Much has been said and discussed on June 14 about the untimely demise of Sushant Singh Rajput. Ever since it was announced that he had died by suicide, there is a new conspiracy theory about his death every day. Many people have questioned Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt, Yash Raj Films, and Salman Khan and blamed him for Sushant’s death. The debate of nepotism in Bollywood has once again put it at the forefront.
Recently, Raj Thackeray’s Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) said that they would teach a tough lesson to any filmmaker or film industry personnel to practice nepotism. He has appealed to the artists to contact them if they face nepotism. According to India TV, MNS Maharashtra vice-president Vejesh Saraswat said, “Mumbai Police is investigating in the right direction. The police should question everyone on nepotism. It can be Bhansali or anyone else.”
He further added, “If anyone is being harassed in the film industry, if any gang is not letting an artist work, the artist should approach MNS. Raj Thackeray’s party will teach anyone practicing nepotism a tough lesson.”
Police are investigating Sushant’s death to see if there was any hooliganism. So far, he has recorded statements of more than 25 people including Riya Chakraborty, Sanjana Sanghi, Shanu Sharma, Shekhar Kapoor and has also called Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Kangana Ranaut to record their statements.
Shekhar Suman had recently come to Patna to meet Sushant’s father. He later claimed that Sushant had replaced 50 SIM cards in the last few months and called for a CBI inquiry into the case.
On the work front, an adaptation of the novel The Fault in Our Stars, Sushant Singh Rajput’s last film, Dil Bechara, , will be released on 24 July. The film will be released digitally.