"He was bullied by people and boycotted"
Filmmaker Shamik Maulik will be making a film titled, Suicide or Murder: A Star Was Lost which is inspired by the life and struggles of Sushant Singh Rajput.
The 34-year-old Bollywood actor tragically committed suicide at his residence in Bandra on 14 June 2020.
Sushant’s body was discovered by Mumbai Police and was announced deceased.
The actor was suffering from depression for approximately six months before his untimely demise.
News of his death has sparked many discussions about lobbying, nepotism and more in Bollywood.
The industry has been slammed for its mistreatment of actors who are labelled “outsiders.”
In fact, many influential celebrities like Karan Johar, Salman Khan, Alia Bhatt, Sanjay Leela Bhansali just to name a few have been condemned for mistreating Sushant.
As a result, many of these stars have lost fan followings and are being boycotted.
Not only that, but two young girls have also committed suicide after being depressed over Sushant’s death.
It is also believed that Sushant’s death is not suicide rather it is murder because of the immense pressure he had faced.
His neglect in Bollywood which deteriorated his mental health led him to take such a drastic step.
Now, director Shamik Maulik will be making a film inspired by the actor’s life.
Suicide or Murder: A Star Was Lost revolves around the struggles faced by actors with no film background.
Actors like Sushant, unfortunately, suffer as they attempt to make a career for themselves in Bollywood.
Speaking to Navbharat Times, Maulik revealed his intentions behind the film.
He aims to “end the monopoly of the big stars and production houses of the film industry.” He said:
“I want to break this gang. My story will show everything that was done wrong with Sushant.”
“That boy was forced to end his life. He was bullied by people and boycotted and was even fired from several films back-to-back.
“The film is not a biopic but is rather inspired by Sushant’s life. It will spill the beans on many secrets of the film industry.”
The sad reality of Bollywood has taken a promising soul like Sushant from the world.
Many other stars like Kangana Ranaut, Koena Mitra, Abhinav Singh Kashyap and more have spoken out about their hardships.
Actress Raveena Tandon also disclosed the “dirty politics” in Bollywood.
Suicide or Murder: A Star Was Lost aims to expose Bollywood and highlight the injustice faced by many.