Nishant Malkani has worked briefly with late actor Sushant Singh Rajput when the two of them did shows on Zee TV. He played the lead in Preet Se Bandhi Ye Dori Ram Milaayi Jodi while the late actor featured in Pavitra Rishta. The actor did not comment on Sushant's demise earlier as he felt many looked at it as a way of getting publicity.
"I did not like to comment in the beginning, because initially, people were speaking about it just for publicity, and I don’t think that’s good. It is immoral in my eyes to seek publicity on somebody’s death, but now that the initial fever is over, only the real genuine people can come out and share their thoughts about him," he said. Also read: Aly Goni Says He Supports Justice For SSR But Not Kangana Ranaut; Nakuul Mehta Takes A Dig At Her Mumbai Pok Remark
"Sushant and I were a part of Zee TV in 2010 and 2011, my show used to come at 9 p.m. while his came at 9:30 p.m. We did a lot of maha episodes and events together and thus interacted during shoots. I have known him during that period because later I quit Zee TV and he also quit television for films, so we lost touch after that. But what I remember is that he was a humble, hardworking, and talented guy and he was somebody who would take charge of performance or scene and deliver it the way writers wanted," he added. Also read: Guddan Tumse Naa Ho Paayega Nishant Malkani Gets Birthday Surprise By Co-Stars Kanika Maan And Dalljiet Kaur- Pictures
The CBI is investigating Sushant's case now and the Bezubaan Ishq actor asserts that all those guilty should be punished. "I am following the case and getting updates via social media and news channels. Forget about being an industry colleague, I think as a human being I feel that if someone took his life then the culprit needs to come out, and should be punished for what they did to a very young talented fellow who could have done wonders in the industry," he said.
Nishant also spoke about Kangana Ranaut and her gutsy attitude for taking a firm stand in Sushant's case. The actress was one of the first few people from the industry who wanted justice for Sushant.
Talking about her, Nishant said, "I think Kangana is most of the time saying the right thing in a very blunt manner, because of which many people do not like her, but I respect her and I think she is saying all the right things and is also throwing light on the problems in the industry and those people who are causing that problem. I admire her for that and look up to her."
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