Ekta Kapoor: Politicians, bureaucrats call me to cast their relatives in my films, shows

Written by Priyanka Sharma
| Mumbai |
Published: August 8, 2018 11:04:57 am

Producer Ekta Kapoor on Tuesday said she would rather cast an unknown face in her project than have a star kid, who doesn’t fit the character.

Ekta, who has launched some of the biggest TV stars like Smriti Irani, Prachi Desai and Mouni Roy, says she gets calls from influential people with requests to cast their kin but she only selects an actor on the basis of how good his or her audition goes.

The producer shared her opinion on nepotism at the trailer launch of her upcoming production, Laila Majnu. The film stars Avinash Tiwary and Tripti Dimri.

“If I felt that someone wasn’t good in the audition as Laila Majnu but they were Instagram stars or star kids then even if I would have sold the…

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