Producers Guild of India says Sushant Singh Rajput's death used as a tool to defame, slander the film industry

The Producers Guild of India has finally broken their silence on the film industry being termed as a "murky den of substance abuse and criminality" amid Sushant Singh Rajput's death case. They stated how the late actor's death has been used by some as a tool to defame and slander the film industry and its members.
Producers Guild of India says Sushant Singh Rajput's death used as a tool to defame, slander the film industryProducers Guild of India says Sushant Singh Rajput's death used as a tool to defame, slander the film industry
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"The tragic death of a promising young star has been used by some as a tool to defame and slander the film industry and its members," penned The Producers Guild of India in an open letter regarding the scathing attacks on the Indian film industry amid Sushant Singh Rajput's untimely demise. According to their statement, a false picture has been painted of the industry as a terrible place for outsiders to aspire to; a murky den of substance abuse and criminality.

While Producers Guild confessed that the industry has its flaws, they proceeded to talk about how it has also employed hundreds of thousands of people, boosts travel and tourism and is one of the most important sources of soft power for India across the world. "We do not negate the personal experiences of anyone from the industry, and undoubtedly many of those entering the business and seeking to establish themselves have faced numerous hardships, struggles and disappointments in the course of building a career here. But that is no different from the challenges and obstacles faced by new entrants in any field that they are not born into - be it politics, law, business, medicine or the media," the statement added.

Inching towards nepotism which has been a major bone of contention, the statement read, "Being born into the industry most definitely affords you the privilege of access and a first break, but after that it is up to each individual's talent, hard work and drive to propel them forward."

"This is to let all aspirants to the film industry know that they should not be misled by the clickbait journalism currently being peddled to advance the sensationalised narrative that the film industry is a terrible place to aspire to work in," Producers Guild wrote and added, "While it is undoubtedly more difficult for those on the outside to get that first chance to display their talent - with perseverance, persistence and a little bit of luck - you can and do succeed. There are too many examples to enumerate across more than a century, of outsiders to the industry who are shining testament to this fact.

"The media must look in the mirror and stop fanning the flames. There are some things more important than advertising revenues and ratings - things like common human decency. Let's show we still have some. In solidarity. The Producers Guild of India," the statement concluded.

Check out Producers Guild of India's statement below:

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Anonymous 3 months ago

A BIG NO !!! BOLLYWOOD HAS BECOME A NATIONAL SHAME FOR THE PAST FEW DECADES ESPECIALLY IN THE PAST DECADE ! Yes . At one point of time , Bollywood especially in the Golden Era, the movies , music and artists are something that we INDIAN PUBLIC WERE IN AWE OF ! NOT ANY MORE! NOWADAYS ITS ALL ABOUT VULGARITY, EXPLOITATION AND NONSENSICAL CONTENTS ! ALL THE SO CALLED SUPERSTARS ARE NOTHING BUT CRIMINALS/DOPERS ! BULLYWOOD IS HISTORY NOW ! There is no way BULLYWOOD Will come back to its glory days anytime soon ! WE FIRST NEED TO GET JUSTICE FOR SSR ! THERE IS A MAJOR CLEANSING TO BE DONE IN BULLYWOOD! WITH ALMIGHTY BLESSING , HOPE THERE WILL BE A DAY THAT THE HINDI CINEMA INDUSTRY WILL BE BACK WITH REAL TALENTS AND GOOD CONTENTS ! AMEN !

Anonymous 3 months ago

Then sit in your home. If you don't want to give your hard earned money to drg mafia . Every one can't be a star . For SSR justice will be prevailed.untill please shut .

Anonymous 3 months ago

Producers Guild - Please resign. Let honest Indians clean up the industry and actually make it the place you are pretending it tobe. Just Go Away - Swach Bharat - Clean up the dirt.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Firstly if they felt this bad to write such a long letter and care so much about fairness. They should have taken a decision to ban BLIND ITEMS. They are a "producers guild" so they should make sure their actions speak louder than words. ALSO funny they start by stating "Sushant was a promising young star". ARE YOU KIDDING ME "promising" is a word used for a debutant who does not have a body of work. Sushant was a SUPERSTAR.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Salman is interested in minor girls and ss knew that why Salman killed him omg really illiterate bhakt kuch tu sharam Karo height of stupidity jealousy towards Salman I am dying with ROFL

Anonymous 3 months ago

Lot of dumb illiterate bhakt spotted in comment section

Anonymous 3 months ago

Why must the common man's hard earned money go to drug addicts.

