Shekhar Kapur on Sushant Singh Rajput: “I knew the pain you were going through”


After the untimely demise of Sushant Singh Rajput, many have been questioning what led the actor to take his own life at the peak of his career. Some have spoken about the “toxic” environment about the industry.

Filmmaker, Shekhar Kapur, who was planning on working with Rajput for the much delayed project ‘Paani’, has raised eyebrows about how certain individuals treated the actor in the industry.

On his Twitter Kapur shared, “I knew the pain you were going through. I knew the story of the people that let you down so bad that you would weep on my shoulder. I wish Iwas around the last 6 months. I wish you had reached out to me. What happened to you was their Karma. Not yours.”

On Sunday, Rajput’s hairstylist also blamed the industry, she said, “No one in the industry stood up for him nor did they lend a helping hand. To tweet, today is the biggest display of how shallow the industry really is. No one here is your friend. RIP!”

Meanwhile, fans of the late actor have now dug out old clips and messages by Karan Johar and Alia Bhatt from episodes of ‘Koffee With Karan’. The two have been slammed on social media for swipes taken at the late actor during the series.

A clip from one of the episodes sees Johar asking Bhatt to rate three male actors, including Sushant Singh Rajput, Ranveer Singh and Varun Dhawan. Bhatt responded by saying, “Sushant Singh Rajput, who?”

In another episode of the same show, Bhatt played ‘Kill, Marry & Hookup’, to which she said “marry” Ranbir, “hookup” with Ranveer and “kill” Sushant.

Rajput has spoken in the past about not being invited to parties as they did not consider him as family or part of the industry, raising questions of nepotism again.

Johar shared his condolences on Twitter on Sunday, “This is heartbreaking….I have such strong memories of the times we have shared …I can’t believe this ….Rest in peace my friend…when the shock subsides only the best memories will remain….”

Similarly, Alia Bhat said, “I’m in a deep state of shock. No matter how much I think about it, I don’t have the words.
I’m totally devastated.
You’ve left us too soon.
You will be missed by each and every one of us.
My deepest condolences to Sushant’s family, loved ones, and his fans”.

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