Anubhav Sinha says the clamour around Sushant Singh Rajput's suicide is ridiculous

Anubhav Sinha finds all the clamor around Sushant Singh Rajput's suicide ridiculous. The filmmaker says the everyday drama is disturbing, adding he suspects "some politics" has gotten into the conversation, which started after the news of the young actor's death.
Anubhav Sinha says the clamour around Sushant Singh Rajput's suicide is ridiculousAnubhav Sinha says the clamour around Sushant Singh Rajput's suicide is ridiculous

Sushant's demise sparked off discussions around a lot of things -- from nepotism to the ruthless ways of Bollywood's power camps to the culture of blind items.

"What is going on is ridiculous. I would allow that young boy to rest. He must have been really disturbed in his head, restless and not at peace at all. I think we should just let him be for some time," Sinha told IANS while discussing how a blame-game started after Sushant's death.

"It's not easy to take your own life and especially when you're doing rather well. We need to keep quiet but a lot has been spoken about, and I suspect there is some politics that has gotten into it, and that's not good for anybody -- not for the boy at all," he added.

The filmmaker feels one needs to be sensitive towards Sushant's family.

"They need to think about him and his family. Every day there is some drama or the other, which is disturbing. I didn't know him, I never met him, but I am disturbed. He was just 34. I made my first film at 36 and he was younger than that. I personally think that this entire discussion is pretty agenda driven and that is the reason why I don't want to participate in it," he added.

On June 14, Sushant was found hanging in his Bandra residence by his domestic help, which left the industry and his fans shocked. He was reportedly battling depression over the past few months and undergoing treatment. Toxic culture of Bollywood and imbalance of power are two things that have been highlighted after his demise.

Sinha admits that there is imbalance of power in Bollywood, but it is not something new.

"In any era, there have been more powerful people than the rest, and I am not only talking about Bollywood. So that is not something new. It is the order of the world that some people have more power than the rest -- which according to me is not fine but that is how the world is," noted the filmmaker.

He added: "Most businesses are so ruthless. It's about me having the larger market share, me having a better number of stock exchanges. Our business is such that it deals with human beings. So, every product is a human being, it could be a director, an actor, or a DOP."

"So, while we are a business, we are very vulnerable human beings. We should be kind to each other and we should be mindful of each other, our insecurities and each other's happiness. There is a place for everyone to be happy," he concluded on a hopeful note.

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Anonymous 1 month ago

Im literally from Bangladesh living in NY with no Indian politics motive, connection or whatever. But his death does not sit well with me. It's a strong feeling from my heart like the rest of the people all over the world who are demanding a proper investigation. I have no faith in any of our DESI justice system, all corrupted. Such a shame this would not happen in the west!!!

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Anonymous 1 month ago

Oh Bollywood stop trying to change the narrative and making it politicised. We have al these flop directors actors actresses coming out saying let him rest in peace and there’s no nepotism. Eye roll! !! Let SRK come out say no nepotism let Aamir Khan. We have people like saif him being mouthpieces. If you see the smarter ones are keeping quiet

Anonymous 1 month ago

He himself is entrenched in a web of nepotism, political activism and PR manipulation. Rich of him to speak like that. Your existence is in a clamour of lies, hype and fake PR.

Anonymous 1 month ago

What do you think we gain by missing our dear Sushant? Do you think we public are doing it for money or politics?? You can't understand we watched Sushant a million times where his hand was still moving, the cops covered him and took CARE of him made him die. Think before you talk. Pv post

Anonymous 1 month ago

It was a suicide. It was a suicide. It was a suicide. This is truth. If you wud accept it's good if you won't koi baat nahi. Post it pinkvilla.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Shut up. He died because of you all. Your bullying, gangism, mockery and what not. You guys are pathetic. You don’t want us as his fans to showcase our anger also. You have no right. We want justice for his death. Somebody needs to pay, and it’s Bollywood.

Anonymous 1 month ago

It was a Murder not a suicide . Update yourself . So many loopholes .

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