- Soha says “favourism exists” but the public can make a difference
- “You have the power to make people you love into stars”: Soha
- “You can’t blame others,” she added
Soha Ali Khan, daughter of actress Sharmila Tagore, said Zoom TV in a digital interview, although patronage exists, the public can tell the difference. Soha’s interview comes days after her actor husband Kunal Kemmu was kicked out of the panel of actors announcing seven major releases on Disney + Hotstar – her film Lootcase is also among the top seven releases – but more on that later. Asked about Kunal Kemmu’s omission from the panel, Soha Ali Khan said: “When it comes to words like patronage and equal opportunity, it is not something that has arisen in the past month. It exists and it is not unique to film industry or even India … (But) people have to look within themselves. You can’t blame others. Whenever it’s a systemic problem … a general problem , you have to see how you can make a difference. If you want someone to be celebrated, loved, buy their tickets, see their movies, follow them on social media and do that, “said Soha Ali Khan.
“Sure, patronage exists and there’s no point in saying it. But I believe in the power of the movies. And don’t forget next week … You have the power to make people you like stars or heroes, “added Soha Ali Khan.
Back at Kunal Kemmu, after exclusion from the panel, the Kalyug actor tweeted: “Respect and love are not demanded, they are earned. If someone doesn’t give it to us, it doesn’t make us smaller. Just give us a pitch to play and so can we.
Here is the tweet:
Izzat aur pyaar maanga nahi kamaya jaata hai. Koi na de toh usse hum chhote nahi hote. Bas maidaan khelne ke liye barabar de do chhalaang hum bhi oonchi laga sakte hai
– kunal kemmu (@kunalkemmu) June 29, 2020
Apart from Kunal Kemmu, actor Vidyut Jammwal, whose film Khuda Hafiz is also part of seven films released on Disney + Hotstar, was not invited to represent his film.