Actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death has triggered the nepotism debate, and recently his family members also launched Nepometer, a platform to track nepotism in Bollywood.
Sushant’s brother-in-law Vishal Kirti took to Twitter to clarify the purpose of Nepometer. Calling it a tribute to Sushant, he said Nepometer is a not-for-profit voluntary effort. He tweeted: “We’re still grieving. Our focus now is to take care of each other. I shared my brother’s idea of Nepometer because it enables people to make informed choices. It’s a small tribute to Sushant. It’s a not for profit voluntary effort. Please stay patient since it isn’t our first priority. (sic)”
Kirti had announced the launch of Nepometer, on June 25.
In a statement released by the Nepometer team recently, the family said they want the truth about Sushant’s death to come out. In an Instagram post, the team said that his death has 'exposed the dark side of Bollywood'. The team added: “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.”
On Thursday, the team released a Nepometer analysis of director Mahesh Bhatt's upcoming film Sadak 2, and found that the film 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?,” read the Instagram post.