The death of Sushant Singh Rajput has shaken the Hindi Film Industry and given rise to the nepotism debate again. There have been discussions on the power dynamics in the Industry and the dangerous lobby it nurtures.
As social media, especially Twitter tried to make sense of the demise of the young star, various theories were thrown into the mix. Various theories suggested that the death was indeed a murder and not suicide. Even as these theories were not substantiated, a widespread discussion took place on Twitter. One such theory included the superstar Salman Khan at the center.
Salman Khan has been known to be one of the most powerful people in the industry. He also is a part of the nepotistic debate as his production house Salman Khan films have only launched star kids through their films. Salman Khan is also famously known for ending the career of Vivek Oberoi and also denting the career of singer Arijit Singh. A report of 2018 that suggested that Khan had shouted at Rajput surfaced again and that fueled the theory.
On Saturday, after much speculation and a tussle between Khan’s fans and Rajput’s admirers on Twitter, the actor took to social media to urge his fans to not involve in the tussle. He wrote,
“A request to all my fans to stand with Sushant’s fans and not to go by the language and the curses used but not to go with the emotion behind it. Please support and stand by his family and fans as the loss of a loved is extremely painful.”
Khan In A Fix
While Sushant Singh Rajput’s fans trended the hashtag #JusticeForSushantSinghRajput, Salman Khan fans replied by trending the hashtag #WeStandWithSalmanKhan.
Khan was also involved in the allegations of Abhinav Singh Kashyap who said that Khan’s family tried to end his career. Kashyap also said that Khan tried to sabotage his films and tried to stop his career. Khan’s brother Arbaaz Khan came out and said that they will be taking legal action against Kashyap.
Meanwhile, due to the toxic nature of Twitter, many celebrities including Sonakshi Sinha, Aayush Sharma, Zaheer Iqbal, Saqib Saleem, and Shashank Khaitan have quit the platform because of the negativity.
Source: The Times of India