Sushant Singh Rajput’s death has sparked the nepotism debate once again. Celebs like Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt, Sonam Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha recently limited comments on their Instagram after receiving major backlash from netizens over nepotism, industry politics and other debates. Now amidst the ongoing nepotism and no-nepotism debate, Farhan Akhtar has reacted on the ‘privilege club’ of industry. During a recent conversation when the Rock On actor was asked about SSR’s death he said the speculation from abetment to murder is crazy.
Farhan told India Today, “It is one of the greatest tragedies that I can think of in recent times. It is a tremendous loss to the fraternity. It enrages you when you see that his family is not given the opportunity to breathe. Theories are being spun about why he did it. This is not the time for that. Let some time pass. Right now its speculation from abetment to murder to every crazy thing. Everyone suddenly knew what he thought, his journey and everything about him. What followed is a circus. Be kind, be more inclusive, be aware, reach out, but right now everyone is either got a sword out or holding a shield. It’s ugly. We should remember him for his great work and talent, mourn the fact that we lost somebody who had great potential.”
Further, when he was asked about nepotism in the industry he said, “I don’t know what this privilege club is. Who this circle is that exists within a circle, who has this kind of control over everything that goes on. As in any other fraternity, there will be certain circles of friends that will form. I’ve actually ended up becoming friends with people who have been good to me since the beginning of my career. As a producer and a director, I will always try to reach out to them and help them in whichever way I can.”
He added that he may not have had the same experience as everybody else, so he doesn’t know and it is not possible for him to tell anyone there’s no such thing. “But, and this I’ve seen since forever, people flock to people who are successful. Good or bad, that can be discussed, but fortunately or unfortunately, this is the truth. When people are successful everyone is around them, when not, it’s only their closest friends who stick around,” he concluded. (ALSO READ: Post Sushant Singh Rajput's Death Actor Gains 5 Million Followers On Instagram)
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