Vidya Balan on Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise
Vidya Balan on Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise. Actor Vidya Balan, who will soon be seen in the upcoming film Shakuntala Devi, opened up and said speculating about why Sushant Singh Rajput took his life is unfair to him and his loved ones. The actor died by suicide on June 14, at his own apartment. He was 34. A debate around the treatment of outsiders in the film industry has been ignited in the aftermath of his demise.
“With Sushant Singh Rajput passing away, people who felt wronged, ignored, there was a sense of identification with him,” Vidya told CinemaExpress in an interview, “Now the point is rightly or wrongly we do not know, because we do not know why he took the step he did. To show respect is to keep quiet. To speculate is… people can come up with all sorts of theories and that’s unfair to him more than anyone else, and his loved ones, who’re probably grieving.”
She further continued, “I’ve been through ups and downs and I’ve had all sorts of experiences in the industry. I am not saying nepotism does not exist, but I didn’t let that stand in my way. That said, everyone is different. It’s a tumultuous time and it really helps to talk to someone.”
She said that the world is going through a tumultuous time and that perhaps now is the time that a ‘power structure’ is facing a reckoning. “But no one can be blamed if someone decides to take their own life,” she said. “Let him really rest in peace.”