Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise has been shocking and it has been turned into a topic of debate in which his death has been termed as murder at the hands of Bollywood mafias. His death reignited the debate of nepotism, lobbying, camp-ism, group-ism in the Hindi Film Industry on a large scale and fans have been bashing and trolling a lot of Bollywood actors and actresses. Vidya Balan who will be next seen in Shakuntala Devi opened up on all the mud-slinging that’s been happening in the recent past. “With Sushant Singh Rajput passing away, people who felt wronged, ignored, there was a sense of identification with him,” Vidya Balan said in an interview with CinemaExpress.com.
She also said that coming up with theories is not fair to Sushant Singh Rajput. “Now the point is rightly or wrongly we do not know, because we do not know why he took the step he did. To show respect is to keep quiet. To speculate is… people can come up with all sorts of theories and that’s unfair to him more than anyone else, and his loved ones, who’re probably grieving.”
The actress went on to talk about her journey in the industry saying, “I’ve been through ups and downs and I’ve had all sorts of experiences in the industry. I am not saying nepotism does not exist, but I didn’t let that stand in my way. That said, everyone is different. It’s a tumultuous time and it really helps to talk to someone.”
Vidya went on to say that blaming someone else when a person took his own life is not justified. She asked the people should let Sushant rest in peace. “But no one can be blamed if someone decides to take their own life,” she said. “Let him really rest in peace.”
Sushant Singh Rajput was 34 when he died by suicide on 14 June 2020.