Sushant Singh Rajput ended his life on June 14, 2020, in his Bandra apartment in Mumbai. He died by suicide by hanging himself in his bedroom. Though the Mumbai Police has been trying to ascertain the cause that drove the actor to take such a drastic step, reports of SSR battling with depression have now come out in open. Because the actor did not leave any suicide note there have been many conjectures on social media about why he was suffering from depression. As per Times Of India his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty too confirmed in her statement recorded by the police that he was indeed undergoing treatment for clinical depression.
But after a sudden uproar on social media that pointed in the direction of professional rivalry and nepotism being the reason for Sushant's mental state, Karan Johar has been facing the wrath of netizens for over three weeks now. Kangana Ranaut in 2016 had labelled him as the flag bearer of nepotism and since then KJo hasn't been able to get rid off this tag. After Sushant's demise, social media was quick to target him and his 'camp'. Not only Karan but Alia Bhatt, Sonam Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Ananya Pandey, Arjun Kapoor, Ayush Sharma and many others have been constantly facing major criticism for being star kids and allegedly a by-product of nepotism. Though Karan has maintained a stoic silence on the issue his close filmmaker friend has spoken to Bollywood Hungama and revealed about Dharma chief's state of mind. He says,"Karan is a broken man. After being trolled for years he thought he had developed a thick skin. But the brutal hatred that he has received after Sushant’s death has left him shattered.”
KJo's friend added further in a conversation with Bollywood Hungama, “It’s the fact that those close to him are being attacked that makes Karan feel really guilty. His 3-year old twins are getting death threats. Somebody like Ananya Pandey who has no connection with Sushant had a hater on the social media platform asking her to commit suicide to compensate for Sushant’s death."
Bollywood Hungama also asked if Karan will ever give a statement regarding the social media noise and Sushant's death, to which his friend said, “None at all. Lawyers’ advice. Better to keep mum. Karan is in no condition to speak. The fight has gone out of him. He looks like a man beaten by fate. It’s not a pleasant experience to speak to Karan. He breaks down and cries when we call him. He is constantly crying and asking what he has done to deserve this." ALSO READ: Swara Bhasker Lauds Karan Johar’s Honesty Over Nepotism Clip; 'Karan Took The Question On The Chin And Answered In A Candid Manner'
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