With things such as depression and nepotism being cited as reasons behind actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s suspected suicide, actors Prakash Raj and Kangana Ranaut have slammed the film industry.
In an awards function video shared by Prakash Raj, Sushant says, “Nepotism is there and it’s everywhere. It’s not just in Bollywood. So you can’t do anything about it, but yes, if nepotism can co-exist, nothing would happen.”
“But at the same time if you delibrately don’t allow right talents to come up, then there is a problem. Then the whole structure of the industry would collapse one day,” the young actor adds.
Prakash Raj has posted: “#nepotism I have lived through this .. I have survived … my wounds are deeper than my flesh ..but this child #SushanthSinghRajput couldn’t.. will WE learn .. will WE really stand up and not let such dreams die .. #justasking”.
Kangana has said in a video, “Sushant Singh Rajput’s death has left all of us devastated, but some are looking for a parallel narrative even here. That whoever has a weak mind, they slip into depression and kill themselves. A guy who has a scholarship from Stanford… he is a rank holder of his engineering entrance, how can his mind be weak?”
“If you look at his last few posts, he is clearly saying, begging people to see his films, that I don’t have a Godfather, I will be thrown out of this industry. Even in his interviews, he says why doesn’t this industry make me its own? I feel like a leftover. So doesn’t this incident have any reason?” she adds.
“He didn’t get any acknowledgement for his debut film, Kai Po Che, or MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, or Kedarnath, or Chhichhore. A bad film like Gully Boy gets all awards, Chhichhore is the best film by the best director, but his film gets no acknowledgement,” she states further.
“We don’t need anything from you, we don’t need your films, but the films that we do on our own, why don’t you acknowledge us for that? The films I myself direct, why do you declare those superhit films flop? Why have you slammed six cases on me? Why did you want to put me in jail?” according to Kangana.
“There is also a section of journalists who write blinds on Sushant, that he is psychotic, he is neurotic, he is an addict. But you find Sanjay Dutt’s addiction very cute,” states Kangana.