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.
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.