On the 17th of June, in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur Court, a case has been filed against top celebrities of Bollywood industry.
The case was filed in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide case.
On the 14th of June, Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput allegedly committed suicide at his Bandra residence.
While many mourned his death as a huge loss of Bollywood, many showed outrage towards Nepotism and torture Sushant was going through.
In regard to this, Sudhir Kumar Ojha a lawyer of Muzaffarnagar court filed a complaint, following which a case has been filed against Salman Khan, Karan Johar, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ekta Kapoor.
The biggies of Bollywood industry are booked under sections 306, 109, 504 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC.) The sections includes abetment of suicide, criminal intimidation and intentional insults or provocation to commit suicide.
The lawyer, Sudhir Kumar Ojha said, “In the complaint, I have alleged that Sushant Singh Rajput was removed from around seven films and some of his films were not released. Such a situation was created which forced him to take the extreme step.”
The seven movies include yet to be shot Shekhar Kapoor’s Paani, which Sushant lost to Ranveer Singh.
It is interesting to know, Sushant was offered Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ramleela.
Sushant was also the first choice for movie Befikre, which was later given to Ranveer Singh.
Claiming the same, the Indian National Congress (INC) leader Sanjay Nirupam said, “He lost the films in just six months. Why? The film industry’s ruthlessness works on a very different level. And that ruthlessness took the life of one talented person.”
After the tragic demise of Sushant Singh Rajput, many well known faces of Bollywood stood up and shared similar experiences faced by them.
One such name is Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut. She took to her Instagram and shares an IG TV, speaking about Nepotism and discrimination for outsiders in Bollywood industry.
Similarly Raveena Tandon, another Bollywood actress of 90s shared how struggling and talented actors are boycotted due to the godfathers in the industry.
Vivek Oberoi, who recently started in PM Narendra Modi’s biopic also took to social media and shared his struggling journey in Bollywood. He said, “Being at Sushant’s cremation today was so heartbreaking. I wish I could have shared my personal experience and helped him ease his pain.’ Talking about how tragic it was to see Sushant’s father giving fire to the pyre, Vivek added that had Sushant stopped to think of family, friends and the millions of fans, he would have realised how much people cared. Calling Sushant’s suicide a wake up call for Bollywood.”
Saif Ali Khan, who worked with Sushant Singh Rajput in his last yet to release film Dil Bechara criticised the love messages poured for Sushant Singh Rajput after his demise and called it an insult to the dead.
Saif Ali Khan in an interview to Times of India said, “It’s a very cut throat line of work. But to pretend that you do care is like the ultimate hypocrisy and I think that’s an insult to the dead, you know, it’s an insult to the soul that’s gone.” He added, “To pretend they really care is, you know, it’s a little much for me, it’s a little much to digest like, you know, they’re really coming across as the most ‘feeling’ people because they want their fans to think that they’re the most, feeling people but that’s just untrue.”
Speaking about his experience in Sushant’s last Bollywood movie, Saif Ali Khan said, “I think he was quite happy with that. He was very nice to me and he said he wanted to come and have a drink and talk about various things, which never happened, which I feel bad about. Maybe I could have, you know, helped in some way or not I don’t know. But after working with him, I quite liked him because he was nice.”
Sushant Singh Rajput, entered the Bollywood industry in 2013 with his debut movie Kai Po Che.
He was also one of the top Indian male actors with gross profit for 2019-2020 amounting to Rs. 153 crores.