While it is a bit more convenient for star kids to get career opportunities in Bollywood, they almost always face a certain degree of backlash from audience for using their parents’ influence. Actor Harshvardhan Kapoor recently shared that he often gets extra attention and faces extra criticism cause of being a star kid.
He told The Indian Express, “There is a lot of spotlight (on my work) right from the start. That is more because of the lineage than me just being a young actor. I don’t think I am doing anything brave or courageous by making these choices. It is just that I am doing it for myself.”
Harshvardhan further added, “There is always going to be some sort of criticism but I think it is becoming less and less as people see each performance. But there will always be a little bit of … until I probably do a mainstream film that kind of makes money, there will always be a little bit of, ‘oh it’s very niche’, ‘it’s very personal’.”
The actor further shared that his career strategy is to stay genuine and honest to himself. He said, “I don’t think about anybody when I decide to do something, I think only about myself. Because I feel that’s when you are honest and you are supposed to do things for yourself and people are supposed to like it out of accident and not out of design.”