The untimely death of Sushant Singh Rajput shook the whole nation and his fans and friends mourn his death. Many Bollywood celebrities have taken charge of their social media and expressed their sadness for the actor. However, Internet users and some filmmakers have started to call the “big players in the industry” for their double standards and hypocrisy. Nevertheless, Saif Ali Khan also feels the same way and thinks that the sudden love for Sushant Singh Rajput after his death from the film industry is “a little too much to digest”. He thinks that a day of silence or introspection would have been good instead of pretending to care.
Saif Ali Khan is angry at the sudden revival of the film industry’s love for Sushant Singh Rajput after his death on Sunday. He believes that a day of silence would be more appropriate than “hypocrisy” to pretend to worry.
In an interview with The Times of India, Saif called the news of Sushant’s death “just awful”, but denounced the “rumors” in the aftermath of the tragedy. “There are so many people who made comments so quickly. And it just seems to me that people are gaining somewhere from this poor boy’s tragedy, you know, whether it’s to show compassion or to show” interest or to show a political position. So many people are constantly talking about garbage in this kind of roadblock on social media and it’s really embarrassing, really, I think, “he said.
“Out of respect for him, for the Sushant tragedy, maybe a day of silence or introspection would be a little more becoming than this outpouring of love – an outpouring of love from people who don’t never care about him and those who don’t “don’t care about anyone else,” he said.
Saif said the film industry is known for its competitiveness and that the claim to take care of Sushant was “an insult” to him. “I mean, we don’t care about anyone. You know, it’s a very fierce line of work. But pretending that you care is like ultimate hypocrisy and I think it’s an insult to the dead, you know, it’s an insult to the soul that’s gone” he said.
The sudden display of love for Sushant is “a little too much to digest” for Saif, who admitted that “if no one really cares about this city”, they want to sound empathetic to their fans. He added that people writing long articles on social media should not show the same level of love and compassion in real life.
“We live in a time when people write 10 lines for you on Twitter and walk past you on the street – they won’t even touch you and shake your hand. You know, we wish you your birthday, but people don’t really call you. There is no contact, “he said.
It has been said that Sushant had failed before the close-ups of the film industry. Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur tweeted after he disappeared: “I knew the pain you were going through. I knew the story of the people who left you so much that you would cry on my shoulder …” Kangana Ranaut shared an angry video, in which she said that the deceased actor had not received his due because he was a stranger, and she was constantly told that he was “worthless”.
However, Saif does not entirely agree with this. “People are constantly failing. Everyone talks about him, even those who say who failed you or didn’t fail you, I think, exploits his name a little. Take a stand right now, aside from the grief, and just to say that I’m really sad that there is no other way out of it – any other comment is somewhere manipulating the situation, I think . You saw it as an opportunity to shoot someone, and you are doing it, ”he said.
Asked about the Bollywood camps that impact an actor’s career, Saif said, “These are the bad comments to make now. I mean, you can say, listen, this is really bad, which is really sad that this is the only way for him to see. But blaming someone or you know, getting out of these camps is pathetic. I think it’s a lockdown and social media feature. And that’s sad that moviegoers can’t think beyond movies. We will all assume that this terrible thing for him is because of his movies. There is more to live in. – maybe he was upset by others things in his life. Maybe it was a personal reason. Maybe it has nothing to do with the movies. If you can’t see beyond that, you will put everything – the movies that you do. “
Saif’s daughter Sara Ali Khan, who made her Bollywood debut opposite Sushant in Kedarnath, was shocked and “very, very, very upset” by the news. “She loved him very much. She was quite impressed with certain aspects of her personality. She told me that he was very intelligent, that he could discuss, you know, Jean-Paul Sartre and that he could discuss various aspects of philosophy and engineering. … and that he had learned to draw with a left-handed bow and arrow, and that he was very fit, very hardworking and a good actor” said Saif, adding that she still called him “a truly remarkable person “.