The suicide of Sushant Singh Rajput has created a stir in B Town. Several artists have come forward to confess and share the truth of ‘Nepotism’ along with their side of the story on social media. The promising actor found to hang on June 14, 2020, at his Bandra home, and ever since, people can’t stop speaking into the actor’s support.
A few days back, Ranvir Shorey shared an incident about ‘favoritism’. Joining the wagon now is actor Abhay Deol who came forward to speak about the “shameless” working of award shows in Bollywood. He told that he along with his co-actor Farhan Akhtar got voted out at numerous award functions for their work in the blockbuster flick ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’.
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“Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara”, released in 2011. Need to chant this title to myself everyday nowadays! Also a great watch when anxious or stressed. I would like to mention that almost all the award functions demoted me and Farhan from main leads, and nominated us as “supporting actors”. Hrithik and Katrina were nominated as “actors in a leading role”. So by the industry’s own logic, this was a film about a man and a woman falling in love, with the man supported by his friends for whatever decisions he takes. There are many covert and overt ways in which people in the industry lobby against you. In this case it was shamelessly overt. I of course boycotted the awards but Farhan was ok with it. #familyfareawards Very creative artwork @kalakkii
The Zoya Akhtar directorial is a story of three friends, Arjun (Hrithik), Kabir (Abhay), and Imraan (Farhan), who went to a road trip to Spain and discovered themselves with aspects of their relationship there. Abhay also lashed out fellow Bollywood celebrities for not raising their voice against problems in India, rather started to support the enraged Black Lives Matter movement in the US.
Sushant Singh Rajput was battling depression from the past 1 year and undergoing treatment for the same. The actors’ medical condition got so verse that he even stopped taking his medications a few months ago. The sudden death of the actor was a big shock to Bollywood celebrities and his fans alike.
Sushant begins his career in 2008 as a theatre artist with the Ekjute group run by Nadira Babbar. He got his first acting assignment in Ekta Kapoor’s television show Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil, but he rose to popularity with another show named Pavitra Rishta where he played the role of Manav Deshmukh. The show was also produced by Balaji Telefilms and proved to be a breakthrough and Sushant received several awards as the Best TV actor.
Sushant’s big Bollywood break came with Abhishek Kapoor’s Kai Po Che! where he portrayed the role of Ishan Bhatt. His other noted works include Shuddh Desi Romance, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! and M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story especially the biopic of ace cricketer helped him to stand along with front-liners in Bollywood. Sushant worked with Abhishek Kapoor once again in ‘Kedarnath’ which marked the debut of Sara Ali Khan. He also played lead roles in Nitesh Tiwari’s blockbuster Chhichhore and high-rated Abhishek Chaubey’s Sonchiriya. His last major outing was Netflix’s Drive.