Anonymous 3 months ago

So many experts.... They know all about nepotism inside workings of Bollywood who is guilty who is the real victim, who should suffer, crime busters, ace detectives, forensic experts, ..... I am grateful for all the non experts without whom this world will be wasted.

Anonymous 3 months ago

yes real people , people of the country, people with true emotions know what is right and what is wrong. Paid PR works only on money , right or wrong does not matter to them. Hence the dumbest comments supporting drug dealers in this comment section . PV post

Anonymous 3 months ago

I am a Telugu and believe me Tollywood is much worse than Bollywood. Please read about Uday Kiran and how he was pushed into failure and subsequently into depression by nepo gangs.. esp Chiranjeevi family despite once being a hat trick hero. Nepotism has been running in Tollywood for decades now. Caste based politics are more prevalent in the industry. Venkatesh, nagarjuna, balakrishna, Mahesh babu, allu arjun, charan, Jr NTR, etc are all products of nepotism. Please boycott RRR.

Anonymous 3 months ago

RRR will anyway be boycotted. Becoz Alia is in it. Dont worry, it will be more worst rated than sadak 2. It is the product of high end nepotism. Telugu people need to change their thinking.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Susanta is Bihar's pride.Continue our protest till Reah is proved guilty.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Dont ever say that. Sushant is India's pride. He is indian. Im a telugu, I like sushant more than the nepo telugu heroes

Anonymous 3 months ago

Blah blah blah Bollywood. Go clean our your house and make your bed while you’re at it. It’s high time. Fix yourself. The whole world is watching and India won’t stand for anything less !

Anonymous 3 months ago

2 Politician - Aditya Thakrey and Baba Siddiqui. 1 Actor - Pancholi (Salman Gang basically) Producer/Director - Sajid Nadiadwala. Mahesh bhatt Javed Akthar Salman Khans Karan Johar SaNadiawala Akshay kumar All are involved.

Anonymous 3 months ago

did the names come out. Salman will escape easily. I dont even believe in justice sometimes. But I feel sushant will get justice purely becoz of his good karma

Anonymous 3 months ago

Investigation on Akshay Kumar Akshay launched game Fau-G made by Sushant.... Chor Shushant ka gaming chura ke launch kiya h usne protest kro ..sab log FAU-G ko This is stolen patent of Sushant Akshay you have no character. Boycott Akshay all upcoming movies HE IS A THIEF. Akki got Sushant game and now we will not watch Akshay movies.

Anonymous 3 months ago

That is why he got Canadian citizenship. If he is exposed in corrupt activities he can evade the law and run off to Canada and happily live there with millions invested over there. A safe haven for him and his family.

Anonymous 3 months ago

The “Bollywood” industry and the so called stars are getting exactly what they deserve. They’re all shallow, fake and hypocrites and no open letter is going to save the industry unless it cleans itself of Bollywood mafias and nepotism. This is a revolution. Don’t take the power of the people (audience) lightly. If we can make the stars, we can also break them.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Ohhhh...grow a pair!!!!

Anonymous 3 months ago

No, you are mistaken - SSR"s death has thrown out many hidden skeletons from the closet.. His death made you look into the mirror & the reflection in the mirror was a horrible truth.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Guess who rund Producer Guild, Yes All Mafias , BW mafias, Druggie mafias. You are NOT a reputed org anyways. Our older gen is correct BW is a BAD BAD place. Pv pls post

Anonymous 3 months ago

zoya akhtar is part of producers guild. She is also involved in the mafia when pc was boycotted. Such an unfair bunch of ppl involved in the guild.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Sridevi died! No one asked to look into it. Wow. And it was suspicious cercumstances.

