Chaman Bahar male lead cum Bollywood Actor, Jitendra Kumar explained why Bollywood should not be the one to be blamed for Sushant Singh Rajput’s tragic death.
Amidst the ongoing Bollywood nepotism debate sparked by Sushant Singh Rajput’s untimely demise, Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhaan actor Jitendra Kumar harbors a feeling that it is not right to blame the film industry for Kedarnath actor’s unexpected death.
Talking to media recently, Jitendra said,
“First of all, it’s sad and shocking. It’s not about the film industry, this is a problem everywhere. I feel the film industry is more visible and exposed, so it’s more out there. But, the problem is there in every industry.”
Jitendra also added how the incident is sad and that sharing one’s pain can help get rid of some grief. Jitendra said,
“It’s alarming. As an industry, we should take care of each other, look out for one another. If, in any case, we feel that something is off, we must share it. It’s all about connection and connectivity. We do neglect a lot of things in general — we don’t talk to family, friends, or siblings. We must reach out.”
Jitendra solidified his stand by giving some examples of depression from educational institutions, as he is an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur. Jitendra said,
“When I was studying there, many cases of depression came to light. But, extreme actions were taken by the institutes, via campaigns, internal dialogue, and channels to help students. Mental health should not be a stigma. People coming out and seeking help is a great achievement in itself. If mental health is taken care of, everything else falls in place”.
On the work front, Jitendra Kumar came into limelight after starring in Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhaan, where he was paired with Ayushmann Khurrana as a gay couple who fight for the acceptance of their love and finally end up being together.
Hope debate that Sushant’s death has ignited brings in some effective changes in the way our entertainment industry operates.