New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: Sushant Singh Rajput’s death by suicide has stoked the debate on raging nepotistic culture and favouritism in Mumbai’s entertainment world, and in the latest turn of events has brought singing star Sonu Nigam at crossheads with T-series owner Bhushan Kumar and his wife Divya Khosla Kumar.

The ‘Yaariyan’ director, however, became the centre of hilarious reactions on Twitter, after her video in which she defends her husband Bhushan Kumar against Sonu’s accusations, went viral.

In response to Sonu Nigam’s assertions surrounding the exploitative culture of Bhushan Kumar-led T-series, Divya Khosla Kumar took to Instagram and dismissed Nigam's claims, and called Sonu “thankless” in-process in a video titled 'The Bitter Truth #SonuNigam'.

During the course of the video, to corroborate the point that T-series founder Gulshan Kumar ‘made him (Sonu) a big artist’ by flying him off from Delhi to Mumbai at his own expense, she introduced Sheru (Kumar’s family cook) on camera and said he has been with the family since 1988, and hence knows Sonu’s rise with T-series. Divya also quoted Bhagavad Geeta to defend her claims.


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Netizens found Sheru’s abrupt introduction in the video funny, and couldn’t help but continued to expand the comically hilarious atmosphere on the micro blogging site, at the back of one-and-only ‘Sheru ji’. Many users drew the parallels between Sheru and famous monologue-tuned ‘Hockey Player’ from film ‘Welcome’:

“This whole saga of Divya Khosla Kumar and Sheru is so funny. They definitely should get a filmfare award for this performance . Why didn’t she make a tik-tok video?,” wrote another user.

“#divyakhoslakumar Shinchan ka shero is better than Divya ka sheru,” reacted yet another Tweeple on the micro blogging site.

The storm of favouritism in the film industry, which many, since Sushant Singh Rajput’s death have called out, continues to stay relevant on and off the social media, with demands for better accountability standards within the functioning of the entertainment industry.

Posted By: Talib Khan