The sudden passing away of the talented actor Sushant Singh Rajput has left everyone stunned. He was just 34 and doing fairly well. Last year, he delivered a Rs. 153.09 crore grosser in the form of Chhichhhore, which ironically also spoke about suicide. He had the talent, the popularity and the zeal to make it big not just in Bollywood but in other areas as well. Hence, it came as a shock for most fans that someone like him can end his life.
Sadly a bizarre trend began on social media in no time. The netizens began to blame the big-shot producers for rejecting him and not including him in their ilk. They began alleging that these ‘movie mafia’ people used all their might to bring him down and that they are responsible for his suicide. Karan Johar began trending on Twitter, and so did her protégé Alia Bhatt. For some strange reason, only Alia was trolled while the rest of Karan’s students like Varun Dhawan, Ananya Panday and other star kids that he launched were spared.
A brief look at the comments will make it clear that these are the same people who project themselves to be the supporters of anti-nepotism brigade. Their comments make little sense as Sushant has not left behind a suicide note. He has never blamed Karan Johar anywhere, not even in the cryptic posts and comments of his that are widely shared. Then what made these people jump to conclusions? For them, it seems like Sushant’s unfortunate death was just another excuse to bash Karan Johar and Alia Bhatt.
They claim so-called film family rulers of Bollywood used to put him down and somewhere this affected Sushant. By their logic, aren’t they doing the same to Karan what they think KJo allegedly did to Sushant? These are the ones who are baying for Karan Johar’s blood because he’s not straight, or because he casts star kids, or because he worked with Fawad Khan etc. Similarly, Alia Bhatt was ripped apart on social media because she happened to wrongly mention the name of the President Of India on a TV show. She was relentlessly trolled by these same anti-star-kids-brigade members. And who can forget how Tiger Shroff was received by them? He was made fun of for his physical appearance and was called a clone of Priyanka Gandhi.
These people now might argue that they don’t belong to the industry and hence they can do whatever they want. Again, this is an invalid argument. The constant digs by troll, whether or not by anonymous accounts, can have serious repercussions on anyone, including celebs.
Hence, all these crocodile tears just show their hypocrisy. Someone talented and credible has passed away. Most of us didn’t know him personally. There could be many reasons behind his demise and not all would have made it in public. Let’s take this time to grieve, to remember him for entertaining us and making us smile, instead of being a sicko and furthering your agenda. And if you really want to do that, stop doing the same to others at least!