Mumbai: Actress-turned-producer Anushka Sharma says she never faced any nepotism though she comes from a non-film background and that in Bollywood people always encourage talents.
Asked if she was also a victim of nepotism in Bollywood while talking to media on Wednesday evening with the star cast of her forthcoming film "Phillauri", Anushka said: "First of all, every actor has her own journey in Bollywood. Moreover, if you are good at your work, people will show interest to collaborate with you, irrespective of your background."
"I have huge respect for Aditya Chopra who launched me. Ranveer Singh, Parineeti Chopra and all of us were not from the film industry! So being an outsider, I never faced nepotism," the "NH10" actress added.
Earlier this month, National Award winning actress Kangana Ranaut called filmmaker Karan Johar a 'flag-bearer of nepotism', which later turned into a full-blown controversy with the two celebrities making statements against each other.
The actress is all set to release her second film as producer "Phillauri" on March 24 under her home production Clean Slate Films. Besides her the film also stars Diljit Dosanjh, Suraj Sharma and Mehreen Pirzada.