Since Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, social media has been flooded with conversations and debates about nepotism in Bollywood, and how stars who do not hail from a film background, with prominent families, are treated like outsiders in the industry. Claims of bullying, favoritism, and bias emerged, and a few big personalities such as Salman Khan and Karan Johar were criticized. In fact, there had been claims and reports about Salman Khan’s old interview where he asked, “Sushant, who?” mocking that he doesn’t know him. However, now a post that is going viral on social media states that it was misinterpreted and Salman never asked that.
An Instagram story that has been circulating, is supposedly, a statement by the journalist who interviewed Salman Khan. In the post, the journalist explains what exactly went down during the interview and how it was later misinterpreted. “This happened during my interview. It was being speculated that Salman Khan was producing a few films under his home banner. Back then, he was planning to make Jugalbandi with Saif and Parineeti and also co-produce a few films with Karan Johar. That list included Kesari and also Drive with Sushant and Jacqueline.”
“My last question was about this. I remember very vividly. When I asked him if he's making Drive with Karan Johar starring Sushant and Jackie, he said, "With who?" Referring to Dharma because he had not confirmed the news of his association with Karan, not because he was mocking anyone but because he was chewing on something and didn't hear the Q,” read the statement.
It was further clarified that Salman Khan never asked, "Sushant, who?” and in fact, even confirmed that they were in talks for the film. “What happened is in Bollywood, when you are on your last question, the next interviewer is called in for his/her chat. So the guy from Asian Age was standing when I asked my last question and they ran a sensational copy saying Sushant who?” ALSO READ: Sushant Singh Rajput Death: Netizens Fume As Kareena Kapoor Khan’s Advice To Sara Ali Khan ‘Don’t Date Your First Hero’ Goes Viral- VIDEO
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