Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise has sent shock waves across the industry. Many celebs poured in their condolence and shared their memory with the deceased actor. Karan Johar and Alia Bhatt were also among many Bollywood stars, who expressed their grief on social media.
However, a faction of Twitter called out Karan and Alia for their ‘superficial’ tributes to Sushant, blaming them for not being supportive of an ‘outsider’ when he was alive. They both are being trolled, not for their ignorance, but sheer insensitivity towards Sushant. Netizens revisited one of Alia’s Koffee With Karan appearances where she mocked Sushant during a rapid-fire round.
Now, actress Swara Bhasker stepped forward to defend Karan and Alia on Twitter. She deemed trolls blaming the two for Sushant’s death as “height of idiocy and hypocrisy”.
“Parts of India Twitter blaming #KaranJohar and #AliaBhatt for the tragic suicide of Sushant – for some silly game played on a frivolous and pointless chat show (that All those people who are now abusing Bollywood nepotism lapped up) is both the height of idiocy and hypocrisy! 1/n”
“Sushant didn’t leave a note. We don’t know what he went thru. We don’t know the cause. STOP taking out ur frustration using the pain of a troubled person. He didn’t leave a note! Get it? He didn’t want to talk about it. He’s gone. Let him have his peace & his family privacy. 2/n”
“That may be but it’s still idiotic to hold Karan & Alia responsible for this tragedy – because they made some thoughtless comments. The fact is we don’t know what Sushant was going through nor what the cause was. Everything being discussed is speculation & gossip. It’s not right.”
This didn’t go well with netizens and they started slamming Swara for supporting Karan and Alia. A user wrote, “Even a jellyfish will understand what he meant after reading his post replies and his statements about acceptance in Bollywood! It’s a wake-up call, please stop gaining brownie points.”
Meanwhile, actress Koena Mitra also shared her viewpoint about nepotism. She said, “Bollywood is no more about celebrating art. The culture, fashion, and lifestyle are more popular. Bollywood lifestyle is more popular than substantial films and then comes groupism and friendship where friends are expected to work for free. There are a lot of bread snatchers in our industry, so much that they will snatch the last piece of bread from your mouth and leave you hungry just to do favors to their camp. Nepotism, bias, and gundagiri is there in our industry and has become a habit now.”