The entire world consisting of us needs a daily dose of entertainment in their life. And in India one of the great sources of entertainment is BOLLYWOOD. Bollywood is known to be the second-largest film industry and is widely famous for its form of creative art, talents, innovation and much more. India is known as one of the largest film producers but due to corporatization and increasing production cost and actors demand for high fees, the business of film making has changed over the past few years.
We all know the fact that the Hindi film industry is the largest producer of films in India, of which Bollywood is a major part, While the world is fighting with the Covid-19,
But at present, the death of the famous star of the Bollywood industry has changed many things in regards to the film industry. Sushant Singh Rajput, a 34-year-old Bollywood actor was found dead in his Mumbai home, for which police said it appeared to be a case of suicide. Sushant, who hailed from Patna, made a name for himself in both TV and film industries on his own. He had two hit TV shows – ‘Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil’ and ‘Pavitra Rishta’ – to his credit.
He was a well-known actor for his work in films like Chhichhore, MS Dhoni The Untold Story and many more.
He died by committing suicide in his own house situated in Bandra, Mumbai on 14th of June. A day after he passed away, the police said that he showed signs of clinical depression and was consulting a psychiatrist for the same although he was not taking any medication. Few hours after his death, a post-mortem was also conducted, which revealed the cause of death to be asphyxia due to hanging. Deputy commissioner of police said that “SSR called Mahesh Shetty (his friend) in the wee hours on Sunday, but he could not answer as he was sleeping. However, when Mahesh called back in the afternoon, Rajput did not answer. We believe he must have taken the extreme step by then.” After this DCP have so far recorded the statement of his sister, two managers, a cook, actor Mahesh Shetty and a keymaker who was called to the spot to open his bedroom‘s door. Later Sushant’s friend, actor Rhea Chakraborty was also questioned on Wednesday.
Looking into Sushant’s professional commitments, Mumbai Police asked Yash Raj Films to share a copy of their contract with Sushant Singh Rajput on Thursday. This was done in the wake of Anil Deshmukh’s tweets which suggested that the police should probe if professional rivalry was the cause behind Rajput’s suicide. Sushant had worked in two YRF productions. Rhea Chakravorty was called in again on Thursday and questioned for eight hours. She told the police that Sushant was upset over the nature of his contract with some production house. Earlier he made a three-film contract with them in 2012 and they did not let him work with another filmmaker whenever he’s been offered any movie.
With the demise of Sushant Singh Rajput, Bollywood industry has lost one of its versatile actor, causing shock on various actors from the industry. Almost everyone wrote on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook to expand their condolence.
Kangana Ranaut strongly condemned Bollywood’s nepotism by uploading a video on Instagram saying that ” if you look at his last posts, he is clearly saying, begging people to see his films, that I don’t have a godfather, I’ll be thrown out of this industry. Even in one of his interviews, he says why doesn’t this industry make me his own? I feel leftover. So doesn’t this incident have any reason?”
One of the BJP MP said that No aspiring actors, no newcomers from small towns can make it in the film industry and if someone talented from a small town like Sushant Singh Rajput tries to make it, then people having link with the mafia, torture him to the point which results in their death,”
His death is the evidence to see how stars from the Bollywood industry empathising, calling out nepotism and taking out the importance of mental health. Nepotism has reached a toxic level taking lives, happiness, respect and peace of many. There is a desire in everyone’s mind to know why a young, successful star decided to kill himself. Among them the maximum finger points towards the film industry’s cruel ways that led to first, his depression and ultimately, his death. In this case, Producer-director Karan Johar — someone who had professional ties with Sushant, has shown his nepotistic behaviour. In the note on his Instagram post, Karan mentioned that he blamed himself for not being in touch with him from past few years. Johar’s casting choices have created the impression that he certainly is the director who only works with the stars of the industry, he is standing at the centre of nepotism, others are around him. On his Koffee With Karan show, Alia Bhatt said, “Sushant Singh Rajput, who?” when asked to rank male actors and given a menu of choices including him. Alia’s uncle, producer, Mukesh Bhatt, had this to say to a television channel that there was something about him, he was not connected, not there, not on the same plane.