Anonymous 3 months ago

It is becoz it happened in Dubai and indian media could do nothing about it.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Sridevi had insurance for 300 crores Boney got that money.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Once SSR's death was investigated and the whole corrupt nexus of nepotism and drugs were brought out by the media. As long as SSR's death was due to depression they were all happy. Once truth comes out it becomes slander.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Clean up the industry before accusing about slander. Stop taking talentless nepo kids and overhyping the mediocre wastrels. Maybe, then we might be bothered to watch. There is plenty of talented performances from within India and outside that we can watch. Bullywood can rest.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Producers Guild need to introspect. You work hand in glove with one another to create an unlevel playing field for talented newcomers and outsiders in favour of your own talentless nepo products. Finance movies through dirty money and are involved in corrupt underworld activities. You collude with media and pr companies to put our false stories and blinds to undermine those you don't like. Clean up your own dirty laundry before you have the audacity to lecture others. Only people tarnishing image of industry are yourselves

Anonymous 3 months ago

Rajeev Masand looking at you!! Paid to defame others with media backed blinds. Surprised he has gotten off so lightly.

Anonymous 3 months ago

sushant's money and house was being used for drug racket without his knowledge by Salman Khan, sooraj pancholi, mahesh buddha and when he found out, they killed him..and you are worried about your reputation?

Anonymous 3 months ago

Salman is earning lot of money he don't need ss money get lost paid jealous trollers

Anonymous 3 months ago

If they really thought it was slander they would have sued her for defamation. Since they didnt...we know whos right and who isnt...

Anonymous 3 months ago

Truth will out. Bollywood is a cesspool that needs cleaning.

Anonymous 3 months ago

If you are so concerned, stand up for Sushant who was from your fraternity and made it big despite being an outsider. Show your solidarity towards him!

Anonymous 3 months ago

I dont think narcotics department will be able to catch big fish of bw. If an outsider like SSR is taking, it means a lot of insiders are party to it, atleast the males. There is a lot of stake involved. Maybe john abraham and akshay are the two people who dont consume drugs. Cant say the same about nepo kids

Anonymous 3 months ago

Since when is the truth slander?? Bollywood is dirt and run by dirty low lifes.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Not the whole industry. Just some

Anonymous 3 months ago

People like kjo can start different business and survive. Boycotting bollywood will affect low wage workers and outsiders than insiders

Anonymous 3 months ago

They just pointed out truths. Doesnt nepotism exist? Dont they do drugs in Bollywood? Telling truth is slander?

Anonymous 3 months ago

Look who finally speaks, oh they have a voice. You have the nerve to speak about allegations now, did you put out a statement on Sushant’s passing? NO. Hypocrites— !

Anonymous 3 months ago

Look who is talking !!! These producers churn idiotic movies . Dumb audience watch these movies. Makes millions . Pays the main characters in Crores for poor acting skills. Ignore rest of the staff who have contributed to the success of the movie. Indian film industry is a toxic work place where colorism, discrimination and inequality runs rampant at all levels . So snow flakes , swallow your false ego and pride and disappear as soon as COVID disappears!!!

Anonymous 3 months ago

so people who know should take it upon themselves to educate wide eyed teens what kind of gutter this khan/kapoor wood is.

Anonymous 3 months ago

You are right. But audience is equally responsible for this. They worship actors. Writers and directors never get credit

Anonymous 3 months ago

Hahah sushany death is a revolution period! All dirty secrets will be put soon, the drug angle , human trafficking and terrorism...And god will punish all!

Anonymous 3 months ago

Amen'

Anonymous 3 months ago

#ISupportBollywood

Anonymous 3 months ago

If reputation matters clean up the industry

Anonymous 3 months ago

the thousands who depend on this industry should be paid fair wages and given fair contracts first..you are paying sk 130 crores for each episode but can't help the low wage workers in the industry? don't use them as the shield..fix your industry first and listen to the people who pay for your movies otherwise you will perish

Anonymous 3 months ago

if you want to survive, listen to the public that pays you

Anonymous 3 months ago

#BoycottBollywood

Anonymous 3 months ago

The author of this letter is an idiot. A life was lost, and all that matters to producers guild of India is the reputation of the Hindi film industry. As if they had any good reputation in the first place. Nonsense...

