Nepotism In Tollywood : The Famous Star Kids Of Bengali Film Industry

Bengali Film industry is facing the heat with actress Sreelekha Mitra's nepotism allegation. The actress has said in her youtube channel, Aami Sreelekha, that she never got the lead role in movies as Prosenjit had always favored Rituparna Sengupta, his lady love that time. That forced her to move into TV serials. She further alleged that noted filmmaker Srijit Mukherjee used to work with Swastika as they were having an affair. Swastika has questioned these allegations as to why always actresses are slut-shamed. Further, the superstar Prosenjit has also countered this by saying that he has worked with the maximum number of newcomers.

Bengali Industry does have actors who have a filmy background. But have they reached at the top just because of their connection or did talent play a fair role, let's figure out?

                          Famous Star Kids Of Tollywood


Abir Chatterjee

He is the son of actor Phalguni Chatterjee. Abir started his career with Bengali Serials. After toiling hard in the TV industry, he became successful in movies. Today, the Byomkesh fame actor is the best talent in Tollywood, and nobody can question this.

Gourab Chatterjee

He is the grandson of the Bengali Film Industry's biggest star Uttam Kumar. Mahanayak Uttam Kumar's son never got any mega break. Last we knew that he had a medicine shop. Gourab is currently portraying the character of Rani Rashmoni's son-in-law Mathuramohan Biswas, in Zee Bangla Serial.  The actor work in both Serial and movies. He tasted success after a lot of struggle. 

MoonMoon Sen 

She is the daughter of Aandhi- fame superstar actress Suchitra Sen. She has appeared in 60 films and 40 television series in multiple languages. However, the audience was not impressed, and she failed to make it to the great heights. 

Raima Sen

The daughter of MoonMoon Sen and granddaughter of Suchitra Sen, she was born with a silver spoon. Raima did try her luck in Bollywood but didn't succeed much. Her roles were acclaimed critically in Parineeta, Chokher Bali, Baishe Srabonm Nouka Dubi, Hrid Majharey was acclaimed critically.

Koel Mullick

Koel Mullick, daughter of actor Ranjeet Mullick, is one of the most sought after actress in the Tollywood. She always received a mixed reaction to her roles, but she has given many blockbusters to Tollywood like Saat Paake Bandha, Bandhan, Shubhodrishti, etc. Koel was the first choice for Anurag Basu's Gangster. But she turned it down as she was not comfortable giving intimate scenes. This movie gave Bollywood one of the biggest star Kangana Ranaut. Koel has stunned his critics with her performance in Hemlock Society and Mitin Mashi.


Arjun Chakraborty And Gaurav Chakraborty

They are sons of ace actor Sabyasachi Chakraborty. Their grandparents were also an actor. They might have got their debut because of their connections. But, again, getting roles in Tollywood is not a cakewalk, and they are still struggling to make a name for them. They debuted in a serial Gaaner oparey. Mimi Chakraborty, the female lead of the show, who has no godfather in the industry, made it to the top and became the top actress of Tollywood.

Saswata Chatterjee

He is the son of yesteryear actor Subhendu Chatterjee. He rose to fame with his character Bob Biswas in the thriller movie Kahaani. The actor is one of the most talented actors in Tollywood and made this path on his own. He claimed that he never got any privilege for being an actor's son. Even he has become a victim of this.

Konkana Sen Sharma

Daughter of filmmaker-actress Aparna Sen, Konkana, is always praised for her acting skills. She grabbed national award twice for Mr. And Mrs. Iyer and Omkara. She has also received Filmfare awards four times. Konkana mostly works in parallel cinema and has created a separate genre for herself. 

Mahaakshay Chakraborty (Mimoh)

Son of Bollywood Superstar Mithun Chakraborty failed to impress the audience. He did not possess the charms of Mithun. His movie Rocky received poor reviews and was declared a flop at the box office.

Prosenjit Chatterjee

He is the superstar of Tollywood. Today if we tell you that he is the son of Bengali actor Biswajit Chatterjee and he is a product of nepotism, then people will laugh through this. He debuted in 1983. The song "Chirodini Tumi Je Amar" from Amar Sangi(1987) made him the star of Bengal.  He still holds that position in 2020 and is the audience's favorite. He has won numerous awards and accolated for his acting. 

Some Bengali actors have claimed that it is the favoritism that works in Tollywood. Today's Top Bengali actors/ actress Dev, Jeet, Mimi Chakraborty, Subhashree, and Nusrat Jahan have no filmy connections. They have made it all on their own. 

We can say that surname doesn't matter only those who have the talent they can survive in this glamorous world. One interesting observation that I read on Twitter that it's neither favoritism nor nepotism. It is your political affiliation that sailed you through in the Tollywood. 


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  1. Nepotism is prevalent in all fields

    1. Thanks for reading my blog. Yes, your comment on nepotism is true. It's there in every sector.