New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: Actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death by suicide on 14th June this year sent unprecedented shockwaves across the country. A small-town hailing shining star who immortalised Mahendra Singh Dhoni on-screen was epitomising his passion for acting film-after-film, and shot after shot, with a rare acting finesse just when he decided to end his life.

Mumbai Police found the prescriptions of anti-depressant at SSR’s Bandra house as the 34-year-old actor was reportedly suffering from depression for at least last six months. Several high-profile names, from celebrated filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, to famed casting director Mukesh Chhabra along with various co-actors of SSR’s, have been questioned by Mumbai Police, with the angle of professional rivalry too under investigation.

Here is a look at the key developments in the wake of Sushant Singh Rajput’s death:

Watershed moment against Nepotism?

The stalwarts of Mumbai’s Film industry who allegedly have promoted Nepotism in the entertainment world have been at the receiving end of the backlash from the fans nationwide. From filmmaker Karan Johar, to ‘Raazi’ actress Aalia Bhatt, various big names lost hundreds of thousands of their followers on social media in the wake of fans alleging groupism in the film industry that reportedly sidelined SSR, and eventually played an integral part in his death.

Other than KJo and Aalia, several stars, Arjun Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, and other have been at the receiving end of a phenomenal degree of criticism from fans all across the nation. Cases have also been filed against filmmaker Ekta Kapoor, Karan Johar, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Salman Khan and others in connection to Sushant’s suicide. The 1990s fan-favourite Raveena Tandon said that ‘dirty games’ are played in the industry to sideline people, whereas Kangana Ranaut came up with a series of videos alleging unfair tactics used by ‘certain people’ to destroy the careers of self-made actors.

So much so has been the criticism against Nepotism that when Mahesh Bhatt’s ‘Sadak-2’ poster was released starring Aalia Bhatt in lead role, the calls for film’s boycott were made on social media, pushing the makers to disable the comment section to evade the backlashing comments.

Posted By: Abhinav Gupta