Actor Deepika Padukone hasn’t made a direct comment on Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, but has used her platform to highlight everything from mental illnesses to sensitive journalism. Deepika recently commented on a post by a Bollywood paparazzi account on Instagram. The post showed Sushant’s body being taken from the hospital to the crematorium.
The video was captioned, “Please note my images and videos cannot be posted on any platforms without my written consent.” Deepika replied in the comments section, “Right. But it is OK for you to take this video and not only post it but also probably monetise it without his or his family’s written consent?” Deepika’s fans appreciated her gesture. “Well said,” one person wrote in reply to her comment. “Agree with you,” wrote another.
On the day of Sushant’s death, Deepika had written on Instagram, “As a person who has had a lived experience with mental illness, I cannot stress enough about the importance of reaching out. Talk.Communicate.Express.Seek help. Remember, You are not alone. We are in this together. And most importantly, there is Hope.”
Deepika Padukone has never shied away from talking about topics that are close to her heart. A rare advocate, Deepika Padukone set a shining example when she showed up at the JNU in Delhi, to show solidarity with the students, amid raging tension and violence, right before the release of her ambitious film, Chhapaak, not fearing the consequences her move might have on the film’s box-office play, which eventually happened, the film got affected.
Deepika will next be seen in Kabir Khan's 83 in a special appearance and is all set to work in Shakun Batra's next untitled project.