Anurag Kashyap says Sushant was ‘Too Problematic’

Anurag Kashyap, who refused to work with Sushant claiming he was ‘too problematic’, has shared screenshots of his chat with Sushant’s manager.

Anurag Kashyap says Sushant was 'Too Problematic' f

“He is too problematic man."

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has shared a WhatsApp chat with Sushant’s manager in which he referred to the late actor as being “too problematic.”

Recently, Rhea Chakraborty was arrested by the NCB in connection to the drug angle in Sushant’s death case.

However, many members of the film fraternity such as Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar and many more demanded justice for Rhea.

In order to explain why Bollywood is supporting Rhea, Anurag Kashyap shared a screenshot of his conversation with Sushant’s manager on Twitter.

The interaction reportedly took place three weeks before the late actor’s demise.

Addressing Bollywood’s reaction in supporting Rhea, Anurag wrote:

“Everybody baying for Rhea’s blood, asking questions like how did you know she didn’t do this or that to him? how do you what was he going through?

“are forgetting that the whole industry has actually known and seen and interacted with SSR over last 9-10 years. Yes we know better.”

He further added:

“And that is also the reason the whole industry has been quiet so far out of respect for him.

“And now it is that very knowledge of SSR that has again brought everyone out here together to stand in solidarity for Rhea because it’s gone too far. Republic doesn’t inform our opinion.”

Further reacting to a Twitter user’s claim that Bollywood sidelined Sushant Singh Rajput, Anurag wrote:

“I am sorry that I am doing this but this chat is from three weeks before he passed away.

“Chat with his manager on 22 May .. havent don’t it so far but feel the need now .. yes I didn’t want to work with him for my own reasons ..”

In the message shared online, the manager said:

“I know u don’t like people pitching actors I feel I can take that chance with u.. please keep sushant singh Rajput in mind if u feel he fits in anywhere with u.

“As an audience ok i’d love to see you two create something great.”

Responding to the manager’s message, Anurag Kashyap replied:

“He is too problematic man. I have known him from before he started out and got him his film Kai Po Che.”

Anurag Kashyap also shared screenshots of his interaction with Sushant’s manager on the 14 June 2020, the day of his demise. He said:

“Also My conversation with his manager on June 14th.

“It will show you things if you want to see. It feels horrible to do this but can’t keep it back .. and for those as well who think we didn’t care for the family. As honest as I can be .. judge me all you want.”

Explaining why he did not cast Sushant, Anurag said:

“I never shared and never asked me what happened.. Yeah I walked away from because Mukesh told me Sushant wanted to do my film.. Then Sushant ghosted me And I shelved the film.”

He further added that he wished he had spoken to him:

“We were always honest. That’s why I was upset. And I know Mukesh had something to do with it.

“So I just stayed away from the two. I just feel maybe I should have talked to him once instead of holding on to that grudge. Just feel so shit.”

The conversation continues with the manager requesting Anurag Kashyap not to be hard on himself as the late actor may be resting in peace.

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