Popular Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who hailed from Patna, Bihar, was an outsider in the industry who made a name with his performances in films like MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, Sonchiriya, Kai Po Che and more.
The actor died by committing suicide on June 14. He was battling with depression for the past six months and was seeking psychiatric treatment for the same. His untimely death has shocked the entire nation, his family and fans.
Actor Gulshan Devaiah says that though he didn’t know Sushant personally, but his death has deeply disturbed him. Gulshan has rejected the theory that Bollywood is a ‘family’. He was reacting to a statement by actor Meera Chopra, in which she’d apologised on behalf of the film industry for not standing by Sushant Singh Rajput.
He wrote on Twitter, “As actors, somewhere deep down inside, we think we know why he did it & that’s why it is so disturbing even if you didn’t know him at all. It’s a hard game to play and he played it very well but the game won in the end. (sic).”
Really sorry to be doing this but Bollywood is not a family , it never was and never will be . If one thinks it’s a family .. there is the problem. Bollywood is an imaginary name for a place of work that’s it . I am really not trying to put anybody down here & sorry if it seems https://t.co/hoz30WiEOJ
— Gulshan Devaiah (@gulshandevaiah) June 15, 2020
On Sunday, many members of the film community such as Akshay Kumar, Karan Johar, Abhishek Bachchan, Riteish Deshmukh, Anushka Sharma, Alia Bhatt, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, and Sushant’s former collaborators such as Sara Ali Khan, Sanjana Sanghi, Abhishek Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra and others left condolence messages for the actor.
Sushant was known for his acclaimed performances in films such as MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, Sonchiriya, Kai Po Che, and Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!, among others. The actor was to appear in Dil Bechara, a remake of The Fault in our Stars.