Popular and renowned film critic and journalist, Rajeev Masand was summoned by the Mumbai Police in relation to the Sushant Singh Rajput Suicide case.
Rajeev Masand has been accused by various actors for his blind items in film magazines. He has been summoned after he was called out by Kangana Ranaut, Manoj Bajpayee, Apurva Asrani, and others for blind items on Sushant Singh Rajput. A blind item is a piece published by journalists or media outlets with certain claims made by a certain source without naming the person in question. In the blind item that went viral prior to Sushant’s death, Masand had allegedly called Sushant Singh as a ‘skirt chaser’, a ‘disrespectful womanizer’, and also went onto claim that the actor was giving a hard time to his directors.
In her recent explosive interview, Kangana Ranaut questioned the Mumbai police and said,
“Why is Mumbai Police not summoning – Aditya Chopra, Mahesh Bhatt, Karan Johar, Rajeev Masand? These 4 people. Why, because they are powerful? With this interview, I only have things to lose.”
Manoj Bajpayee Slams Rajeev
Actor Manoj Bajpayee and Apurva Asrani also called out the film critic. Asrani, who is a writer and an editor, wrote on Twitter,
“Attacking soft targets like KRK, while keeping mum on the more powerful ‘blind item’ experts is sheer hypocrisy. KRK is vile, but at least has the guts to put his name to his opinions. Rajeev’s blind items against #SushantSinghRajput are vicious & cowardly. Don’t be selective.”
Manoj Bajpayee quoted Asrani’s tweet and added,
“It is hypocrisy to selectively call out journalists who hurt innocent talents with slander. I am very upset to read the blind items by Rajeev Masand in your tweet & I support you in calling him out. But the effort to stop toxic people like KRK is genuine too. Let’s stand united.”
Source: Free Press Journal