Amaal Mallik

Sushant Singh Rajput’s death has shaken up the film industry as well as the music industry and it has yet again sparked the nepotism debate. It left Bollywood divided. Most of the star kids are targetted for being the product of nepotism. But star kids like Amaal and Armaan had their own struggles in the industry despite being Daboo Malik’s sons. Amaal Mallik recently spoke to us and said, “I have been knocked out of so many films due to politics or power games or people not liking my honesty or the way I approached my music. For me, music is my work and life. Now, people are coming out and saying that music industry main ye hota hain, woh hota hain. One such is Sonu Nigam. Everyone is talking about after 20 years of accomplished and flourished career and they can easily say now. But I believe that Armaan and I have spoken in our time and we have guided youngsters that this is not an easy place. You should have nerves of steel. If you are coming to Bollywood, be prepared for the worst because this industry is not a bed of roses.”

He further said, “There are people who have removed me from their films and their production houses have shut down. But you have to be confident. I want to tell everyone that ‘don’t give up’. Every industry has all these, so don’t just blame Bollywood. You either fight or don’t come to this industry. It’s a tough fight. Even I have cried nights over losing films. But you have to keep the fighting spirit on.”

Amaal also shared his own experiences of how it was not easy for him and Armaan to survive in the business. He said, “Armaan and I may be having the Malik tag but we have clawed our way up. Even when we got ‘Jai Ho’ with Salman Khan, it was the same process going to the Mehboob Studio waiting for seven hours for the man to come out of his van. The actor connected to me and he gave me the chance. After that, I didn’t have work for one year and I almost went to New Zealand to become a burger seller and start studying M.Com. We got accepted and rejected by people. ‘Sooraj Dooba Hain Yaaron’ was rejected by 40 producers and then Bhushan Kumar took it and the rest is where we are today.”

You can watch the interview here.

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Also Read: Amaal Mallik on Sushant Singh Rajput’s death: My heart says it cannot be suicide


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