Filmmaker Karan Johar may very well be the subsequent Bollywood persona to be referred to as by the Mumbai Police this week to document assertion in actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise case, sources say. The movie director-turned-producer was mercilessly trolled on social media final month over allegations that he favours trade insiders and their kids in relation to hiring for motion pictures produced by his firm.
Sushant Singh Rajput, 34, was discovered useless in his Bandra condo in June. Police stated he died by suicide. The police are at present probing if skilled rivalry compelled the actor to take the drastic step.
Scores of movie personalities together with famous filmmakers like Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Shekhar Kapur, and the actor’s buddy Rhea Chakraborti – who has demanded a CBI probe into his demise – have recorded their statements.
On Monday, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt joined the probe as he recorded his assertion within the case. On allegations of his involvement in nepotism in Bollywood, he stated he has given probabilities to a number of newcomers in his motion pictures. He stated he had met Sushant Singh Rajput solely twice – in 2018 and 2020. He mentioned his guide with the actor and by no means had any dialogue relating to hiring him for Sadak 2, he added.
Actor Kangana Ranaut, who has slammed Bollywood bigwigs for allegedly ignoring “outsiders” and hiring kids of stars, has been requested to affix investigation, Maharashtra Residence Minister Anil Deshmukh stated on Sunday.
The nepotism debate has been raging on social media ever for the reason that actor’s demise. A number of actors and professionals linked to the movie trade have come ahead with allegations that they’re being stonewalled within the trade.
Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman lately stated that he is not getting sufficient work within the Hindi movie trade as a result of “there’s a complete gang working towards him,” reported news company PTI. The musician composed 9 songs for Sushant Singh Rajput’s final movie Dil Bechara that premiered on Disney+Hotstar on June 24.
Mr Johar, the pressure behind a number of Bollywood blockbusters, had tweeted a tragic notice shortly after the actor’s demise.
“I blame myself for not having been in contact with you for the previous yr. I’ve felt at instances like you could have wanted individuals to share your life with however by some means by no means adopted up on that feeling, won’t ever make the identical mistake once more,” he had stated final month.