New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: Sushant Singh Rajput’s death by suicide reportedly due to depression, has raised serious questions on the way Mumbai’s entertainment world allegedly functions with nepotism and intentional sidelining of ‘outsiders’ which in recent days have been touted as driving factors of Entertainment business as whole.

At the receiving end of severe backlash, is the producer-filmmaker Karan Johar who long after being declared as ‘flag bearer of nepotism’, became the punching bag of Sushant’s grieving admirers due to renowned filmmaker’s alleged favouritism attributed to a selected few.

The ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ maker is reportedly in a deep state of shock due to indiscriminate criticism and online-hate which KJo has received in the wake of Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. If a close friend of KJo is to be believed, then the whole sequence of hate has “left him (KJo) shattered”.

Speaking to Bollywood Hungama, Johar’s close friend revealed: “Karan is a broken man. After being trolled for years he thought he had developed a thick skin. But the brutal hatred that he has received after Sushant’s death has left him shattered.”

Karan’s friend added that even KJo’s three-year-old twins are getting death threats, and somebody like Ananya Pandey who apparently had “no connection with Sushant” was told by a social media user to commit suicide to compensate for Sushant’s loss.

When asked does Karan intends to come out with a statement in this context, his friend stated that at Lawyer’s advice, it’s better to keep mum.

“None at all. Lawyers’ advice. Better to keep mum. Karan is in no condition to speak. The fight has gone out of him. He looks like a man beaten by fate. It’s not a pleasant experience to speak to Karan. He breaks down and cries when we call him. He is constantly crying and asking what he has done to deserve this,” he added.

Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide on the second Sunday of June. His last on-screen appearance will be in Mukesh Chhabra’s ‘Dil Bechara’ based on American author John Green’s ‘The Fault In Our Stars’. The film will be released on Disney-Hotstar on July 24th.

Posted By: Talib Khan