Raabta actor said, ''It’s strange that otherwise trolling, gossiping world suddenly wakes up to your niceness and positive side once you are gone. Social media is the fakest and most toxic place."
Sushant Singh Rajput ended his life by hanging at his Bandra apartment in Mumbai and his sudden demise shocked fans, showcasing the ugly side of the glamourous world. Since then, social media is abuzz with blame game targeting the bigwigs of Bollywood and blaming nepotism as the cause for his untimely death.
Bollywood actor Kriti Sanon attended Sushant’s funeral. The Housefull 4 actress took to Instagram to pen a heartfelt tribute to her late co-star. Both Kirti and Sushant had starred in the movie Raabta which was released in 2017. In her long and emotional tribute to the late actor, Kriti slammed social media trolls for being hypocrites citing they picked on everything while he was alive, and now that he’s no more, they talk about the importance of mental health and depression.
The Raabta actor said, ”It’s strange that otherwise trolling, gossiping world suddenly wakes up to your niceness and positive side once you are gone. Social media is the fakest and most toxic place. And if you haven’t posted RIP or said something publicly, you are considered not to be grieving, when in reality, those are the people grieving for real.” She further added saying that social media has now become the new world and the real world has become fake.
Apart from slamming social media trolls, Kriti took shots at the media for being unprofessional and uncaring during Sushant’s funeral. The actress said that media persons banged on her car windows asking for comments while she headed to attend the funeral for her statement on the actor’s demise.
She pleaded on her Instagram post saying that people need to be sensitive during these times and not sensationalize everything and get into the blame game. She revealed the obvious fact that behind all the glamorous looks, celebrities are humans after all and have emotions too, just like the rest of us.
Right after Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, Karan Johar took to Instagram saying ‘’I blame myself for not being in touch’’ with Sushant and stated that he ‘’will never make that mistake again’’. Soon afterwards, social media users attacked Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt, Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan and others claiming that have destroyed the careers of outsiders by giving opportunities only to star kids.
Karan Johar and actress Alia Bhatt lost close to 1 million followers on Instagram and fans in several groups asked citizens to boycott their films. Sushant’s tragic death has opened up a pandora’s box and Salman Khan is also blamed by Dabangg director Abhinav Kashyap for destroying his career. The director posted on social media blaming Salman and his brother Arbaaz and Sohail Khan for ganging up against him and shunning him out of the industry.
Jiah Khan’s mother Rabia Amin also levelled allegations against Salman Khan saying the Dabangg actor sabotaged and hampered the investigation into her daughter’s death by misusing his power and money to prevent Jiah’s then-boyfriend Sooraj Pancholi from being interrogated.
“What happened with Sushant, has reminded me of 2015 when I went to meet CBI officer who had called me down from London. He said please come, we have found some incriminating evidence. I land up over there and he says, ‘Oh, by the way, Salman khan calls me every day and says he has invested a lot of money, please don’t harass the boy, please don’t interrogate him, don’t touch him.
So what can we do, madam’? He was annoyed, he looked frustrated,” said Jiah Khan’s mother Rabia Amin. Salman Khan launched Sooraj Pancholi in 2015 in the movie Hero and was paired alongside Suniel Shetty’s daughter Athiya Shetty. The movie was co-produced by Salman Khan.