The much-anticipated second episode of Koffee with Karan Season 8, dedicated to honoring the esteemed Deol family legacy, made its debut today. Brothers Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol took center stage in a candid and compelling conversation with host Karan Johar. The show delved into the ups and downs of their careers, featured heartfelt messages from their families, and explored various aspects of the film industry’s dynamics. As scions of a cinematic dynasty, Sunny and Bobby also addressed the ongoing discourse surrounding nepotism in Bollywood.
Sunny Deol’s Perspective on the Nepotism Debate
In the latest installment of Koffee with Karan Season 8, the discussion turned to nepotism, with Karan Johar inviting his guests, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol, to share their thoughts. Sunny expressed his viewpoint, remarking, “I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s just nonsensical.” He believed that people often use the term in frustration or as a scapegoat when they face challenges or are unable to achieve their goals.
Addressing Karan, Sunny emphasized that his and Bobby’s success was based on their individual talents and merits, not external factors. He acknowledged that their father, Dharmendra, paved the way for their entry into the industry, but he considered it a natural aspect of familial support.
Sunny argued that discussing nepotism without careful consideration doesn’t hold water.
Bobby Deol’s Take on the Lack of Guarantee in Being a Star Kid
Bobby Deol contributed to the conversation, highlighting that their parents didn’t come from the film industry, and they earned their success through hard work. He stated, “We didn’t choose to be born to them. We were fortunate to be born to them. We didn’t request it; it was given to us.” Bobby questioned why they should bear the burden of nepotism and encouraged people to examine his career as an example, underscoring that being a star kid doesn’t ensure success.
Sunny further reinforced this point by referencing the 20-year gap before the success of his film Gadar 2, emphasizing the challenges he faced during that period.