Actress Suchitra Krishnamoorthi had taken to Twitter to say that groupism in Bollywood exists and claimed that Neha Dhupia, despite being an outsider, was a sycophant and new best friend of Karan Johar.
- Last Updated: August 9, 2020, 8:38 AM IST
Neha Dhupia has reacted to allegations by Suchitra Krishnamoorthi that she is a sycophant and the new best friend of filmmaker Karan Johar.
Suchitra had levelled the charges on her verified Twitter account.
Responding to Suchitra’s charges, Neha tweeted on Saturday afternoon: “Dear ma’am, this is possibly the most distasteful and disgraceful tweet I have ever read (trust me I have read a lot) to reduce a friendship of many years, that you know nothing about speaks volumes of you and the time you have at hand. I am proud to be self-made… a proud daughter, wife and mother and I have the deepest regards for women who can acknowledge that. #strongwomensupportstrongwomen.”
Earlier, levelling her allegation, Suchitra had tweeted: “Peeps its not #nepotisminbollywood one shld aggravate against but chamchagiri. I mean how did #nehadhupia suddenly get all these talk shows except that she is #karanjohars new bestie and #femina Missindia 2002!! – shes no blood relative or star kid is she.”
Suchitra had posted another tweet on Saturday clarifying her previous tweet. She wrote: “I knew i would get trolled. I have nothing personal against anyone. Of course nobody survives without talent. But do hear what a lot of people are saying – and young kids being boycotted bec of this whole nepotism debate. Its groupism that thrives (I used the word chamchagiri).”
i knew i would get trolled. i have nothing personal against anyone. Ofcourse nobody survives without talent. But do hear what a lot of people are saying – & young kids bng boycotted bec of this whole nepotism debate. Its groupism that thrives (i used the word chamchagiri) 🙄
— Suchitra Krishnamoorthi (@suchitrak) August 8, 2020
The nepotism debate has gained fresh momentum after the demise of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput on June 14, as netizens feel the late actor was a victim of the alleged practice in the film industry where star kids are given priority over outsiders.