Is Sushant Singh Rajput ever going to rest in peace. If it wasn’t enough that a truly talented young actor, with a wealth of potential to blossom into a huge movie star, met with a tragic end, then certain sections of Bollywood news circles and industry insiders alike have seemed to steadfastly resolve to neither let his soul (if there’s such a thing) rest in peace, nor afford his family the space to find even a modicum of closure. And if you thought that you’d seen the last of this despicable circus show with the media and the likes of Shekhar Suman feeding off Sushant’s suicide, then think again because Kangana Ranaut is back.
After having begun this circus show with her vitriolic video mere days after Sushant Singh Rajput had ended his life, Kangana Ranaut is now at it again, preying on the opportunity handed to her on a platter, courtesy an interview on a prime-time news channel. And to document how her crusade to seek justice for Sushant’s death seems more like a personal agenda, let’s address some of the points she had raised in her interview:
Kangana claims that whatever she’s said is in the public domain
What is exactly in the public domain? That films were snatched away from Sushant, that he was replaced by Ranveer Singh in Ram-Leela, Bajirao Mastani and Befikre, that he was replaced by Aditya Roy Kapur and Arjun Kapoor in Fitoor and Half Girlfriend…? Sushant has himself gone on record stating he wasn’t able to do four of those films due to date issues (they were clashing with other projects he had already agreed to) and that Befikre was never offered to him in the first place. All this information has come from the horse’s mouth in his earlier interviews when he was alive, and is all easily accessible on Google for those willing to do some research rather than be brainwashed by propaganda. So what exactly is in the public domain? May be, it’s time to return that Padma Shri…eh, Kangana?
Kangana implicates Aditya Chopra, Karan Johar, Mahesh Bhatt
So heartening to see the so-called concern for Sushant? Is there a proof before implicating the names so flippantly taken…? Hearsay and personal experiences with them… however, bad they may have been? Was Kangana privy to their interaction with Sushant or has any evidence/eye-witness accounts to them psychologically breaking him down? What happened with Adi…they didn’t do Paani together? Yeah…like no film of other actors ever promised by a filmmaker or studio never happened to not take off, right? A senior actress really ought to to know and have experienced these things, which are nothing more than part and parcel of the industry. And there have been several reports of Shekhar Kapur not being able to deliver the script or plan the project as to YRF’s liking, which is when they parted ways due to creative differences.
And Karan Johar cracked a few jokes on Sushant, the videos of which targeting Sonam and Alia and others are now being circulated with shrewd editing. Well…I don’t know about others, but in my line of work, several workers have pulled my leg in jest and others have also bitched about me behind my back and some have gone as far as trying to malign my name. But, no, that doesn’t mean anyone of them can be held responsible for what I may do to myself. It’s a tough world, and in every line, you’re going to make more detractors that well-wishers, especially as you climb the ladder of success.
Multiple movies being made on Parveen Babi
Which multiple movies — past, present or future — have been made on Parveen ji, Kangana? We can remember but a couple of them, the most popular of which had starred you if memory serves right.
Kangana makes Bollywood sound wither like a gangland, where a select bunch are moving about with long coats and Colt 45s holstered to their waist, oppressing the remaining poor souls, milking them for their last penny and peace, with her being the great messiah sworn to lead the oppressed to a new dawn. Wait, doesn’t this sound straight out of the plot of a 70s Bollywood masala potboiler? Again, she said that all this information is available in the public domain. Where…Kangana…where is it? Even we’d love to go through the facts of such spicy reality that we’ve never seen or heard despite working in the same industry.
Critics being questioned on how they’re reviewing movies
It’s purely a critic’s prerogative, and frankly, a personal opinion (which what any review boils down to anyway) as to how they rate a film. In what preposterous, parallel world can a critic be held responsible for the actions taken by an actor/filmmaker/film crew based on how she/he rated their movie? Heck, even the paying public (our true masters from whom we work) can deride our reviews if they don’t agree with us, but can never question why and how we review a film.
Mud-slinging and name-calling
For someone who propagates herself to be the flag-bearer for “outsiders in Bollywood” and acts as judge, jury and 1-step short of executioner against star kids, Kangana has no qualms in deriding, lambasting and indulging in complete character assassination of other outsiders like Taapsee Pannu and Swara Bhasker (the current targets in a long list of targets), labelling them “B-grade actresses” among whole list of unsavory tags, and running both their work and talent through their mud. And as a self-professed feminist, don’t even get us started on how she’s harming the efforts of other women. And why? Just because they don’t buy into her agendas and are willing to peacefully work alongside star kids and other people whom she claims to only promote nepotism? Just because they prefer to let their work do the talking rather than petty agendas; something she used to do so admirably well, years ago.
WTF, Kangana Ranaut? Enough has been said and done. Let the man rest in peace now and let his family try and find some peace. If that isn’t too much to ask? And while you’re at it, we’d so love our old Kangana back, if you may?