New Delhi: Sushant Singh Rajput ‘s suicide has sparked discussion on the ruthless ways of Bollywood’s power camp. Especially for those young people who come to this industry as ‘outsiders’ from all over India to realize their dreams and who have no godfather in this world, how they are treated. It is common in the film and television industry that as long as you are not the child of a popular person in the industry, then they do not care about you and this is not new at all. This has been going on for the last several decades.
The discussion started when actress Kangana Ranaut sometime back called the ‘Coffee with Karan’ show, which is hosted by Karan Johar himself, the godfather of nepotism, who helps the star kids in the industry and help them build their early careers. Both Sushant and his talent in this case were extraordinary. He came from Bihar to pursue a better career in engineering, then struggled to be a backup dancer and appear on TV before quickly entering the list of Bollywood stars.
His short six-year career in Bollywood began in 2013 with the urban multiplex hit ‘Kai Po Che’, his last release being the bumper hit ‘Chhichhore’ last year. In this film, he proved that he is an extraordinary actor. Then why is the news now becoming viral on social media that all the powerful banners of Bollywood had ‘boycotted’ them?
This theory is reinforced by the words of politician Sanjay Nirupam, who said in his tweet that Sushant had lost seven films after the success of the film ‘Chichhore’, which he had signed. Nirupam posted, “He lost many films in just six months. Why? The ruthlessness of the film industry works on a very different level. And that ruthlessness killed a talented person.” Why did they lose these projects?
Over the years, Sushant was replaced by several big banner films, including Sanjay Bhansali’s ‘Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela’ and Aditya Chopra’s ‘Befikre’ coincidentally with Sushant in both films. Ranveer Singh, who is reportedly a self-made star, was removed but belongs to Anil Kapoor’s family. He seems to be brother in relationship with Sonam Kapoor. Though Sushant did not reveal any signs of depression even after these rejections, he said in an interview to IANS a few days ago, “Yes, it is very difficult. It is difficult for everyone because we have some very successful outsiders. I have heard stories of people, and unfortunately also stories of unsuccessful insiders. So, in the long run, it does not matter, but for a short time.
After Sushant’s death, Anubhav Sinha wrote in the post, “Bollywood Privilege Club should sit down and think tonight. Now don’t ask me to elaborate further.” Apart from Kangana’s video and Sinha’s sharp posts on viral media, Shekhar Kapoor and Ranveer Shorey also posted, as well as celebrity hairstylist Sapna Bhavani, that it would obviously not be good for all those aspirants Do not have a magic entry pass and do not have family relations.