While speculations about the way 34-year-old Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s life ended are still rife despite the police calling it a suicide, the debate on nepotism in the film industry has occupied the centre stage on social media. Amid many actors sharing their memories with Rajput, fans of Hindi cinema are targeting Salman Khan, Karan Johar, Sonakshi Sinha, Sonam Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. #JusticeForSushantSinghRajput is trending on social media.
Previously, filmmaker Abhinav Kashyap accused Salman Khan of ruining his career amid the debate over Sushant’s death. Raveena Tandon has provoked the film industry by her tweets too.
Kashyap’s blog has gone viral.
Even the venerable sadhu and pro-Hindu voice David Frawley could not stay aloof from the issue. He tweeted:
Somebody masquerading as known pro-India voice Pushpendra Kulshreshtha tweeted a video where the late Rajput is heard voicing his angst.
Now an old Facebook post (dated 2016) by Arijit Singh has gone viral again on social media. In the post, Arijit was seen apologising to Salman Khan and pleading with him not to throw him out of a film project. The incident dates back to a time where the most famous playback singer of today was a new albeit promising kid on the block who had drawn the ire of Salman Khan for not turning up on an occasion in formalwear.
Following the pitiable sight of a talented singer genuflecting before a popular actor not particularly known for his acting skills, Sirf News‘ Editor-in-Chief Surajit Dasgupta had slammed the worship of false gods in Bollywood on Facebook:
Several users used the word “criminal” to refer to Salman Khan. Khan had tried to end the career of many like Aishwarya Rai, Vivek Oberoi and Singer Arijit Singh, they alleged.
There are tweets referring to Salman Khan as a criminal with language fouler than the following, which Sirf News cannot reproduce here.
Another user pointed out that Vivek Oberoi, marginalised in Bollywood, attended the funeral of Rajput. Among the known stars of today, only Shraddha Kapoor was seen at the crematorium.
Shah Rukh Khan, among the stars of 1990s, reportedly attended the funeral too.
Sonakshi Sinha tried to fight the trolls, only to invite their wrath all the more.