New Delhi: Actor Sushant Singh Rajput's sudden demise has sent shockwaves across the country and with his death, the 'insider vs outsider' (nepotism) debate in Bollywood has reignited. A section of the internet believes that Sushant may have been a victim of nepotism, because of which he allegedly lost seven films despite having worked in some highly-acclaimed projects. Thus, to track nepotism in Bollywood, Sushant's brother-in-law has launched an app called Nepometer.
"The goal of this app is to provide you a percentage meter of how nepotistic or independent upcoming movies are and send you a notification to watch more independent movies. If the Nepometer is high, then it's time to #boycottbollywoodnepotism #boycottbollywood," is how the team has explained Nepometer.
https://www.facebook.com/Nepometer Dear Friends, Our family is devastated with #SushantSinghRajput ‘s passing away. We all want #justiceforsushantsinghrajput and request everyone to pray & demand for the truth to come out. This has also exposed the dark side of Bollywood and how some of the very few abuse & exploit independent artists. It’s time to take some concrete action on this front as well. I’m afraid that this momentum and outrage might fade away in few weeks. We all signed up for change. org petitions with great unity and it shows that we are looking for this Bollywood nepotism to change. I think the best way to make it happen is by using our own wallets and not watch movies that doesn’t support enough independent artists. But how do we remind ourselves about not watching nepotistic movies? And even if we can remember, how do we find alternative independent movies easily. Many independent movies just don’t make the cut of publicity to catch our eyes. Hence to support the growth of more independent movies, music and artists, we are creating an app/website called “Nepometer”. The goal of this app is to provide you a percentage meter of how nepotistic or independent upcoming movies are and send you notification to watch more independent movies. If the nepometer is high, then it’s time to #boycottbollywoodnepotism #boycottbollywood To make this successful we need your support. Please follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nepometer Twitter: https://twitter.com/nepometer and Instagram: https://instagram.com/nepometer so that we can let you know once the app is available to download. Please share and forward to your family and friends so that we can take some concrete action to fight this suppression and killing of talent of the commoners like us. #InMemoryOfSushant Thanks
The first film to have been measured in the app is Alia Bhatt's 'Sadak 2' and Nepometer found it to be 98% nepotistic.
The film was rated on the basis of five categories - producer, lead artists, supporting artists, director & writer. "Four out of five categories have Bollywood family members," the team said in an Instagram post.
#Sadak2 is 98% Nepotistic. We rated it based on 5 categories, Producer, Lead Artists, Supporting Artists, Director & Writer. 4 out of 5 categories have Bollywood Family members. When #nepometer is high, it’s time to #boycottbollywood Will you watch this movie? Tell us in comments.
'Sadak 2' is headlined by Alia, her sister Pooja Bhatt, Sanjay Dutt and Aditya Roy Kapur. It has been directed by Mahesh Bhatt, father of Alia and Pooja and produced by his brother Mukesh Bhatt.
The film will stream on Disney+ Hotstar.
Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide on June 14 in Mumbai. He was said to be under stress and depression for some months.