Siddharth Anand’s recent aerial action film, “Fighter,” featuring Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone, and debutante Rishabh Sawhney as the main antagonist, has stirred controversy following shocking allegations made by self-proclaimed critic KRK.
In a recent YouTube video, KRK alleged that Rishabh Sawhney, hailing from a wealthy family background, paid a hefty sum of 25 crores to director Siddharth Anand to secure his role in the film. KRK further claimed that Sawhney’s entry into Bollywood mirrors that of actor Ranveer Singh, suggesting a trend of wealthy individuals paying for roles in the industry.
KRK’s allegations have sparked discussions online, with some Reddit users expressing agreement with his claims. One user noted their perplexity at the newcomer’s significant screen time in the film, likening it to established actors like Anil Kapoor or Deepika Padukone. The user’s observation, coupled with past industry instances, has led to speculation regarding the influence of monetary transactions in securing roles in Bollywood.
The controversy surrounding Sawhney’s alleged payment for his role in “Fighter” has raised questions about fairness and meritocracy within the film industry. As discussions continue, the spotlight remains on the practices of casting and the role of wealth and connections in shaping opportunities for aspiring actors in Bollywood.