Kangana says about ‘Nepotism’ in Bollywood after Sushant Singh’s death by suicide

Kangana on Nepotism in Bollywood
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Bollywood promising actor Sushant Singh Rajput committed suicide on June 15 (Sunday). His unexpected demise left everyone in shock, including his co-actress and ex-girlfriend Ankita Lokhande. His death by suicide was because he was going through a mental bouts of depression. Though the reason was still unclear, the whole nation has been indicting nepotism for the death of this extremely talented actor.

Died at an early age of 34, Sushant Singh Rajput left behind assets worth of crores. The entire nation is finding it really hard to believe that the extremely talented actor Sushant Singh Rajput left all of us. He was only 34 years old and still had plenty more things to achieve or fulfil in his life and now we lost such a gem of a person and it is heartbreaking to all of us that we won’t be able to see him anymore.

He kick-started his career with the Television show Kis Desh Mein Hai Mera Dil and rose to fame with Pavitra Rishta. With Zee Tv show, the star actor ruled the hearts of the people for many years. His rise to fame is obvious with the kind of blockbuster movies he delivered.

The man who made a name in the Hindi film industry with films like Kai Po Che, Ms Dhoni The Untold Story, Sonchiriya and more, made a list of 50 dreams that he wanted to fulfill. The star could have easily ruled Bollywood but took the decision of ending his life by hanging from the ceiling of his apartment in Bandra.

Several Bollywood actors and filmmakers called for an inward look and also questioned the role of ‘Bollywood mafia’ in the apparent suicide of a 34-year-old emerging actor, who managed to carve out a reputation for himself industry without a Godfather.

Meanwhile, Kangana Ranaut, who has always been extremely vocal about the issue had released a video on Twitter reiterating the same.

In a video shared by the official social media handle of Team Kangana Ranaut, Kangana says,

“Sushant Singh Rajput ki maut ne humein jhinjhor ke rakh diya hai, magar kuch is mein bhi ek parallel narrative chala rahe hai. Woh ye ki jinka dimaag kamzor hota hai woh depression mein aate hai aur su!c!de kar lete hai. Jo banda Stanford ki scholarship…woh rank-holder hai apne engineering ke entrance ki, uska dimaag kamzor kaise ho sakta hai? (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?)”
Kangana Ranaut also questioned why Sushant Singh Rajput’s movies were not acknowledged at award shows?

“Unko unki debut film Kai Po Che ke liye koi acknowledgement nahi mila, ya MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, ya Kedarnath ya Chhichhore. Gully Boy jaisi ek wahiyat film ko saare awards milte hai, Chhichhore is the best film and by the best director, par unki film ko koi acknowledgement nahi. (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 went on to add saying that some of Sushant’s last posts are clearly evident that he had been literally begging people to watch his films
“Aap agar unke last kuch posts dekhe, woh clearly keh raha hai, logon ko beg kar raha hai ki please meri filmein dekho, mera koi Godfather nahi hai, mujhe nikal diya jayega iss industry se. Apne interviews mein woh yeh zahir karta hai ki mujhe yeh industry kyu nahi apnati hai? I feel like a leftover (sic). Toh kya iss haadse ki koi buniyaad nahin hai? (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?)”

Just like Kangana, Sushant Singh was an outsider and didn’t have big background. However, he made a mark in Bollywood with sheer talent and good work

“Humein aapse kuch nahi chahiye, humein aapki filmein nahi chahiye, lekin jo hum khud karte hai, aap uski acknowledgement humein kyu nahi dete hai? Main khud jo filmein direct karti hoon, unn superhit filmon ko yeh flop ghoshit karte hai. Mujhpe chhey cases kyu daale gaye? Kyu mujhe jail mein daalne ki koshish ki gayi? (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?)”

Kangana Ranaut was extremely angry on a certain section of the media, who she thinks the media wrote against Sushant

“Kuch journalist aise hai jo Sushant pe blind items likhte hai ki woh psychotic hai, neurotic hai, addict hai. Sanjay Dutt ki addiction toh aapko badi cute lagti hai. (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.)”

Kangana Ranaut has some questions about Sushant’s death. “Woh mujhe message karte hai ki tumhara bohot difficult time hai, tum koi aisa-waisa step mat utha lena. Aisa kyu kehte hai mujhe? Kyu mere dimaag mein daalna chahte hai ki aap su!c!de kar lijiye? (These people message me that you’re going through a difficult time, you don’t take any such step. Why do they tell me these things? Why do they want to put these things in my head, that you should kill yourself?)”

Kangana has doubts whether it was a suicide or a planned murder. She further asks about Sushant’s death. “Toh yeh su!c!de thi ya planned murder tha? (So was it a su!c!de or a planned murder?)”

Kangana feels Sushant made one mistake that he always believed in them. “Sushant ki galti yeh thi ki woh unki baat maan gaya. Unhone kaha tum worthless ho, toh woh maan gaya. He didn’t remember what his mother told him. Woh log chahte hai ki woh itithaas likhe, aur usmein ye likhe ki Sushant kamzor dimaag ka tha. Woh nahi batayenge ki sachchai kya hai. Toh humein decide karna hai who will write history. We will decide that.

(Sushant’s mistake was that he believed in them. They told him that he was worthless, and he believed that. He didn’t remember what his mother told him. Those people want that they write history, and in it, they write that Sushant was of a weak mind. They will not say what is the truth. So we need to decide who will write history. We will decide that.)”

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