Contrary to what some Bollywood celebrities believe, living in poverty, making EMI payments, and taking local trains won't make them seem "down to earth." These wealthy celebrities can't join the Instagram trend or craze that is poverty.


By all means, nepo youngsters born with a silver spoon in their mouth must work twice as hard to show they are deserving of all the privileges and the head start in life they received. But what happens when these affluent and entitled youngsters, rather of recognising their advantages, launch into a rant about how they had to work tirelessly to put food on the table when it is obvious that they didn't? For instance, Janhvi Kapoor's most recent movie, Miligot, received more positive reviews than the other two movies that came out last week.


 Janhvi stated, "I don't want to take it [social media] so seriously," in an interview with a publication. I use social media to have fun. I'm hoping that if I come off as cute and five more people comment on my images, I'll acquire another brand and be better able to pay off my EMIs than I was before.


According to a MensXp report, Janhvi Kapoor is reported to be worth a staggering Rs 66 crores based on her acting salaries, brand endorsements, and real estate holdings (which include a collection of high-end vehicles and a lavish Mumbai home).


Janhvi – it is one thing to be entitled but to be ignorant and misinformed about the socio-economic status of the country you live in and profit from – is very, very problematic. Why do Bollywood stars think they have to pretend to be ‘poor’ (looking at you, Janhvi) and pretend to be a cheapskate (looking at you, Sara) to appear down to earth and relatable?


There are numerous examples that demonstrate that one can be wealthy and still be humble. You can't join the Instagram trend or craze that is poverty. It's troubling and depressing at the same time that the management of some of these celebrities (apparently) believes that this is a good PR tactic.

The problems of the poor and the marginalised are minimised when Bollywood celebrities practise aesthetic poverty and pretend to pay EMIs.

There are countless examples. The same goes for the ineptitude and outright insensitivity displayed by some of our Bollywood actors in making these remarks. Why do Bollywood stars pretend to be someone they are not in a time when everyone aspires to be genuine and true to themselves? Perhaps the best course of action would be for them to accept their privilege, own it, and use it to make the world a better place.