Actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death has exposed the deep fault- lines in the Hindi film industry with issues such as bullying, nepotism and discrimination emerging from tinsel town rarely discussed dark corners into the spotlight of introspection and debate. The split in the glamour industry is down the middle between insiders’ and outsiders entities’. That Rajput, who came from a middle class home in Patna and made his mark in main- stream Hindi cinema in what could be the classic fairytale, ended his life led to soul searching about power structures in Bollywood and also angry accusations at the biggies who call the shots.
Rajput was considered that rare actor, after Shah Rukh Khan perhaps, to have transitioned from television to Bollywood stardom and his death opened the proverbial can of worms. The untimely death of the young actor had clearly not just touched a chord but triggered a rallying cry for change. An online petition on Change.org asking fans to boycott Johar, YRF and Salman Khan has gathered almost 38 lakh signatures so far.
BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy has termed the death of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput murder. Taking a dig at Bollywood, Mumbai Police and the Maharashtra government, he called SSR’s death “Waterloo and Watergate for Bollywood.” Fasten your seat belts as we are about to take off and bombard and won’t give up till either guilty are brought to justice or justice is brought to the guilty,” Swamy tweeted.
SSR loss can dent moral of several young deserving talented artists seeking to establish name and fame in the entertainment industry, and nepotism off course will continue to flourish unabated. The CBI must investigate the case keeping the Mumbai Police away from the case because important high profile people and organized bollywood mafia is involved in the crime and the cover up. It is a shame for the country that wild speculations are flying everywhere yet the authorities have been complacent to secure the truth.
Report filed by Diwakar Shetty from Mumbai