Ekta and Ayesha heat up nepotism debate!

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By HT

NEW DELHI, Aug. 10 -- The nepotism debate in Bollywood refuses to die down. Adding fuel to the fire, every other day, some celebrity speaks up against star kids being preferred in the film industry over outsiders. In the latest instance, producer Ekta Kapoor and actor Tiger Shroff's mother Ayesha Shroff had an argument of sorts on Twitter, recently.

Ekta posted the teaser for her upcoming production on Instagram, and wrote, "Promo in two hours max! Pls see a glimpse of this piece of cinema about raw timeless love untamed by the commerce of films helmed by the best @imtiazaliofficial and lived by two yet unknown talents who have no film legacy or star fathers or godfathers." 

Ayesha, whose son Tiger (with actor Jackie Shroff) made his debut with Heropanti (2014), replied to the post and wrote, "It's not a sin to have a star father my dear! Hard work and talent is the same no matter what caste, creed or lineage!!!".

Ekta, the daughter of yesteryear actor Jeetendra, had the last word when she responded to Ayesha's comment, stressing on the part that it's not easy to market a film with outsiders. "Not at all mam! I have one ;) but u have to admit for a producer to sell market n turn around a film with newcomers is far tougher with no lineage attached ! This is no slight to any star kid least of all tiger who is FANTASTIC! But a request to give other kids a chance too (sic)."