Self-made people too deserved to be on this panel: Vidyut Jammwal's 'Khuda Hafiz' co-star Aahana Kumra on not being a part of Disney+Hotstar's virtual press conference

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Disney+Hotstar announced its line up of seven films in a virtual press conference attended by Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Abhishek Bachchan on June 29. Surprisingly, the cast of Vidyut Jammwal-led Khuda Hafiz and Kunal Kemmu's Lootcase were not invited to the session despite the films being part of the OTT platform's line-up. Vidyut expressed his displeasure as he tweeted, "Seven films scheduled for release but only five are deemed worthy of representation. Two films receive no invitation or intimation. The cycle continues."

Now his co-star Aahana Kumra told a leading daily, "I found out about the press conference after seeing Vidyut's tweet. I have not bothered asking why I wasn't informed. I know it won't lead to an answer."

With Marzi and Betaal behind her, Aahana is not new to the web world. She is stunned at the discriminatory behaviour of the streaming giant. "The OTT platforms I have worked with have been warm, professional and democratic in how they present you. They pride themselves in equal representation. This is the first time I have seen such behaviour."

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After a fortnight of discussions on the privileges afforded to stars, Aahana admitted it is disappointing to see little change in the industry. "Vidyut is an outsider who has made it on merit. We must support such talent considering it's difficult to crack the industry in today's times. Self-made people too deserved to be on this panel. We all should have been part of it."

(Source: Mid Day)

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