Now here is the latest on nepotism in the field of entertainment.
The new season of the show "The Great Indian Laughter Challenge" to be hosted Akshay Kumar goes on air tomorrow. The highlight of the first episode is the popular standup comedian Raju Srivastava who not only features as the celebrity guest but also introduces his younger brother Dipoo Srivastava on the show who is one of the participants in the competition and blesses him. This has steered a controversy where people are accusing Raju Srivastav for promoting nepotism by introducing his brother to the show by using his clout as a senior comedian.
RAJU SRIVASTAV AND AKSHAY KUMAR
We got in touch with Raju Srivastav and here is what he has to say, “First of all it is not true at all that I have used any influence or pulled any strings for Dipoo to enter the show. Deepu himself is very talented and is in this field over a decade. He entered in the competition on his own and was selected on his own merit after going through the rounds of auditions! Once he was selected as one of the participants and channel came to know that he was my younger brother, they contacted me to be the celebrity guest in their first episode and to introduce and bless my brother on the show. The rumors of me using my influence to put my brother on the show, using my influence or encouraging nepotism are unfounded and baseless! In fact i don't believe in nepotism at all."
Then with a smile he adds, ""Nepotism only works in the field of politics, but it doesn't work at all in any creative field. Be it film industry or TV shows like this. Though my blessings are with my brother, I hope and pray…May the best wins!"