Tuesday, October 04, 2022

News Destination For The Global Indian Community

News Destination For The Global Indian Community

FILM & MUSIC
LifeMag
For Sushant’s sake

For Sushant’s sake

The CBI probe is expected to end all conspiracy theories about his mysterious death and its politicization

Hopefully, Sushant Singh Rajput will get all the grace and dignity he deserves following his untimely death beyond the ruthless politicisation and blame games that have happened over two months now. But a young celebrity’s mysterious death has always sparked conspiracy theories and this one has been no exception. How could a “hero” go in an “un-hero” like manner unless foul play was involved? So yes, he deserves a closure and his honour as an actor/social entrepreneur restored. The Supreme Court has ended the political and jurisdictional row between the Bihar and the Maharashtra governments and police forces and paved the way for a CBI probe to clear doubts around his death. For his sake, we need to know if he indeed committed suicide because of depression, because he couldn’t handle the marginalisation by Bollywood’s incestuous and self-serving royalty or because he was battling financial problems. What was initially reported as suicide — and duly confirmed by the autopsy report given by qualified doctors, who are expected to know what they are doing — quickly turned into a murder conspiracy involving the actor’s family, embezzled money, black magic, an allegedly exploitative live-in partner, a political bigwig, Bollywood mafia and nepotism, insider-outsider debate, a media circus and what not. But above all, this tragedy was weaponised by political parties to settle scores among themselves, using his starry aura. What else explains the fact that a TV channel, known to speak for a national party, has been running a 24X7 coverage on the conspiracy theories while blanking out other human concerns? If the “intrepid” channel wanted to expose the plight of struggler and “outsider” actors in Bollywood, why did it not discuss other suicides by TV actors after Sushant’s death? Or were they not viewer-worthy?

For Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who has been roundly criticised for his handling of the pandemic and the floods, the case of a “son of the soil” exploited in far away Mumbai couldn’t have come at a more opportune time. Since the aam Bihari considers Sushant his “hero”, Sushant was iconised as “the pride of Bihar” though none of these politicians are known to have had an association with him. If anyone has any illusions about their intent, watch them falling over each other to claim they were the first to push for a CBI probe. As for the BJP in Maharashtra, it spares no effort to pull down the Shiv Sena-led alliance Government on some pretext or the other. In Sushant’s case, its troll army is playing up an alleged association his girlfriend had with Sena scion Aaditya Thackeray, raking up more falsities than proof. Where is the right to grieve and peace in all this?

Courtesy: The Pioneer

For Sushant’s sake

For Sushant’s sake

The CBI probe is expected to end all conspiracy theories about his mysterious death and its politicization

Hopefully, Sushant Singh Rajput will get all the grace and dignity he deserves following his untimely death beyond the ruthless politicisation and blame games that have happened over two months now. But a young celebrity’s mysterious death has always sparked conspiracy theories and this one has been no exception. How could a “hero” go in an “un-hero” like manner unless foul play was involved? So yes, he deserves a closure and his honour as an actor/social entrepreneur restored. The Supreme Court has ended the political and jurisdictional row between the Bihar and the Maharashtra governments and police forces and paved the way for a CBI probe to clear doubts around his death. For his sake, we need to know if he indeed committed suicide because of depression, because he couldn’t handle the marginalisation by Bollywood’s incestuous and self-serving royalty or because he was battling financial problems. What was initially reported as suicide — and duly confirmed by the autopsy report given by qualified doctors, who are expected to know what they are doing — quickly turned into a murder conspiracy involving the actor’s family, embezzled money, black magic, an allegedly exploitative live-in partner, a political bigwig, Bollywood mafia and nepotism, insider-outsider debate, a media circus and what not. But above all, this tragedy was weaponised by political parties to settle scores among themselves, using his starry aura. What else explains the fact that a TV channel, known to speak for a national party, has been running a 24X7 coverage on the conspiracy theories while blanking out other human concerns? If the “intrepid” channel wanted to expose the plight of struggler and “outsider” actors in Bollywood, why did it not discuss other suicides by TV actors after Sushant’s death? Or were they not viewer-worthy?

For Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who has been roundly criticised for his handling of the pandemic and the floods, the case of a “son of the soil” exploited in far away Mumbai couldn’t have come at a more opportune time. Since the aam Bihari considers Sushant his “hero”, Sushant was iconised as “the pride of Bihar” though none of these politicians are known to have had an association with him. If anyone has any illusions about their intent, watch them falling over each other to claim they were the first to push for a CBI probe. As for the BJP in Maharashtra, it spares no effort to pull down the Shiv Sena-led alliance Government on some pretext or the other. In Sushant’s case, its troll army is playing up an alleged association his girlfriend had with Sena scion Aaditya Thackeray, raking up more falsities than proof. Where is the right to grieve and peace in all this?

Courtesy: The Pioneer

Leave a comment

Comments (0)

Related Articles

Opinion Express TV

Shapoorji Pallonji

GOVNEXT INDIA FOUNDATION

CAMBIUM NETWORKS TECHNOLOGY

Opinion Express Magazine

TRANS GLOBE ADVISORS