Bollywood Actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death by suicide has shaken the entire nation. It has also brought to limelight some of the lesser-known facets that he had, such as his passion for science, his generosity and humility, and love for life. Sushant’s Almamater a.k.a. the school paid a touching tribute to the actor in a social media post.
Sushant did his schooling from St Karen’s High School in Patna, Bihar. Remembering Sushant, the school wrote,
“Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there. I do not sleep. I am the thousand winds that blow, I am diamond glints in the snow, I am sunlight on ripened grain, I am gentle autumn rain. As you awake with morning’s hush, I am the swift up-flinging rush of quiet birds in circling flight. Do not stand at my grave. I am not there. I did not die.”
Talking about Sushant’s death, he was found hanging in his apartment in Mumbai, on June 14, 2020. There are reports from his close ones that he was suffering from depression for around six months, and was undergoing treatment for it.
Sushant’s unexpected demise has reignited conversations about how the talent that has no relative in the entertainment industry gets treated in the Hindi film industry. Netizens and some industry insiders are again asking for reform in working practices of this industry, in other words, get rid of preferential treatment and nepotism.
Sushant’s last flick will be Dil Bechara, which is casting director Mukesh Chhabra’s directorial debut. The film also stars debut actress Sanjana Sanghi. It has been announced that the film will be getting a digital release on Disney+ Hotstar, on July 24th. But some netizens are unhappy with this decision and are requesting that Sushant’s last film shall be released in theatres. Dil Bechara is a Bollywood version of the Hollywood movie The Fault In Our Stars.
We all know it that Indian talent in technology takes education in the Indian education system and then migrates to the west for better opportunities, which is also called brain drain. As they don’t expect to get their due in their homeland.
Recent big-budget flops have proved to the entertainment industry bigwigs that educated India expects value for money on box office i.e. quality entertainment. So, if these big wigs still keep on using the worthless talent (in their projects) that makes its way inside, both through nepotism and preferential treatment, then the good talent will migrate off-shore and the Indian entertainment industry will either contract or collapse in the coming future due to the absence of good quality content.