In the two months that Sushant Singh Rajput has been missing from our lives, a whole cottage industry of superstar-haters powered by the anti-nepotism industry has come into existence.
The formula is simple: are you an out-of-luck struggler who has given up on his dreams? Here’s your chance to redeem your existence, to get back into the limelight: show yourself up as a Sushant-sympathsizer, talk about how Karan Johar or Aditya Chopra or any of the powerful producers refused to take your calls and thereby destroyed your morale/career, etc. And add that the snub drove you to suicide.
I have watched some of these post-Sushant videos and trust me, they are much more lethal than the Covid virus. Several frustrated embittered strugglers are seen giving the filthiest of gaalis to Karan Johar and Salman Khan and other A-listers, others are openly accusing recognizable names of being hand-in-glove with the underworld with not a shred of proof.
The most bizarre chapter in the ongoing Sushant-o-logy is the one about the deceased actor working in a Covid19 vaccine which apparently has a connection to Akshay Kumar.
Tragically has-been actors have also joined the Paranoia Parade of Neurotic Mourners. One of the never-been(not to be confused with the has-beens) ominously claimed that a VERY POWERFUL ENTITY tried to destroy her career.
But Darling , how can anyone destroy something which doesn’t exist, which never existed? Starlets whose career never started are using the nepotism narrative to substantiate their claims of an aborted career. Really , this ongoing exercize in tilting at windmills has gone on too far now.
Suddenly I see so many of Sushant’s friends, family members and fans coming forward? Who are these friends with inside information? Why were they hiding during Sushant’s lifetime? And if they are really friends, why are they revealing confidential information to the media? One such “friend” has recently spoken about Sushant’s relationship with a star-daughter which according to this friend, ended when one of Sushant’s film’s flopped. Really?
Who has given this vast network of breastbeaters the right to reveal privileged information from the deceased star’s life? And how do we know they are not making up stories that can never be verified? Because the only person who could verify them is no more.
We need to listen to Naseruddin Shah very carefully when he says “Every person who has any grievance against anyone is vomiting his or her grievance.”
He is right. Never mistake personal grievance for a social conscience.