Ever since the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, whom some suspect was murdered, there has been a strong sentiment against nepotism in the film industry. The Producers Guild of India on Friday issued a strong statement against what it says is a campaign of slander to defame the film industry and its members.
"A concerted effort has been made to single out the film industry as one that specifically inhibits and prohibits new talent from the outside from thriving. This could not be further from the truth. There are scores of talented actors, directors, writers, musicians, cinematographers, editors and designers, production designers, costume designers, art directors and numerous other film professionals across multiple disciplines who have had absolutely no connection to the industry but have flourished and produced inspiring and pathbreaking work, which has defined and then refined Indian cinema," the PGI's statement said.
The statement urged aspirants not to fall for the "clickbait journalism" that has been peddling a "sensationalized narrative".