Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise by suicide on 14th July left his fans, family, and Bollywood in shock. His absence has created a void in the hearts of millions of people which can never be filled. Sushant’s last movie, Dil Bechara, is all set to release on the OTT platform on 24th July. The actress of the film, Sanjana Shanghai recalls the days when Shushant was falsely accused of sexually harassing her on the set.
There were many blind articles doing rounds against him, calling him a molester and much more. In her recent interview with Pinkvilla, she talks about the fake #MeToo against him: “Everyone thinks only Sushant was the one troubled there. But I was equally troubled. We knew our truth – I know what he meant to me, he knew what he meant to me and that’s what matters.” She further adds, “We were on set shooting every day.
When one or two articles come, then you don’t pay heed to it and let it pass. But when it becomes rampant, and there are articles which are baseless, I have no respect for them or the people writing them or the ones believing them.”
She recalls her conversation with the late actor, “He asked me, ‘Should I put out these chats?’ I was like, ‘Go for it, maybe that would help.’ He then put it out but people still refused to believe us. Then, I came out and spoke about it.
The girl who has supposedly accused the boy is giving clarification and even that doesn’t work. That makes sit up and think, ‘What kind of a society are we living in? Are we just willing to believe a certain reality? Why can’t people accept that we really like each other and are working together to make a beautiful film.”
Sanjana talked about how close they both were and how much fun they had on the set. Also, she adored Shushant’s art and skills.
After Sanjana’s interview it’s clear that Shushant never made her uncomfortable in fact, he was helpful. The question is who were spreading rumors against Shushant Singh Rajput? Where are those journalists who wrote blind articles against him?
We have lost a young actor and the whole country is mourning his death and fans are agitated the way Bollywood treats outsiders. The discussion is important on this issue because there are lakhs of girls and boys dreaming to become an actor and actress. If this discussion is suppressed and stopped, we can never create a safer place for the newer generation in the Indian cinema.