The suicide of actor Sushant Singh Rajput is the incident that shook Bollywood. Sushant’s death is one of the main reasons why audiences are turning away from Hindi cinema today. Three years have passed since the actor died. Even today, fan pages under Sushant’s name are active on social media. The mystery allegations behind the death have yet to be resolved.
It was recently revealed that there were wounds on the corpse. Fans have accused B-town celebrities of being involved in the death. Unpleasant truths in Bollywood came to light with Sushant’s death. In Bollywood, where the family of stars reigns supreme, the abandonment faced by those with no film background has come to light.
Sushant had a good start to his career and did not have good opportunities afterwards. There have been hints that nepotism in Bollywood is the reason for this. With this, despite working for the Bollywood career for many years, those who were defeated spoke out. Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt, Mahesh Bhatt and others were widely criticized on social media.
Karan Johar has been the most accused. Karan had to listen to criticism that he neglected others to give opportunities to the children of movie stars like Alia Bhatt, Arjun Kapoor and Varun Dhawan.
The movies that Sushant has missed are not small. The actor lost 12 movies in just one year. However, nepotism is not the only cause of these losses. Also because Sushant is single. Sushant was considered the lead in three films directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. They were Ram Leela, Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat.
Sushant was replaced by Ranveer Singh in the first two films. Shahid Kapoor in Padmaavat. Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali revealed this in his statement to the police during the investigation of the Sushant suicide case. All three movies were huge hits.
Sushant was also first considered for Abhishek Kapoor’s Fitoor. But this role went to Aditya Roy Kapur. Arjun Kapoor replaced Sushant in the movie Half Girlfriend. Sushant was first considered to replace Shahid Kapoor in Kabir Singh. Most of these movies were lost to Sushant due to the word of the actor.
Sushant was given a date to act in Shekhar Kapur’s film Paani. Sushant, who was expecting a big budget film, turned down other films. But the filming of the film Pani did not start. According to reports that surfaced then, production company Yash Raj Films was hesitant to cast Sushant in the film. This movie was never made.
Sushant, who was waiting for a movie, missed a lot of good opportunities and also disappointed her fans. The cause of Sushant’s suicide is still unclear. The actor was reported to be suffering from depression.
Story first published: Tuesday, June 13, 2023 1:23 PM [IST]