Is Bollywood nepotism behind Sushant Singh Rajput's death?

Is Bollywood nepotism behind Sushant Singh Rajput's death?

With Sushant Singh Rajput's untimely demise, Bollywood lost one of its versatile actors. His death came as a shock to several actors from the industry, it has left them speechless. The cinema industry took to Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to extend their condolences.

Kangana Ranaut strongly condemned Bollywood's nepotism and called out the industry blatantly by uploading an Instagram video and asked "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 it's own? I feel like a leftover. So doesn't this incident have any reason?"

After attending Sushant Singh Rajput's last rites on Sunday, Vivek Oberoi shared a heartfelt note on Twitter saying, "Being at Sushant’s cremation today was so heartbreaking. I truly wish I could have shared my personal experience and helped him ease his pain. I’ve been through my own journey of pain, it can be very dark and lonely." Further, he added, “I hope our industry that calls itself a family, does some serious introspection."

One of the highlights of his note was his request to Bollywood to become a "place where talent is nurtured and not crushed."

On the other hand, Sushant Singh's decision to commit suicide is being linked with his mental health condition, according to reports he was taking medications for depression.

Sushant Singh's demise has had several people around the country, including fans and well-wishers put up their opinions about mental health and how it's high time to acknowledge its importance. The shocking news of his death is a trigger point for the ongoing debate on social media about Bollywood's toxic nepotism.

Friends and acquaintances took Twitter to call out Bollywood industry for its hypocrisy, for not lending a helping hand at the time of need, and not acknowledging one's hard work.

It’s no secret Sushant was going through very tough times for the last few years. No one in the industry stood up for him nor did they lend a helping hand. To tweet today is the biggest display of how shallow the industry really is. No one here is your friend.

With the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, it can be seen how stars from the Bollywood industry are empathising, calling out nepotism and talking about the importance of mental health and well-being.

Although there is no concrete answer to his suicide but his friends from Bollywood know his past struggles and believe that lack of support from the industry drove him to take such a drastic step.

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