Farhan Akhtar on Sushant Singh Rajput’s death: One of the greatest tragedies and tremendous loss to fraternity

Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide on June 14, 2020, and the Kedarnath actor’s last theatrical release was Nitish Tiwari’s Chhichhore.
Farhan Akhtar on Sushant Singh Rajput’s death: One of the greatest tragedies and tremendous loss to fraternityFarhan Akhtar on Sushant Singh Rajput’s death: One of the greatest tragedies and tremendous loss to fraternity
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Sushant Singh Rajput’s untimely demise has rekindled a debate around mental health and nepotism in the film industry and while some celebs such as Deepika Padukone have been stressing about the importance of mental health, others have called out nepotism, camps that prevail in the industry. From Abhay Deol, Vivek Oberoi, Raveena Tandon to Manoj Bajpayee, among others, a host of celebs have pointed fingers at nepotism and opened up about the demarcation between outsiders and star kids. Now, soon after Sushant’s demise, a host of Bollywood stars took to social media to mourn the death of the actor, and amidst a host of notes, we had Farhan Akhtar who had penned down a poem for the Kedarnath actor and prayed that while the vultures make noise, he hopes that Sushant, his brother, sleeps in peace.

Now during a recent interview, when Farhan Akhtar was asked about Sushant Singh Rajput, the actor had cited Sushant’s demise as one of the greatest tragedies of recent times and a tremendous loss to the Indian film fraternity. Also, Farhan expressed a sense of anguish over the treatment meted out to Sushant’s family as they are not given space to breathe as a host of theories are being spun out revolving his death. Taking a dig at people who are claiming to know everything that the late actor thought, this Toofan actor said, “Everyone suddenly knew what he thought, his journey and everything about him. What followed is a circus. Be kind, be more inclusive, be aware, reach out, but right now everyone is either got a sword out or holding a shield. It’s ugly. We should remember him for his great work and talent, mourn the fact that we lost somebody who had great potential.”

Moreover, talking about Nepotism, and whether he feels that every outsider is made to feel like one, Farhan said that though the industry functions purely on success and failure, and there is a privilege for people who’re born in the film industry but all outsiders are not treated badly. Elaborating on Nepotism, Sushant said that it is easier for star kids to gain success and perhaps, pitch a script to someone but that is because their parents have worked hard to give them a headstart as any other parent and therefore, while it is easier for star kids, it is also true that all outsiders are not treated badly.  

Check out Farhan Akhtar's post for Sushant Singh Rajput here:

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Gone too soon.

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Anonymous 6 days ago

Farhan should have spoken against those stories, if they were not true, of his affair drama with Shraddha and fights with co-actors and director during rock on. There were many articles of bullying too about him in this whole episode. It would have sent a message to people writing nasty PR writeups or blind articles on Sushant to destroy his prospects. But if those stories where true about Farhan, then you dont have any face to comment.

Anonymous 6 days ago

Farhanji has a tau type image in nepotism group. He wants to sort everything for them?

Anonymous 6 days ago

What fraternity? The PR bullies, film media harassment or the director-producers who threw Sushant out of work?

Anonymous 6 days ago

It’s nice he expresses concern but it is more tokenism. He surely knows who systematically bullied and harassed Sushant, took work away from him, planted blinds and ruined his prospects. Name and shame if you are serious!

Anonymous 6 days ago

His poem was nice but his poetry PR is as heartfelt as Bollywood turning up for condolence meetings in designer white clothes. It is more meant for personal image construction.

Anonymous 6 days ago

He writes poem for everyone. Writes well but mite about him.

Anonymous 6 days ago

honestly im just a fan and no fancy shmancy pr..but farhan's conduct has always been dignified. He appreciated outsiders and SSR and never made derogatory comments. Not sure what the whining in the comments is about- he is hardly kjo or kareena type

Anonymous 6 days ago

PLEASE im hardly his PR and neither are the ppl speaking positively about him- just a genuine fan- he has always conducted himself with kindness and dignity- you can see it in all his kwk appearances. one of those rare film personas who dont embarrass us on a public platform with faaltu cattiness

Anonymous 6 days ago

not giving certificates- stating my aankhon dekha bayaan- he has never taken potshots at anyone! and has respected talent. obviously cant enter his bedroom and judge him so not sure why youre so b*tthurt?

