Favouritism in Bollywood is a reality which everyone knows and Karan Johar is no exception. Kangana had the guts to speak her mind and needs to be appreciated for that. Not that star kids are not talented but the opportunities and breaks that they get, the bigger projects and big budgeted films are far bigger. Plus they get the breaks along with superstars to start with and get major mileage as compared to outsiders. Therefore it's not a level playing field any which way. We have super successful actors like Deepika, Priyanka, Anushka, Shahrukh, Akshay, and John Abraham who are rank outsiders. Rest all are star kids…Salman, Saif, Aamir Khan, Sunny Deol, Anil Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor. Abhishek Bachchan could not have survived some 10-12 successive flops had his dad not been Amitabh. Kangana was right in saying Karan is the flag bearer of nepotism in Bollywood as he introduced Alia, Varun for eg in the film Student of the Year when he was in a good position to give outside talent a chance and has never given an outsider a chance if one observes closely.
— Chandrakant Kotian, Mumbai