Anonymous 3 months ago

Those who are saying boycott please provide jobs for those thousands who depend on this industry, Star kids are limited but this industry is a billion dollar industry

Anonymous 3 months ago

It's not just about providing jobs, see the larger picture! Drugs, child trafficking & ofc the money from those drugs going into funding terrorism, this isn't just about Bollywood, it's a national matter. Please do some research & try understand.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Lol, whichever ppl wrote this letter probably knew their hope was hanging by it’s last thread. Sry, but no one will believe you and you can’t forced us to. We’ve learned your lies and it’s out in the open.

Anonymous 3 months ago

THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE

Anonymous 3 months ago

Bollywood put an end to the #metoo movement by threatening and paying the women so they would not come forward. A lot of big names were involved but the social media was not so active then. This time they made a big mistake by killing Sushant, they thought he is a small actor no one will care. They had no idea what will hit them. They deserve all the hate they are getting now.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Exactly!

Anonymous 3 months ago

#ISupportBollywood!!

Anonymous 3 months ago

You have been exposed! Deal with it!

Anonymous 3 months ago

Bollywood acts like mafia and when people find out they all act like becharas. Fix your sh*t.

Anonymous 3 months ago

showik&samuel arrested ..rhea next ..bullywood's dirty nexus are going to be exposed soon.

Anonymous 3 months ago

#ISupportBollywood

Anonymous 3 months ago

#ISupportBollywood

Anonymous 3 months ago

#ISupportBollywood.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Drug industry suits more from now, or druggywood?

Anonymous 3 months ago

I have been hearing that salman is involved in ssr murder, it is said that he is fond of minor girls and boys, he is involved in child-trafficking, sushant wanted to expose him and he got killed, maybe that's why sandip was talking about dubai, police found sooraj's mother on his call records there were two ambulances that day, there other body must have neen a minor girl's body, disha and sushant's deaths are 100% connected, they wanted to expose them and they both got killed. Salman baba tu toh gaya, I can feel that your downfall is near. Post the truth please

Anonymous 3 months ago

Bakwas band kar. Boycott bollywood I mean Bully-Wood

Anonymous 3 months ago

Lol damage control

Anonymous 3 months ago

Yeah because your behaviour towards outsiders has been exposed!! You are not an immune from criticism we have every right to criticise you

Anonymous 3 months ago

Finally you have spoken. High time. Kudos.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Yes a lot of people depend on films for their livelihood but why don't you give them fair wages and treatment? Esp in this time even the US almost everyone has taken a pay cut, why should stars be paid in crores for their endorsement and movies. Be logical please!!

Anonymous 3 months ago

The media is blasting bollywood because there's an appetite for it. People are sick of the nepotistic star kids on screen. So it's time for introspection. This letter should have been focused on what they are going to change. Sorry this is too little, too late.

Anonymous 3 months ago

when you have the likes of Sara Ali Khan and Ananya Pandey on the screen where talented people should be, all credibility of the film industry goes down the drain. Why do people like Ajay Devgan and not talk about nepotism then? He is actually talented and relatable. Bollywood needs to change and it's high time they introspect.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Why would Ajay talk about nepotism when his own wife is a product of nepotism? I'm also pretty sure his daughter wants to join movies based on her skin lightening treatments, so he would never say anything

Anonymous 3 months ago

Why are tactlessness actors like annya Panda shoved down our throats with no talent? Why does Karan shove nepotism down out throat with no consequences. The lies.

Anonymous 3 months ago

Wow they did not say anything for sushanth but now since the drug allegations started everyone is speaking

Anonymous 3 months ago

The truth has to come out, if it’s murder or suicide but it’s very sad all the lies, hatred and personal agendas of people. Hope he can rest in peace.

Anonymous 3 months ago

The way you are seeing things, you should become a monk !! Ha Ha !!

Anonymous 3 months ago

Untrue, have little shame!! Clean up the dirt first!!