Mumbai: Filmmaker Karan Johar might be the subsequent Bollywood character to be referred to as by the Mumbai Police this week to report assertion in actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise case, sources say. The movie director-turned-producer was mercilessly trolled on social media final month over allegations that he favors business insiders and their kids in the case of hiring for films produced by his firm.
Sushant Singh Rajput, 34, was discovered lifeless in his Bandra residence in June. Police stated he died by suicide. The police are at present probing if skilled rivalry pressured the actor to take the drastic step.
Scores of movie personalities together with famous filmmakers like Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Shekhar Kapur, and the actor’s pal Rhea Chakraborti – who has demanded a CBI probe into his demise – have recorded their statements.
On Monday, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt joined the probe as he recorded his assertion within the case. On allegations of his involvement in nepotism in Bollywood, he stated he has given probabilities to a number of newcomers in his films. He stated he had met Sushant Singh Rajput solely twice – in 2018 and 2020. He mentioned his guide with the actor and by no means had any dialogue relating to hiring him for Sadak 2, he added.
Actor Kangana Ranaut, who has slammed Bollywood bigwigs for allegedly ignoring “outsiders” and hiring kids of stars, has been requested to affix investigation, Maharashtra House Minister Anil Deshmukh stated on Sunday.
The nepotism debate has been raging on social media ever because of the actor’s demise. A number of actors and professionals linked to the movie business have come ahead with allegations that they’re being stonewalled within the business.
Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman just lately stated that he isn’t getting sufficient work within the Hindi movie business as a result of “there’s a complete gang working towards him,” reported an information company PTI. The musician composed 9 songs for Sushant Singh Rajput’s final movie Dil Bechara that premiered on Disney+Hotstar on June 24.