Punjabi film actress Sonam Bajwa recently spoke about the privileged position of star kids in Bollywood, citing Sara Ali Khan and Ananya Panday as examples of actors who have direct access to filmmakers. In an interview with Bollywood Bubble, she revealed that unlike her, these actresses can go to Karan Johar’s house and discuss projects and get auditions.
Sonam, who has carved a niche for herself in Punjabi films and has acted in Tamil and Telugu films, has been vocal about the challenges faced by outsiders in Bollywood. In a recent interview, she revealed how disheartened she was when her song was axed from the movie Street Dancer 3D. Despite not wanting to do the song initially, she agreed to it because of the seniority of the team, but when it did not make the final edit of the film, she felt let down.
This incident highlights the struggles faced by outsiders in the film industry, who often struggle to get opportunities despite being talented. Sonam’s frank admission about the insider-outsider culture prevailing in Bollywood has sparked a much-needed conversation about the need for inclusivity and diversity in the industry.
Sonam will soon be seen in Punjabi film Godday Godday Chaa, which is due to be released soon. She is also set to appear in Carry On Jatta 3, where she will reunite with Gippy Grewal.