Sushant Singh Rajput's shocking suicide has compelled Twitter to expose Bollywood mafia. The 34-year-old actor's fans want answers.
Twitter is shredding filmmaker Karan Johar and actress Alia Bhatt for having previously spoken dismissively about Mr Rajput on the show Koffee With Karan - both Mr Johar and Ms Bhatt posted tributes to Sushant Singh Rajput; Mr Johar also wrote a self-recriminatory note blaming himself for not having been in touch with Mr Rajput over the last year. "I'm in a deep state of shock," tweeted Alia Bhatt on Sunday, "You left us too soon." Karan Johar wrote in his tweet, "This is heart breaking. I have such strong memories of the times we shared."
This is heartbreaking....I have such strong memories of the times we have shared ...I can’t believe this ....Rest in peace my friend...when the shock subsides only the best memories will remain....💔 pic.twitter.com/H5XJtyL3FL— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) June 14, 2020
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I blame myself for not being in touch with you for the past year..... I have felt at times like you may have needed people to share your life with...but somehow I never followed up on that feeling...will never make that mistake again...we live in very energetic and noisy but still very isolated times ...some of us succumb to these silences and go within...we need to not just make relationships but also constantly nurture them....Sushants unfortunate demise has been a huge wake up call to me ...to my level of compassion and to my ability to foster and protect my equations.....I hope this resonates with all of you as well....will miss your infectious smile and your bear hug ....💔💔💔
On Twitter, both Karan Johar and Alia Bhatt are being censured for an episode of Koffee With Karan in which, asked to rate three male actors in a Rapid Fire question - the choices were Sushant Singh Rajput, Ranveer Singh and Varun Dhawan - Ms Bhatt said, "Sushant Singh Rajput, who?" This has been flagged several times in the comments thread on both Ms Bhatt's tweet and Karan Johar's.
I’m in a deep state of shock.— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) June 14, 2020
No matter how much I think about it, I don’t have the words.
I’m totally devastated.
You've left us too soon.
You will be missed by each and every one of us.
My deepest condolences to Sushant's family, loved ones, and his fans. 🙏
Karan Johar is also once again being accused of nepotism and favouring Bollywood insiders over the likes of Sushant Singh Rajput, who belonged to a non-film background. Mr Johar has been previously involved in controversial conversations about nepotism and favouritism, notably when actress Kangana Ranaut called him the "flagbearer of nepotism" on Koffee With Karan. Mr Johar later chanted "Nepotism rocks" at the IIFA Awards, along with actors Varun Dhawan and Saif Ali Khan - all three have parents who worked in the film industry
Ironically Sushant's last film was NETFLIX original Drive and it was produced by Dharma Productions. The film didn't do well at all and people trolled Sushant Singh Rajput for a bad choice. But tables have turned suddenly the people have become sympathetic and the industry has once again become the evil.
Swara bhasker came for Karan's rescue
Parts of India Twitter blaming #KaranJohar and #AliaBhatt for the tragic suicide of Sushant - for some silly game played on a frivolous and pointless chat show (that All those people who are now abusing Bollywood nepotism lapped up) is both the height of idiocy and hypocrisy! 1/n— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) June 15, 2020
Sushant Singh Rajput's death has raised many questions on nepotism and how industry never welcomed him. Twitterati also started the trend to boycott Khans and Karan Johar. The 34-year-actor's last rites were performed on Monday and his ashes will be immersed in Patna's Ganges.
Sushant didn’t leave a note. We don’t know what he went thru. We don’t know the cause. STOP taking out ur frustration using the pain of a troubled person. He didn’t leave a note! Get it? He didn’t want to talk about it. He’s gone. Let him have his peace & his family privacy. 2/n— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) June 15, 2020