Popular Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut has come down heavily on the film industry over the alleged suicide of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
This is the translated version of her Hindi speech: “Sushant Singh Rajput’s death has left all of us devastated, but some are looking for a parallel narrative even here. That whoever has a weak mind, they slip into depression and kill themselves. A guy who has a scholarship from Stanford… he is a rank holder of his engineering entrance, how can his mind be weak?”
She adds: “If you look at his last few posts, he is clearly saying, begging people to see his films, that I don’t have a Godfather, I will be thrown out of this industry. Even in his interviews, he says why doesn’t this industry make me its own? I feel like a leftover. So doesn’t this incident have any reason?”
According to Kangana, “He didn’t get any acknowledgement for his debut film, Kai Po Che, or MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, or Kedarnath, or Chhichhore. A bad film like Gully Boy gets all awards, Chhichhore is the best film by the best director, but his film gets no acknowledgement.”
“We don’t need anything from you, we don’t need your films, but the films that we do on our own, why don’t you acknowledge us for that? The films I myself direct, why do you declare those superhit films flop? Why have you slammed six cases on me? Why did you want to put me in jail?” she says.
“There is also a section of journalists who write blinds on Sushant, that he is psychotic, he is neurotic, he is an addict. But you find Sanjay Dutt’s addiction very cute,” she adds.