As the world of Bollywood was shaken up by Sushant Singh Rajput’s untimely demise, the conversation about nepotism has struck back in lightening mode. Karan Johar and Alia Bhatt received major flak for their tribute posts on Sushant while Kangana Ranaut questioned why the late actor’s achievements went unnoticed by the film industry. Abhinav Singh Kashyap, director of Dabangg, wrote a lengthy note on Facebook regarding how Sushant’s fight continues on even after his death. Abhinav questioned what compelled the young actor to his untimely demise and how a detailed investigation must take place on the same.
Abhinav continued on to write about how talent management agencies lure “needy wild talent from out of Mumbai with little connections or property,” with A-list parties, where they are prominently belittled. They are then used as scapegoats into iron-clad contracts that dominates their entire career. “Even if they are break and manage to escape the clutches of their Talent Management agency somehow, they are systematically boycotted and their name smeared till they jump ship to another Agency in the hope of a better tomorrow. But that tomorrow never comes,” the filmmaker stated.
Moreover, Singh lashed out at Salman Khan and his family for “exploitation and bullying,” while narrating how they threatened him at the most pivotal points of his career. He spoke about how Arbaaz Khan had sabotaged his second project with Shree Ashtavinayak Films,. He had to return the signing money to Shree Ashtavinayak films and later moved to Viacom Pictures. But that did not stop there. They did the same thing again and this time it was Sohail Khan. Post that Reliance Entertainment came to his rescue and they forged an enduring partnership for his film Besharam. Here too the Khans tried to sabotage his film but after many tries, they still couldn’t and the movie finally did well. In the end. In the end, he spoke about how he’ll make sure that no more innocent will kill himself over lack of work with dignity in Bollywood and hope suffering actors and creative artists will share his post on various social media platforms as will the media and people who patronize the entertainment industry.