The death of Sushant Singh Rajput a few days ago has still left the Bollywood industry and wider community in disbelief. The star was found dead at his home on Sunday and the police have confirmed the death was a suicide.
Tributes have been pouring in for the star from all over the world since the news of his death was made public. Fellow star Prakash Raj also added his thoughts by reacting to a video of Rajput talking about nepotism at an event, reports The Hindustan Times. Raj shared an old video where the late star says the whole film industry would collapse if talented actors are not encouraged. He was responding to a question on how nepotism affects the industry.
Raj wrote on Twitter, “#nepotism I have lived through this .. I have survived … my wounds are deeper than my flesh ..but this child #SushanthSinghRajput couldn’t.. will WE learn .. will WE really stand up and not let such dreams die .. #justasking.”
The video shows Rajput being asked to share his thoughts on nepotism at an IIFA event in 2017. He replied saying, “Nepotism is there, it’s everywhere. I can’t do anything about it. Nepotism can co-exist and nothing would happen. But at the same time, if you deliberately don’t allow right talents to come up, then there is a problem, then the whole structure of the industry would collapse one day.”
Since Rajput’s untimely death certainly escalated the concept of nepotism. Many Bollywood fans echoed the generic thought that nepotism is negative. One fan replied to Raj’s post by saying, “Nepotism in Bollywood isn’t confined to just star families promoting their kids in their own movies. It extends to punishing those producers and directors who give chances to outsiders. It’s very systematic. It’s very brutal.”
Rajput’s last release, ‘Chhichhore’ (2019), was ironically his biggest blockbuster with collection of Rs 153 crore at the domestic box office. His final film will be Mukesh Chhabra’s ‘Dil Bechara,’ opposite Sanjana Sanghi. The movie was completed last year.
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