“It is common for good actors to not get opportunities in India”; Saif Ali Khan on Privilege
Navi Mumbai: With an ongoing debate on Nepotism in the Bollywood industry, Actor Said Ali Khan, in a recent interview admitted that he had his own share of “privileges” because of his parents, however, he added he was happy to have shed these privileges with Vishal Bhardwaj.
In an article written about him, it was said that if he continued to do films like Omkara and Being Cyrus, he would be out of work soon, said the actor.
In a conversation with Anupama Chopra, speaking about being referred as ‘Khan sahib’ on the sets of Omkara after the first day of shooting, Khan said, “Being the kind of person I am, the films that I have done, there has also been as sense of privilege and lack of privilege, and people coming up the hard way and people coming up the easy way, there is always the feeling whether someone really deserves to be where they wannabe especially in an ensemble like this.
These were probably some of the undercurrents….some of who frankly had kind of doors opened for us by privilege of our birth and the kind of parents we have had.“
“It happens a lot in India that there are good actors that do not get the opportunities that sometimes some privileged people do,” Khan added.