New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: Sushant Singh Rajput had always been the audience attracting voice and had shared his personal beliefs in the interviews and won the hearts of millions. His words were always thoughtful and heartfelt to the fans.

However, his sudden death has left his fans shocked and sparked a debate on nepotism and favouritism in Bollywood. His fans have filled social media with the debates over the nepotism and have criticised several of the stars and filmmakers.

However, nepotism and favouritism is not new in Bollywood and the 34-year-old actor has in 2016 spoke about the issue. In an interview with Hindustan Times, Sushant was asked about his views on the difficulty in making friends in the industry to which he said that time, trust, and mental security are the most important factors for a long-lasting relationship but unfortunately the industry has nothing to do with them.

Speaking about the outsiders’ treatment in Bollywood, Sushant had said that “it’s not someone’s choice” while adding that the “one thing that is common between outsiders and insiders is the hard work and professionalism” which can help everyone survive long in the industry.

“Only one thing can protect you from this prejudice — be really good at what you do and be professional. We have some of the biggest success stories of outsiders, and unfortunate ones of insiders. So, in the long run, it doesn’t matter,” Sushant told Hindustan Times in an interview.

Sushant had further said that the industry has some of the outsiders with great stories while some insiders with unfortunate stories.

Talking about nepotism and repeated chances given to the celebrities with no talent in the industry, he told Hindustan Times that if this “keeps going on then the audience is currently exposed to the international side of the film industry, which will lead to the collapse of the whole industry”.

He also revealed about the perks of the stardom and said that “when you put all your efforts doing something you enjoy and then you get accepted for it then there is a sense of pride in it”.

“There is a sense of pride in being accepted because of your talent and the hard work you put in. The bad part is that, as a kid, you think that, one day, you will get famous and rich, and that will be the answer to everything. But when that actually happens, you realise how wrong those perceptions were,” he told Hindustan Times.

Sushant Singh Rajput committed suicide at his Bandra residence in Mumbai. The police confirmed that the actor was taking anti-depressant pills from the last six months.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma