There are good debates, and there are bad debates. There are futile debates, and at the bottom of that pile–right below the gustatory tussle over veg biryani–is the debate about nepotism in Bollywood. The full force of the N-debate hit Twitter after Zoya Akhtar dropped the cast announcement ofher upcoming Netflix film The Archies. It has three cast members with uber-successful parents or grandparents– Amitabh Bachchan’s grandson Agastya Nanda, Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan and the late Sridevi’s daughter Khushi Kapoor. Also read: The Archies teaser: Suhana Khan, Khushi Kapoor, Agastya Nanda bring to life Archie’s world in Zoya Akhtar film. Watch

In my limited experience, folks who tend to whine about nepotism would like to believe that they were found floating in a river like Karna or Moses. That they grew up in ancient Sparta, where they had to survive in the wild…

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