The untimely and sudden death of ‘Dil Bechara’ actor, Sushant Singh Rajput, shocked everyone on June 14 after he allegedly committed suicide by hanging to his Mumbai based room’s ceiling fan. The actor’s sudden death sparked a controversy of nepotism in Bollywood as he was narrated to be under depression. The issue of nepotism in Bollywood has since then been getting louder and louder everyday. Surprisingly, rebellious tones are intensifying from within Bollywood.
Ever since Sushant ended his life in a mysterious manner, Bollywood’s super blunt actress Kangana Ranaut, continuously till date, is questioning numerous bigwigs of the industry for endorsing nepotism. To add to it, there are many stars who came forward to publicly confess the discrimination they had or have been experiencing for being an “outsider”. This has happened after support grew for Sushant Singh Rajput after his ‘I Quit’ act.
Meanwhile, Bollywood actress Dia Mirza has also come forward to book his agreement on the existence of a camp in Bollywood. Mirza said that there is no doubt that there is a camp in Bollywood. On the battle of Insider vs Outsider in Bollywood, Dia Mirza said, “First of all I think this debate is not a fair debate. I think both sides present the argument on their own.”
On the question of favouritism in Bollywood, Dia Mirza said that there are no two opinions that this is the case but this is a social issue. It happens in all walks of life. It also happens in school. Teachers have their favourite students. This is something that is always around us. When asked about the existence of a movie mafia in Bollywood, Dia said, “I think it is a machinery.”
There are some people who are probably handling their PR on their own money and as much bias exists in the film industry as it is in the media as well. There are many people in the film industry who do not get as much respect and attention as they deserve.
Dia also said that until some big stars comment on an issue, it seems as if everything is silent. Whenever some actors talk on an issue, the media says that the film industry is not speaking about it because by then there would have been no comment of any big star which is not right.
Talk of Dia Mirza has cleared the picture of Bollywood to a great extent. Dia further said that yes there are camps. It is a camp of people who meet each other, work. Talking about her own experience, Dia said, “yes there are problems when I lost films due to other actors but you get out of it and move on. Right now I see personal agenda in many things. The target being shot right now is completely private and painful.”
It will be interesting to see if the revolution that has erupted after Sushant’s death will bring the culprits to justice or will it end again without any change.