Its been over a month since Sushant Singh Rajput claimed his life, however, people around the world continue to question the authorities about what could have led the actor to have taken the steps he did.
One such voice for the public has been Kanagna Ranaut, whose comments sparked the nepotism and hypocrisy debate in Bollywood. In a further face to camera piece, the ‘Thalaivi’ actress has named four people who have not yet been interrogated by Mumbai Police.
In an exclusive interview to be aired on Republic TV this weekend, Ranaut called out producer Aditya Chopra, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, filmmaker-producer Karan Johar and film critic Rajeev Masand to be questioned in the ongoing case.
She said, “I am not saying that anyone wanted Sushant to die, but definitely doomed. These people are emotional vultures. They want to see people lynch themselves. To date, Mahesh Bhatt is selling Parveen Babi’s illness in so many versions through his films. Why is Mumbai Police not summoning — Aditya Chopra, Mahesh Bhatt, Karan Johar, Rajeev Masand? These 4 people. Why, because they are powerful? With this interview, I only have things to lose.”
— Republic (@republic) July 17, 2020
She added, “Tomorrow, needy outsiders like Taapsee Pannu, Swara Bhasker will get up and say that they love this industry. I am only saying if you love this industry and if you love Karan Johar, then why are you not getting work like Alia or Ananya? Their whole existence is proof of nepotism. There will be articles that will make me look like a mad person after this, I know.”
Ranaut branded Mumbai Police’s investigation a “sham”.