Sushant Singh Rajput’s untimely demise opened debates around nepotism and favouritism in Bollywood. However, his family members recently launched an app called Nepometer, which measures how nepotistic a film is.
The app has rated Alia Bhatt’s upcoming film Sadak 2 98 per cent nepotistic. On Thursday, it measured Mahesh Bhatt’s Sadak 2 and rated it 98 per cent nepotistic.
In their social media post, they wrote, “#Sadak2 is 98% Nepotistic. We rated it based on 5 categories, Producer, Lead Artists, Supporting Artists, Director & Writer. 4 out of 5 categories have Bollywood Family members. When #nepometer is high it’s time to #boycottbollywood Will you watch this movie?
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#Sadak2 is 98% Nepotistic. We rated it based on 5 categories, Producer, Lead Artists, Supporting Artists, Director & Writer. 4 out of 5 categories have Bollywood Family members. When #nepometer is high it’s time to #boycottbollywood
Will you watch this movie? Tell us in comments pic.twitter.com/LqZFhE6bk8
— nepometer (@nepometer) July 2, 2020
What is Nepometer?
As the name suggests, Nepometer is designed to tell the percentage of nepotism in a film. The app measures a film in five categories, namely producer, lead artistes, supporting artistes, director and writer, and gives the result on its basis.
Before launching Nepometer, Sushant Singh Rajput’s family took to Instagram to introduce the app. In a long post they demanded justice for the late actor.
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https://www.facebook.com/Nepometer Dear Friends, Our family is devastated with #SushantSinghRajput ‘s passing away. We all want #justiceforsushantsinghrajput and request everyone to pray & demand for the truth to come out. This has also exposed the dark side of Bollywood and how some of the very few abuse & exploit independent artists. It’s time to take some concrete action on this front as well. I’m afraid that this momentum and outrage might fade away in few weeks. We all signed up for change. org petitions with great unity and it shows that we are looking for this Bollywood nepotism to change. I think the best way to make it happen is by using our own wallets and not watch movies that doesn’t support enough independent artists. But how do we remind ourselves about not watching nepotistic movies? And even if we can remember, how do we find alternative independent movies easily. Many independent movies just don’t make the cut of publicity to catch our eyes. Hence to support the growth of more independent movies, music and artists, we are creating an app/website called “Nepometer”. The goal of this app is to provide you a percentage meter of how nepotistic or independent upcoming movies are and send you notification to watch more independent movies. If the nepometer is high, then it’s time to #boycottbollywoodnepotism #boycottbollywood To make this successful we need your support. Please follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nepometer Twitter: https://twitter.com/nepometer and Instagram: https://instagram.com/nepometer so that we can let you know once the app is available to download. Please share and forward to your family and friends so that we can take some concrete action to fight this suppression and killing of talent of the commoners like us. #InMemoryOfSushant Thanks 🙏🏼
For the uninitiated, Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide on June 14. Mumbai Police is investigating his death and has recorded statements of people close to and associated with the late actor. According to latest media reports, the police has summoned Sanjay Leela Bhansali to record his statement.