OPEN LETTER: Saif Ali Khan, You Disrespected Kangana Ranaut Even In Your Apology
Instead of making a clean apology like Karan Johar and Varun Dhawan, Saif Ali Khan decided to mansplain what nepotism really is. Entitled much?
So, KJo and Varun Dhawan politely apologised to Kangana through Twitter and media outlets for the IIFA debacle and their “Nepotism Rocks” chant along with Saif Ali Khan. Of course, KJo also posted a photograph of his children’s hands at the same time on Instagram – his kids, whom he had happily forgotten during the barrage of selfies and pouts he posted leading up to IIFA. Varun, one must note, has a new film coming up. So, let’s not upset the media cycle, eh?
But sweet, sweet Saif Ali Khan thinks he has intellectualised, because, well, what’s Nawabi about a polite apology to a woman for publicly bullying her in front of the whole world? Oh no! How will the big fat throbbing male ego survive? So, Saif gives an interview and instead of apologising makes some outrageously daft comments which are disrespectful and infuriating.
“I was quite disturbed after the show. I think the humour could’ve been of a higher calibre given that Karan and I were hosting it. It’s not befitting of what my work has been, and it’s certainly not the kind of work I’m currently doing.”
Right. Because you didn’t read the script before the show, did you? You, as an entitled successful Bollywood Nawab, will not be heard by Karan Johar (your industry BFF for ages) if you had any objections? This is so similar to Saif crying foul about Humshakals AFTER the film released. Because when you were running away from Ram Kapoor in drag, you didn’t know that you were doing something painfully shitty? But wait, you just signed a deal with Netflix, didn’t you? You have to blame someone for your mistakes, don’t you? You have to come across as posh-intelligent-talented, don’t you?
“People knew who I was because of my parents but that didn’t necessarily give me an easy ride. Look at the spate of terrible movies I’ve starred in and you know that phase lasted for a long while.”
I am going to quote Wikipedia here: In 1991, Khan was cast as the male lead in Rahul Rawail’s romantic drama Bekhudi (1992) alongside debutante Kajol, but after completing the first shooting schedule of the film, he was considered to be unprofessional by Rawail and was replaced by Kamal Sadanah.
Nepotism is not about ability. It is not about continued success. It is about that first opportunity and making sure that getting that first “break” is a cakewalk.
“It’s easy to confuse nepotism with genetics. Maybe there is something in the genes too that makes many of Raj Kapoor’s descendants actors or Pataudis cricketers. I think it’s actually eugenics and genetics that’s coming into play.”
Eugenics: The science of improving a population by controlled breeding to increase the occurrence of desirable heritable characteristics.
I didn’t know the Pataudis and the Kapoors were practicing controlled breeding. Is that why you married a Kapoor, Saif? To “increase the occurrence of desirable heritable characteristics”?
Do you realise how NAZI that sounds in today’s day and age?
“…this privileged versus the unaffiliated leads to a great deal of unfairness. Nepotism is also not to be confused with campism. What Kangana might be talking about is that people generally promote their own people…It’s actually business. Nepotism is Donald Trump putting his son at the helm of things instead of someone more suited for the job.”
I have three things to say here:
One, Kangana knows what she is talking about. We all do. We don’t know why you don’t, Mr. Eugenics.
Two, nepotism breeds campism. Birds of rich fathers flock together and working with each other – exactly what she is talking about.
Three, so when you decided to produce the debut of Kareena’s cousin (Armaan Jain) and Imtiaz Ali’s brother (Arif Ali) – the absolutely disastrous Lekar Hum Deewana Dil – unlike Trump, you were giving them the jobs because they were best suited for it? Did you not commit both nepotism and “campism” (it is not an actual word, but oh well)? Now that YRF is launching Armaan’s brother, Aadar, is that not nepotism and campism too?
Read the full interview here.