Sushant Singh Rajput, Bollywood outsider’s suicide has stirred a series of alleged controversial reasons on why did he take such a step.
So much so, it has led to legal and police intervention with lawyers in Bihar filing cases against the bolly’s biggies on untold stories of nepotism and banning outsiders while police interrogated Rajput’s professional and personal connections.
Most commoners are also blaming nepotism and favouritism of star kids over outsiders on Twitter and bashing obituary posts for the actor. Few famous Bollywood outsiders, both old and new like Raveena Tandon took their Twitter handle to support the blame.
The blame reached the peak when actor Kangana Ranaut and director Abhinav Kashyap spilt the beans. Ranaut lashed out at supreme producers for banning and throwing Rajput out of films and not giving the actor his due recognition. Such treatment from the industry pushed him to depression, leading to his suicide.
Sushant did not receive any Filmfare, Zee Cine Awards and IIFA awards for movies till date. But the actor did give some power-packed performances in M.S Dhoni: The Untold Story and his debut Kai Po Che! Despite being nominated for M.S Dhoni: The Untold Story, the black lady went to Aamir Khan for Dangal.
Off-late the awards are indeed staged to do away with the mighty and wealthy biggies. For example, Sooraj Pancholi won a debut Filmfare for Salman Khan’s produced movie Hero, while Vicky Kaushal was just nominated for Masaan.
But if the critic’s piece and box office analysis are taken into account, Hero didn’t manage to get production costs recovered even with overseas business, and movie, and song rights sale.
Also to mention, Sooraj Pancholi is actor Aditya Pancholi’s son, who is accused of actress Jiah Khan murder.
The plight of outsiders in such performance measuring awards is also well documented in actor’s Ranvir Shorey’s June.16 tweet.
The tweet reads “This actually unfolded on a popular Bollywood awards show:
A star kid is co-hosting the show. They announce the next category – Best Actor. The nominees are played out, and the star kid is one of the nominees. Surprise-surprise!
To present the award, the hosts invite two esteemed film personalities, who happen to be the star kid’s parents. What a sweet coincidence! The presenters open the envelope and announce the winner to be – drumroll please! – the star kid, of course! What a Kodak family moment!”
But why only the industry and not movie buffs. Most of us will choose movies like Judwaa 2, instead of Sonchiriya for a movie date in theatres. We forgot films also need money to roll into a better package of stories and casts.
Or we might be too much in denial for a fight favouring a good piece against a commercial flick with a repacked story and ideation.
Sonchiriya’s IMDB rating is 7.6, while Judwaa 2 is 3.8. But sexist movie Judwaa 2 is more commercially successful than this stellar thriller.
His death also resonated with his ban by biggies like Ekta Kapoor, Karan Johar, to name a few. But most of them hypocritically blamed themselves on Twitter for not being able to keep in touch for a year or so.
The actor was quoted saying in interviews that he is not in any Bollywood’s parties as he is never invited to them.
Legally, it is advisable to accept one’s own mistake, so that the court reduces the punishment on humanitarian grounds. Such is the case of these producers.
The Patna-born actor, Sushant Singh Rajput was allegedly dropped from super-hit movies like Bajirao Mastani and RamLeela. He was dropped from films after signing the contract.
All because he did not belong to the close-knitted Bollywood network, which consists of Khans, Kapoors, Johars, Chopras and Bachchans.
The June 14 suicide by this household name, also zeroed on actress Rhea Chakroborty, whom he was apparently dating.
Police grilled her for nine hours and reported an alleged fight between the couple, but they were still talking with each other. Many celebrities like Mahesh Bhatt and Rabiya Khan, Jiah Khan’s mother blamed her for the abetment of suicide.
The controversies will keep on pouring in from all parts of the world, but none of them will be able to get the actor back alive for his family and fans. Long Live SSR And His Work!!