Ever since the police had announced that the death of Sushant Singh Rajput was suicide, veteran actor Shekhar Suman had been constantly rallying to bring justice to the late actor. Whilst fighting and running a campaign, several people including Singh Rajput’s family members had reportedly accused Suman of politicising the Hindi film star’s death.
Suman visited Singh Rajput’s hometown to pay his condolences to the family. But he had also organised a special meeting, which involved a small number of political faces from Bihar. It’s then that the family razed serious allegations against him, complaining that he wanted to leverage the situation to further his political career. In a recent conversation with Pinkvilla, Suman opened up on the accusations put against him.
“I was the first one to start this (campaign) and I went to Patna because I wanted to share his father’s grief. I went there to gather political support for the movement I start #JusticeForSushant. Tejashwi Yadav came but Nitish Kumar ji couldn’t meet me. I met the Governor here. How is it politicising? It’s political support and now, we are moving ahead with that only. Of course, there will be political parties politicising it. But how would I politicise it?” Suman shared.
“I needed support because nobody was coming forward from the industry to speak for him. I was absolutely alone and had a few fans helping me in the movement. So I went there to gather that support and it’s absolutely idiotic to say that I’m politicising the situation. Tejashwi Yadav had asked for a press conference where they specifically began it saying that it was a non-political meeting and it was only to support the forum. It’s foolish to say anything else. The truth is out, and I don’t need to say anything anymore,” he added.