‘I Was Close To Suicide’, Chetan Bhagat Names ‘Critic’ Who Tried To Destroy Sushant And His Career


Popular Indian Author and Columnist Chetan Bhagat have joined the debate in calling out media critics. He took to Twitter and shared how a certain critic tried to destroy his career.

In alleging that, Bhagat also said the same critic had tried their best to sink Sushant Singh Rajput’s career too. He wrote on Twitter,


“There is one critic who tried to destroy my career and spew venom on everything I’m associated with. He also tried his best to sink Sushant. His main hates a) self-made people b) less anglicized more desi people c) confident small-town Indians. I beg stars not to patronize him.”

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Rajeev Masand Summoned

This comes after 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.

Bhagat also revealed that he was forced to suicide when Vidhu Vinod Chopra denied him credit for the film 3 idiots. Addressing Anupama Chopra, he wrote,


“Ma’am, when your husband publicly bullied me, shamelessly collected all the best story awards, tried denying me credit for my story, and drove me close to suicide, and you just watched, where was your discourse?”