He was a very disturbed boy when he came to meet me for Aashiqui 2 and thereafter Sadak 2. There was something amiss, something wrong.
The vitriol came in two forms – against the “poster children of nepotism” (Sonam Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Karan Johar, Sonakshi Sinha), and the women in Rajput’s life (rumoured girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, former girlfriend Ankita Lokhande). His present girlfriend Rhea Chakravorty has been accused of not being there with Sushant when he needed her, her pictures with Mahesh Bhatt shared with idiotic allegations, showed that she’s having some kind of affair with Bhatt. The nepotism in Bollywood is so well-run, deciding everything from who gets what project to the kind of money poured into it and its distribution and screening.
There are so many actor’s in the Bollywood industry who trolled SSR so many times in front of everyone. Salman Khan, who reportedly shouted at Sushant once for “misbehaving” in a party with Sooraj Pancholi. Later, in one of his interviews questions like “Who Sushant?” and “Why will I make a film with him?” were attributed to him. This is how he showed his respect for such a talented actor, Sushant Singh Rajput. Dabangg director Kashyap has also accused Salman Khan saying there are many other small fry’s but Salman Khan family is the head of this venomous serpent. They use a clever mix of their ill-gotten money, political clout and connections with the underworld to intimidate anyone and everyone.
In one video of any award show, it was seen how Shahrukh Khan probably knows as king of Bollywood and Shahid Kapoor trolled Sushant on-stage with some caustic attempts at wit, with the young actor looking too humiliated and uncomfortable in front of people laughing their heart out. This is the reason why Kangana speaks, his deserving films were never acknowledged at award ceremonies, she said, asking questions like: why did a “terrible film” like Gully Boy win all the awards when a “spectacular movie like Chhichhore” was ignored? “How can a person who had scored a scholarship at Stanford University be mentally weak?…. He was a rank holder. How can his mind be weak?
After his death, it came to our knowledge that
seven films were snatched from Sushant in the last six months and influential persons in Bollywood knowingly made life hard for him.
His one film with the banner was supposed to be “Paani”, directed by Shekhar Kapur was also snatched from him. However, YRF had reportedly backed out of the project later. Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who had once planned to feature Rajput in his 2013 film Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela, never allowed him to do this film and signed a contract with Ranveer Singh.
All this shows how Bollywood stars treat any outsiders in the industry. They call themselves as a great person or sometimes king or queen of Bollywood but if they can’t be good to any outsider who is getting fame from the same industry and the audience, how can they be good to you or their fan’s? They just know how to keep any newbie inside their feet. This is the reality of the Bollywood film industry these days. This leads to a new social media trend.
With #justiceforshushant, at the same time, netizens are calling for a boycott of Karan Johar and his films, alleging the filmmaker only promotes industry insiders and star kids. Hashtags like #BoycottKaranJohar, #BoycottKaranJoharGang are also doing the rounds on social media. One of his fans tweeted Stop watching KJO, KHAN’S and their bootlicker’s movies. No matter how big or entertaining they gonna be. Boycott them and show them who is the boss in this game. This is the only way you can do justice to this innocent smile.#JusticeForSushant. Not only this, but Twitterati also shared an old tweet posted by Kamal R Khan alleging that Salman Khan, Karan Johar’s Dharma Production, Yash Raj Films and T-Series had banned Sushant Singh Rajput.
Even after so much protest after his death, the film industry seems to be so shameless that they didn’t take a step to release his last movie “Dil Bechara” ( Based on John Green’s 2012 bestseller The Fault In Our Stars )on worldwide theatre and have decided to release it on Disney Plus Hotstar on 24th of July. This clearly shows how they give tribute to such a talented actor who is no more between us.
Sushant Singh Rajput’s life has already inspired everyone in so many ways resulting in making of a film that has been titled ‘Suicide or Murder: A Star Was Lost’. The director says he wants to ‘expose Bollywood’ with this film and this is how his fan’s, or his people will show their tribute.