Anonymous 6 days ago

Sure if you think that but he is neither kind nor dignified. Don’t give certificates as if you are some ultimate authority!

Anonymous 6 days ago

It is good he responded with little compassion towards Sushanth. He also was right about vultures, crocodiles. But his vultures are different from us. While he referred these creatures after Sushanth’s death, the vultures we as nation refer were when Sushanth was alive to eat him alive, snakes were there to bite him when he was smiling, crocodiles were hiding under peaceful water to swallow him. What we as nation was against is looking like circus to him because he never could understand what a commoner/outsider feels to get a break, then success and then losing all that. So, mister, let light enter your heart and show you the way from darkness of what you call circus, which we call as fight against favorism and cruelty that engulfed a beautiful life.

Anonymous 6 days ago

Oh PV what a shame. You guys totally become Kangana PR. Why are you manipulating the likes and dislikes button? All pro Farhan comments like are decreasing continuously Whenever Trying to like it. Didn’t expect it PV. If you little bit courage post it.

Anonymous 6 days ago

Confused - farhan and Kangana have done an ad recently which would not have happened if that was the case. It must be someone trying to use Kangana’s name to instigate. Who is he or she trying to use them to instigate?

Anonymous 6 days ago

Farhan Akhtar an empathetic soul and a class act!

Anonymous 6 days ago

a great director and really the opposite of nepo kids like jhanvi, sara etc. Excel has always promoted talent from whatever i have seen

Anonymous 6 days ago

Farhan has time and time again has shown his empathy and raised his voice against various injustice taking place. Which many of us standing on judgement on others have not done so. Let us give him his due, and not judge erroneously.

Anonymous 6 days ago

No class but selective empathy - surely this is the PR trying hard to polish image

Anonymous 6 days ago

Systematic bullying and harassment can instigate a person to suicide - that they have mental health issues or not is not the only factor. What your industry did to Sushant, continues to do to Kangana and many others is just not acceptable. This chauvinistic approach of sounding wise, patronizing and intelligent can only impress your filmi friends and PR. Do something tangible and stand against them if needed. PV pl post.

Anonymous 6 days ago

Where were you when Sushant was struggling? Your cabal could have helped him if you were interested. Where was your concern during me too? Did not hear anything from javed and Shabana either.

Anonymous 6 days ago

Why are you obsessedddd with Kangana? How do you know it is her? There are many people farhan has not been good to. If you don’t know, shut up! PV post. This every comment has to be Kangana needs to stop!!

Anonymous 6 days ago

obsesseddddd with javed and shabana. why should everyone speak on every topic? javed has often raised his voice for struggling singers and lyricists and ppl like sonu nigam. when will kangana speak for them?

Anonymous 6 days ago

More BS by bollywood nepo gang. PV pl post. Stop this PR.

Anonymous 6 days ago

Damage control

Anonymous 7 days ago

Farhan is so versatile and even in KWK, he comes across as so intelligent, well-read and not shallow. I like him and his note to Sushant was one of the best notes which I too shared on Twitter. He praised Sushant when he was alive too. My respect to your Farhan. Please focus on directing movies

Anonymous 7 days ago

Well read, intelligent and not shallow by nepotistic people standards. Love this group, each one offers new words of praise (classy, empathetic, elegant) and titles to the other with so much conviction! Slow claps..

Anonymous 7 days ago

farhan while i agree with you about mourn his death, this is grief that his fans and indian audiences are experiencing and expressing as anger. the only solidarity privileged people such as yourself who are actually talented but also belong to the cesspool that is Bollywood fraternity can show is by supporting these angry voices and acknowledging the dirty dirty games of your inner circle.

Anonymous 7 days ago

He is so intelligent - said exactly what I felt. Pinkvilla, there is a typo as you say “Sushant said” it’s probably Farhan said. As Sushant is no more, it might trigger his fans. Thought of letting you know

Anonymous 7 days ago

Family is better than the chandel sisters

Anonymous 7 days ago

There was so slut shaming. You did sleep with these two...what is there to be ashamed about?

Anonymous 7 days ago

Hi Kangana. This is not his PR. It is me, a fan of his work and a former fan of yours- I brought up your affairs because YOU brought up someone else's personal life. Itni kyu jal gayi?

