Aditya Chopra opens up on why brother Uday couldn’t become a star
Despite his reputation as a reclusive filmmaker and producer, Aditya Chopra has spoken out about his disappointment in his brother Uday’s failure to achieve mainstream fame. Actors with privilege, he said, would only be given the opportunity to enter the industry through the back door. After that, it’s up to the viewers to decide who they find most interesting and worthy of their attention
The YRF director said in the Netflix documentary series The Romantics, “One of the things that people tend to ignore, is that every person who comes from a privileged background is not successful.” “I have the words to express it without bringing up any third parties. I’ll use an example from my own family to explain.” Further inquiry elicited the following response: “My sibling has tried his hand at acting, but he hasn’t had much success. You are looking at the son of a major Hollywood director. A famous movie director’s brother, he is. YRF has introduced so many newcomers to the world, and we still couldn’t turn him into a star.”
His final point was that the only thing that can truly make someone famous in the entertainment industry is the support of the public. After all, only a viewing public can say, “I like this person, I want to see this person,” so why not do it for ourselves? On-demand video service ‘The Romantics’ currently features the show. This marks the final paragraph.