Sushant Singh Rajput‘s unfortunate death by suicide is something a lot of people are still coming to terms with. Just a month ago, we had lost two celebrated actors like Rishi Kapoor and Irrfan Khan to illness and now Sushant’s death has made this a very sad year in the Hindi film industry. His passing has also created a furore on social media, opening up a can of worms when it comes to nepotism in Bollywood. It has led to a boycott movement against the industry bigwigs such as Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt and Salman Khan among others, accusing them of cornering and obstructing his career because he was an ‘outsider’.
Babil Khan, Irrfan Khan’s son, took to his social media recently to talk about how he is still coming to terms with losing his father and now has to process Sushant’s death. He called them both sincere men and said that we should celebrate their legacy and take from their wisdom. He issued a plea to all fans that “pinning the blame on someone or something is a futile act”. He added that investigating into Sushant’s death on public platforms will “only bring more despair to the people intimately suffering the loss.” Babil also went on to talk about nepotism, saying that it is okay to rebel against it, but one shouldn’t use Sushant’s death as reason. “Stand up for what’s right regardless anyway in any case,” he concludes.
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It’s still not settling in. We’ve lost two very sincere people and sincerity is key in our spiritual journey, thus it comes as an unbelievable shock, the way Sushant has departed. Naturally, we have descended into pinning the blame on something or someone, which in itself is the most futile act because to find peace by playing the blame game is not honest peace, it is a fleeting reflection of a lie. I urge you to not blame someone or something for this incredibly unfortunate happening, I urge you to accept that life is filled with leg spin deliveries bouncing off spin with no apparent explanation or understanding provided, I urge you to stop investigating the reason because it only brings more despair to the people intimately suffering the loss. Instead we must celebrate the evolution of these sincere men and let their wisdom manifest in our own journeys in some way, hoping to keep little lanterns of their memories ignited in our sensitive souls. I’m saying stand up for what’s right without using Sushant’s demise as an excuse, if you want to rebel against nepotism, do so, but don’t use Sushant as a reason to why you’re doing so now. Stand up for what’s right regardless anyway in any case. (And it would and should be my fight to prove to the audience that I deserve a shot.)
In the end, he says that it is his own fight to prove to the audiences that he is worth the shot if he ever wants to enter the industry.