We already knew but we got to hear, bold and clear for the first time when Kangana Ranaut said to filmmaker Karan Johar on his chat show that he is the ‘Flag bearer of Nepotism’. It didn’t quite went well with everyone in the industry though.
So, we have many star kids making stunning debuts throughout the years and then we also have actors and actress whom we never knew to be from a lineage, strongly connected to Bollywood. So, here are some stars whom you’ll get to know all over again.
We all know that how his wife Kajol holds a very filmy lineage with both of her parents. But little did we know that Ajay Devgan’s father Veeru Devgan was a famous action choreographer and his mother, Veena Devgan was also a famous producer.
We first saw this beautiful actress opposite Hrittik Roshan in Kaho na Pyaar Hein. We knew that she had no Bollywood lineage but her grandfather, Barrister Rajni Patel was the Committee President of Congress Pradesh in Mumbai.
We first saw Ruslaan in the film Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar Hai, where he was quite promising enough. He is the son of Anjana Mumtaz whom you’ll remember as Shilpa Shetty’s mother in the film Dhadkan.
He made his debut in Love Story 2050 opposite Priyanka Chopra. He is not an outsider in this film industry, as his father Harry Baweja is a notable film director. He directed films like Imtihaan and Commando.
5.Neil Nitin Mukesh
He debuted in 2007 with his film Johny Gaddar. He has a very strong Bollywood connection with both of his father, Nitin Mukesh and grandfather Mukesh, being playback singers.
He made quite a debut in 2005 with the film Iqbal. His aunt Jayashree t worked in many regional as well as Hindi language films in the ’70s and ’80s. Her last was Chalte Chalte.
We never got to know about his filmy lineage. His father, Arun Ahuja was a known face in the Bollywood Industry in the ’40s. His career almost stopped after his film Aulad tanked at the box office.
We know so much about this Kapoor family of Bollywood, be it Sonam, Arjun or Jahnvi. We even know Anil Kapoor’s brothers, Sanjay and Boney Kapoor. What we don’t know is that Anil Kapoor’s father, Surinder Kapoor was a famous producer.
When she made her debut with Vicky Donor in 2012 opposite Ayushmaan Khurana, very few knew that her father, Mukesh Gautam is a Punjabi film director and also the president of PTC Punjabi Networks.
His father Suresh Oberoi was quite a famous actor in Bollywood during the ’80s and ’90s. He last appeared on screen with the Kannada film, Attahasa.
So, did you knew about them?