New Delhi: Late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s brother-in-law Vishal Kirti has announced the launch of a website and page, called Nepometer, and rated Alia Bhatt’s upcoming movie Sadak 2 as 98 per cent ‘nepotistic’.
Created by my brother @mayureshkrishna in the memory of my brother in law @itsSSR https://t.co/sNSSJfQjy5
— vishal kirti (@vikirti) June 25, 2020
Captioned ‘Fight Bollywood Nepotism with Information’, the Nepometer provides ratings to movies based on whether the crew in the movie has people who are from the film industry or if they are those who have no connections to anyone in the film industry.
Fight Bollywood Nepotism with Information. We will provide rating for movies based on how nepotistic or independent movie crew is. If the #nepometer is high, then it’s time to #boycottbollywoodnepotism #fightnepotism pic.twitter.com/EkazMgtS6d
— nepometer (@nepometer) June 25, 2020
Launched on 25 June, the webpage was created by Mayuresh Krishna, an architect at VMware, which is a software that powers apps and services.
The first film the page rated was Sadak 2, which is yet to be released. According to the page, Sadak 2 was 98 per cent nepotistic.
The page stated it rated the movie based on five categories — producer, director, lead artists, writer and supporting artists, and found that 4 out of 5 of the categories had people who had connections to families in the Hindi movie industry.
According to the page, director and writer of the movie is Mahesh Bhatt, who is the son of Nanabhai Bhatt (a doctor). The lead cast has Alia Bhatt (Mahesh Bhatt’s daughter), Aditya Roy Kapur (producer Siddarth Roy Kapur’s brother), Sanjay Dutt (son of actors Sunil Dutt and Nargis), Pooja Bhatt (Mahesh Bhatt’s daughter) and Soni Razdan (Mahesh Bhatt’s wife). The producer of the movie is Mukesh Bhatt (Mahesh Bhatt’s brother).
The only person who did not have any film family connection is Gulshan Grover, who has a role of a supporting actor.
#Sadak2 is 98% Nepotistic. We rated it based on 5 categories, Producer, Lead Artists, Supporting Artists, Director & Writer. 4 out of 5 categories have Bollywood Family members. When #nepometer is high it’s time to #boycottbollywood
Will you watch this movie? Tell us in comments pic.twitter.com/LqZFhE6bk8
— nepometer (@nepometer) July 2, 2020
The post further said, “When #nepometer is high, it’s time to boycott Bollywood.”
Also read: Bollywood’s nepotism didn’t start with Karan Johar. But it must end with Sushant Singh Rajput
Rajput (34) was found hanging in his apartment in Mumbai on 14 June. The actor was last seen in the movie Chhichhore.
His death sparked huge outrage and raised questions about nepotism in the Hindi film industry. This resulted in producer-director Karan Johar and actor Alia Bhatt losing many followers on Instagram.
The Mumbai Police has initiated an investigation into his death and so far questioned his friends, rumoured girlfriend, actor Rhea Chakraborty, co-star of his last and soon-to-release movie Dil Bechara Sanjana Sanghi and Yash Raj Film’s casting director Shanoo Sharma.
The Mumbai Police also asked Yash Raj Films to show the contracts between the company and the deceased actor, and also sent summons to director Sanjay Leela Bhansali Thursday to appear for questioning.
Also read: No one in Bollywood killed Sushant Singh Rajput. Only the silence did
Nepotism at its peak : Sadak2 has Bhatt and 2 daughters, Dutt’s son Sanjay, Siddarth Roy Choudhary’s brother…
This is what intelligent people do. Fight injustice with information. My heartfelt prayers with Sushant’s family. Feels like a personal loss and the grief refuses to go away. I boycott nepotistic bollywood. Nepotism is inevitable but sidelining, belittling “outsiders” is NOT OK! Sushant was very bright, had screen presence and could own and hold a film. I suppose they could not digest that….
Tell that clever man to add a new operator to vague casteism in every film made. Pata chal jaega sara dikhawa aur pakhand. kitna bramhadwaad bhar hua hai bollywood mein. hai dum ?.
Its great initiative and to now it’s time to put pressure on Bollywood Mafia by boycotting all these Bollywood Criminals.
Don’t watch any of their movies.
FIGHT FOR JUSTICE
Its a good initiative that can be extended to various fields as well following its success….. I think its really nice writers like Revathu Krishnan (The Print) would bring it up as an article and spread awareness about it to people.
Especially in these times when we have lost one of the most brilliant actors.
Billy wood biggies gang up and milk the industry for self benefits and demotivate new commers like Sushant … Such ganging up should be called out and this nepometer is perfect tool to call out this wrong practice in industry .. kudos ..
Nepotism may exist it doesn’t mean that u torture out sider n indirectly or silently kiilll them for own security. Sushant will get justice n criminals will be caught. No body should watch movies of nepotism products, throw them out please.
Way to go! Nepometer should put fear into Bollywood gangs. Hit them where it hurts.
The Nepometer is a good move. Bollywood is a den of mediocrity and nepotism. People like Mahesh Bhatt epitomize this malaise. In the past Sanjay Dutt even been convicted of colluding with Pakistani terrorists during the 1993 blasts that claimed hundreds of innocent lives; Bhatt’s son escaped charges of collaborating with David Headly who prepared the 26/11 attack. Yet these people continue to thrive in Bollywood. Naming and shaming might work, hopefully. And give a boost to those with merit.
Mahesh Bhatt’s father was also a filmmaker. Not sure if he was also a qualified doctor.
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