Anonymous 7 days ago

The whole family is chauvinistic

Anonymous 7 days ago

Just see the classy and dignified guys PR. They saying a self made girl was s***ing with pancholi and hr. Thanks for confirming but for farhan it’s personal life for Kangana it is a matter of s**t shaming!! HYPOCRISY & CHAUVINISM. PV pl post and expose these people. Sushant faced versions of this.

Anonymous 7 days ago

so? it's his personal life! just like kangu sl&***ing with married men like pancholi and hr. doesnt take away from their talent?

Anonymous 7 days ago

Was there any truth to him and shraddha kapoor stories? He is no saint!

Anonymous 7 days ago

To be honest, I had no idea that Farhan was Javeds son, I made the connection only years later. I just loved DCH and his performance in Rock On. Zoya on the other hand, I knew only because of Farhan. But she also does a good job as a director. It's the unfair PR and promo that their hyped up movies get that not only ruins a decent movie, but robs equally good outsider movies from the spotlight. That's what is unfair about even talented star kids. Case in point- Gully Boy

Anonymous 7 days ago

What unfair PR? Gully boy was an excellent film. All awards are bought anyways but it wasnt as if...Good Newz or some sh***ty movie won

Anonymous 7 days ago

There is no fraternity. The only loss is to the individual, his family and people who admired his work and believe in social justice. Rest is all drama.

Anonymous 7 days ago

no one need to listen from you... whats your merit .. you entire life is bcoz of being born to some one you had all the opportunities.. so shut it and go away

Anonymous 7 days ago

Look at you 1st . Who are you? Do you have anything but huge hatred for successful people in your mind? You get lost . There are many people who wants to hear Farhan . Who is a nepotism product but very talented. So you shut up.

Anonymous 7 days ago

Hi rangoli. Farhan aaj apne hunar ke dum pe hai. Y shouldn't we listen to him?

Anonymous 7 days ago

So wrong ... it’s sad you feel so.

Anonymous 7 days ago

Farhan this sounds like some guise piti film dialogue. Can you raise a few words against bullying & gangism against worthy outsiders by #nepos please? that the REALITY, this is a perfect opportunity to come out and trash the unfair system not time to whitewash and pander on some filmi dialogue.!

Anonymous 7 days ago

Innocent soul left us cos of ganduism in bollywood

Anonymous 7 days ago

This shows that Farhan is a genuine person. But the so called industry treats outsiders badly and many of them don’t get their due. They have to lick up to the various camps for their survival

Anonymous 7 days ago

Farhan has made gems like Lakshya (HR's best film) and DCH- poor Kangu fans doing their best to run him down but he is a masterful filmmaker..so why shouldnt i watch his films?

Anonymous 7 days ago

Farhan is NOT nepom Kangana- he's there because us audiences put him there after Dil Chahta Hai. And he's definitely a better director than you

Anonymous 7 days ago

kangana in the comments again- as usual. do chaar picture bana lo kangana and stop obsessing over HR. GET OVER IT

Anonymous 7 days ago

Why are people dreaming of Kangana here? She has been bullied by his father and step mother. Can you please ask them what was their reason to say Kangana would commit suicide?

Anonymous 7 days ago

If wat Rhea says is true that sushant imagined people r coming to kill him,it indicates,he was threatened...poor guy!

Anonymous 7 days ago

Rhea said that right? We know how genuine Rhea is. None of the people who really knew him say that.

Anonymous 7 days ago

Your so called fraternity is crumbling , thanks to the furore over the tragic loss of Sushant, opened up our eyes to this unfair and disgusting picture of life beyond art and glamour!!!

Anonymous 7 days ago

Tu bhi toh NEPO he hai..na awaz na acting fir bhi chale he ja rha hai

Anonymous 7 days ago

Why are people using Rangoli?? She does not belong in the industry. This is the kind of attack that needs to stop! People want justice for Sushant, They may find farhan is connected and powerful, surely he would know something about why Sushant was replaced from films after they were announced, those blinds and those nasty PR stories? What kind of paranoia is this? If you can’t help at least don’t use names randomly.

Anonymous 7 days ago

Say what rangoli Chandal? What a looser rangoli and her sis. Go go go,get out of here and don’t come back.

Anonymous 7 days ago

bloody phoney

Anonymous 7 days ago

During Rock on, there were so many PR articles about farhan’s alleged issues with female co-stars and other co-actors. It’s rich of him to come clean now. Either that was PR like it attacked Sushant or it was the ugly truth of film kids. Both cleansed by PR armies. PV post.

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