Bollywood is now wide divided. One side is having larger than life characters and the ‘saviors of Bollywood’, and their ‘obvious’ supporters. While on the other side are some lone fighters who are determined to expose the ‘Bollywood Mafia’ at any cost, even at the cost of their careers.
Though the divide was there since long, the cracks became visible after the death of Sushant Singh Rajput. The death of the promising actor raised many questions on the way real talents are ignored to favor some star kids. It raised questions on the role of Bollywood Mafia that governs the day-to-day operations in Bollywood. It also raised questions on the way ‘Nepotism’ is killing the real talent coming from small towns.
Though Sushant Singh is no more alive to narrate his ordeal, there are people from the entertainment industry that are taking a firm stand on the case this time. One such personality is Kangana Ranaut.
Always vocal about the favoritism that lies in the DNA of Bollywood, Kangana has spoken about the treatment she got in the industry more than 100 times. She has made open facts about her relationship with Hritik Roshan, how she was pressurized by lyricist Javed Akhtar and how Mahesh Bhatt threatened to ruin her career. And now, she is vocal about the way Bollywood treats the “outsiders”.
In a recent interview with Arnab Goswami on Republic TV, Kangana spoke about how Sushant Singh Rajput always remained an outsider in the industry even after giving multiple hit films. And then she quoted names of Taapsee Pannu and Swara Bhaskar to prove her point. She said that both these actors are “good-looking and better actors than Alia and Ananya”, but they don’t get the movies that they deserve. And then she questions why these “outsiders are still B-grade actors?” while the averagely-talented star kids become A-grader even before the release of their films.
However, as expected, the “obvious supporters” didn’t get the message. Or, they were not allowed to get the message correctly. Whenever the case may be, actress Taapsee Pannu and Swara Bhaskar gave a sarcastic reply to the Manikarnika-fame Kangana Ranaut.
Interestingly, the way these actresses, and other ‘Bollywood well-wishers’ took on Kangana Ranaut, actually made her point stronger than ever.
Nevertheless, there are many prominent personalities that have seconded Kangana’s claims. Director Shekhar Kapoor has said that Sushant was disturbed by the way he was being treated by his own industry. Director Sanja Leena Bhansali said that he waited for 5 years to sign Sushant but he was not allowed by Yash Raj Films. And then there are many others who have given similar statements that prove there is actually very little room for outsiders in the Bollywood.
In all this episode, the core question remains intact. Why did Sushant Singh Rajput commit suicide? Who forced him to take this extreme step? And, can his death actually bring a wave of change in Bollywood? Unfortunately, there is a very less probability that we will ever get the answers to these questions.