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New Delhi, Sep 29 : Actor Saif Ali Khan, who was earlier forced to apologise to actress Kangana Ranaut for taking a dig at her through the “nepotism rocks” act at the IIFA Awards, says he himself is against the term and feels it leads to mediocrity.

“There are a lot of things that get overhyped, but I think a lot of people feel very strongly about things like this (nepotism). They are privileged people and life can be very unfair to them. So, it’s good to discuss this. For the record, whatever jokes were made (on the award show), I have already explained my side,” Saif told IANS here on Thursday while promoting his forthcoming film “Chef”.

“I am very against nepotism and I think it leads to a lot of mediocrity. But, I still don’t understand whether star children fell under nepotism or whether the talent is somewhere the key.

“But, definitely being a star kid gets you in the door easily. Then again it depends when people will put their money on you, then you must get it back. The bottom line is — talent is good, nepotism is bad,” added the actor, who is son of late cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and veteran actress Sharmila Tagore.

Kangana was among the first ones who raised her voice against the existing nepotism in the entertainment industry and called filmmaker Karan Johar a “flag bearer of nepotism” on his popular chat show “Koffee With Karan”.

Later, Karan along with Saif and actor Varun Dhawan poked fun at Kangana at the IIFA Awards in July by saying that “nepotism rocks”. The three of them later apologised for their act.

Directed by Raja Krishna Menon, “Chef” is slated for a release on October 6.(ians)

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Deepika Padukone, Kangana Ranaut Turn up The Heat at Cannes 2018

Bold and daring, Deepika, Kangana raise fashion bar at Cannes

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Deepika Padukone at Cannes 2018
Deepika Padukone at Cannes 2018 (IANS)

Bold colours, style and cuts with daring plunging necklines and over the top looks were the mainstay for Bollywood actresses Kangana Ranaut and Deepika Padukone at the 71st Cannes Film Festival.

After making a statement in sheer ensembles for their first red carpet look earlier this week, they grabbed attention with their appearance on Friday.

Kangana gave the girly gown a miss for a retro-inspired sequinned jumpsuit with a daring neckline, from the label Nedo By Nedret Tacirogl. She let her natural curls add to the dramatic look, elevated by her heavily done smokey eyes. The actress is being hosted here by Grey Goose, which is celebrating cinematic excellence through its global platform for the celebration of cinematic craft, Vive Le Cinema.

Deepika Padukone and Kangana Ranaut
Deepika Padukone and Kangana Ranaut at Cannes (IANS)

The “Queen” star, who had earlier in the day stepped out in a pair of pants, brassiere and a coat, walked the red carpet of the film jamboree for the screening of “Jiang Hu Er Nv” by Jia Zhang-KE. this was her second red carpet appearance where she chose to wear a retro inspired outfit by Nedo By Nedret Taciroglu that had a plunging neckline.

On the other hand, Deepika’s second look at the red carpet as L’Oreal Paris brand ambassador, made heads turn as she stepped out in an elaborate shocking pink feathered jumpsuit by Ashi Studio Couture. She upstaged her look by teaming it with emerald stone Chopard jewels and a neat braided bun. For her look, she went with light smokey eyes and a nude lip, keeping the rest of the make-up luminescent.

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“Dreams really do come true… Cannes 2018,” Deepika Padukone posted on the instagram along with her look of the photo. (IANS)

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