Actor Saif Ali Khan has come down heavily on this sudden barrage of messages on social media after Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. He feels it is sheer hypocrisy because the industry doesn’t care for anybody. In an interview to Times of India, he said, “There are so many people who’ve made comments so quickly. And it just seems to me that people are somewhere gaining some mileage from this poor fellow’s tragedy, you know, whether it’s to show compassion or to show interest or to show some political stance. So many people are talking rubbish in this nonstop kind of barrage on social media and it’s just embarrassing, really, I think.”
He didn’t mince any words and said, “Out of respect for him, for Sushant’s tragedy, maybe a day of silence or introspection would be a little more becoming than this outpouring of love – an outpouring of love from people who obviously didn’t care about him and people who famously don’t care about anybody else.”
The actor also said that the industry doesn’t really care about anybody. “I mean, we don’t care about anybody. You know, it’s a very cutthroat line of work. But to pretend that you do care is like the ultimate hypocrisy and I think that’s an insult to the dead, you know, it’s an insult to the soul that’s gone,” he said.
He went on to say, “We live in an age where people write 10 lines for you on Twitter and will walk past you on the street – won’t even touch you or shake your hand. You know, you get wished for your birthday, but people don’t actually call you. There’s no contact.”
Saif said that people are failing people constantly, “People are failing people constantly. Everyone talking about him, even those saying who failed you or didn’t fail you is, I think, somewhat exploiting his name. To take any stand at the moment, apart from just sorrow, and just saying that I’m really sad that he had no way out except this – any other comment is somewhere manipulating the situation, I feel. You have come across this as an opportunity to take a shot at somebody, and you’re taking a shot,” he stated.
Sushant Singh Rajput passed away on Sunday. He was just 34.