuna Award and the Dronacharya Award, Singh dominated Indian and Asian Boxing in his weight class for a decade.

The movie will likely be directed by Prakash Nambiar and produced by Sam S Fernandes and Kamlesh Singh Kushwaha.


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