Don’t Deliberately Suppress Talent, Sushant Singh Rajput’s Words On Nepotism Is So Haunting

Sushant Singh Rajput (2)

On Sunday, Bollywood woke up to another tragic news as the young actor Sushant Singh Rajput passed away due to suicide.

Sushant Singh Rajput, the 34-year-old actor, had made a mark for himself in a short span of time in the industry. The death of the actor has sparked conversation regarding mental health and nepotism in social media. As per many reports, many producers and filmmakers in Bollywood were aware of the struggles Sushant was facing in his professional and personal life. Despite that, none of them came for his help.


Sushant Singh Rajput (1)
Courtesy: DNA News

An old clip of the actor talking about nepotism has been making the rounds of social media. The video dates back to the International Indian Film Academy Awards ceremony. In the ceremony, Sushant said,

“Well, yes nepotism is there and it’s everywhere. It’s just not in Bollywood. So yeah, you can’t do anything about it but yes, nepotism can co-exist and nothing would happen. But at the same time, if you deliberately don’t allow the right talent to come up, then there is a problem. Then the whole structure of the industry would collapse one day.”

Social Media Users Slam Bollywood

Various social media users responded to the video. One of the users pointed out that Sushant is visibly angry in the clip as he knew this would affect his life. Another user noticed the hesitation in Sushant’s speaking and said that alone says a lot of things about Bollywood. One more user said,

“It’s so clear here that he was struggling to survive in this industry amid all these snobs! Feel like starting a revolution against these heartless creatures that spread nepotism! They would never understand the pain and struggles one has to go through.”

Rajput who started his acting career with the daily soap Pavitra Rishta which was produced by Ekta Kapoor. He then went onto debut in films with Abhishek Kapoor’s Kai Po Che’ which was based on the best-selling novel The Three Mistakes of My Life. The actor was revered for his role of Indian cricketer MS Dhoni in the biopic MS Dhoni: The Untold Story. In 2019, he starred in Sonchiriya which was critically acclaimed. It was followed up with Chhichhore which was a big hit.


Source: Free Press Journal