Sona Mohapatra claims Bollywood has a toxic star system
Singer Sona Mohapatra weighed in on the insider-outsider debate in Bollywood that has reignited after the sudden demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The “Ambarsariya” singer in a tweet said that the actors get ‘disproportionate returns’ from the success of a film, while ‘actual creators of content like writers’ are not rewarded.
A system that does not reward actual creators of content like writers but keeps making ‘stars’ out of one lot-‘heros-heroines’is likely to reap nothing glorious in the long run.Just more mediocrity.Nepotism flourishes cus audiences allow it to.The toxic ‘Star System’ is the same. https://t.co/4X9FQxFYt7
— Sona Mohapatra (@sonamohapatra) July 22, 2020
On Wednesday, Sona took to twitter to express her views on the ongoing debate on nepotism. The singer in a tweet wrote, “Insider ho ya outsider.When it comes to this ‘category’, mostly it’s ‘I Me Myself’. Narcissistic, self-absorbed & zero concern for the 100 others who actually make a good film happen which gives only this ‘category’ disproportionate returns. The rest can keep slogging. Who cares.”
“A system that does not reward actual creators of content like writers but keeps making ‘stars’ out of one lot — ‘heros-heroines’ is likely to reap nothing glorious in the long run. Just more mediocrity. Nepotism flourishes cus audiences allow it to. The toxic ‘Star System’ is the same,” she added in another tweet.