New Delhi: The death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput Sunday left everyone rattled, and several people took to Twitter to express their grief. But there was also anger at TV news coverage and photographs of Rajput’s body on social media that outraged people.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra led politicians who expressed grief over Rajput’s death.
Sushant Singh Rajput…a bright young actor gone too soon. He excelled on TV and in films. His rise in the world of entertainment inspired many and he leaves behind several memorable performances. Shocked by his passing away. My thoughts are with his family and fans. Om Shanti.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 14, 2020
कुछ खबरें कितनी दुखदायी होती हैं।
नौजवान और प्रतिभाशाली अभिनेता #SushantSinghRajput के चले जाने की खबर सबको स्तब्ध कर देने वाली है।
ईश्वर उनकी आत्मा को शांति दें और इस कठिन घड़ी में परिजनों, दोस्तों को ये पीड़ा सहने की शक्ति दें।
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) June 14, 2020
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan messages his condolences – he doesn’t forget Rajput’s contribution during the Kerala floods in 2019.
We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Sushant Singh Rajput. His early demise is a great loss to the Indian Film industry. Our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends & supporters.
We take a moment to remember his support during the time of Kerala floods. pic.twitter.com/OKampA9w05
— Pinarayi Vijayan (@vijayanpinarayi) June 14, 2020
Filmmaker Karan Johar also grieves at the actor’s passing. However, he focuses on himself too in this short eulogy.
This is heartbreaking….I have such strong memories of the times we have shared …I can’t believe this ….Rest in peace my friend…when the shock subsides only the best memories will remain….💔 pic.twitter.com/H5XJtyL3FL
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) June 14, 2020
And, how not to begin a eulogy from actor Shahrukh Khan.
He loved me so much…I will miss him so much. His energy, enthusiasm and his full happy smile. May Allah bless his soul and my condolences to his near and dear ones. This is extremely sad….and so shocking!! pic.twitter.com/skIhYEQxeO
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) June 14, 2020
Lyricist Prasoon Joshi remembered the actor’s struggles.
#SushantSinghRajput Really sad news. He struggled and fought against many odds. God bless his soul ..suicide for some and introspection for a few.
— Prasoon Joshi (@prasoonjoshi_) June 14, 2020
Actor Priyanka Chopra revisits memories of conversations on astrophysics with the actor.
I'm stunned. U must have been in so much pain. I hope u are at peace wherever u are my friend. Gone too soon.I’ll never forget our conversations about astrophysics at sunrise.Words cease to make sense. RIP Sushant. My condolences to the family & everyone grieving this huge loss💔 pic.twitter.com/tA5CmNsRJC
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) June 14, 2020
Tennis star Sania Mirza gets emotional remembering Rajput’s promise to play tennis with her.
Sushant 💔 💔 you said we would play tennis together one day .. you were so full of life and laughs .. spreading smiles everywhere you went.. we didn’t even know you were hurting this bad 😞 the world will miss you .. shaking while I write this .. RIP my friend
— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) June 14, 2020
Former Pakistan cricket captain Shoaib Malik recalls the ‘short innings’ of `Dhoni’ Sushant’s life.
– Shocked to hear about Shushant Singh commiting suicide, life is a long beautiful inning, 34 was not the age to let go, may your soul rest in peace #ShushantSinghRajput (1986-2020) gone too soon.
— Shoaib Malik 🇵🇰 (@realshoaibmalik) June 14, 2020
However, amid the grief there was anger at TV news for its insensitive coverage with sensationalist headlines, unnecessary details and badgering his relatives for comments. There was also a photograph circulated on social media of the actor’s body — that took things to an all-time low.
Comedian Vir Das had this to say to those circulating the photograph
Stop circulating photos of the deceased. You parastites.
— Vir Das (@thevirdas) June 14, 2020
Filmmaker Farah Khan also slammed them for the leaked photo.
My friend #SushantSinghRajput has died tragically at a very young age!! STOP Circulating pictures of his death! This is a tragedy NOT entertainment!! Is this the world we live in now??!
— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) June 14, 2020
Political analyst Tehseen Poonawalla is really disappointed. Find out why.
Can people STOP fu€*¡ng sharing the pics of #SushantSingh . How shameless and insensitive can you be! This is not done.
Pls give #sushantsinghrajpoot dignity . STOP SHARING THE PICS
— Tehseen Poonawalla Official (@tehseenp) June 14, 2020
Actors Nimrat Kaur and Anushka Sharma appeal for basic human decency.
Please be respectful of Sushant’s loved ones dealing with this jolt. Spinning stories,speculating and indulging in ‘possible reasons’ is just crass voyerism. He was someone’s son,brother and friend. Be responsible and please allow grace and silence around all mourning today.
— Nimrat Kaur (@NimratOfficial) June 14, 2020
At this time of immense tragedy, I would request the media to be sensitive towards Sushant’s family and friends. I urge everyone to respect their emotions and let them grieve.
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) June 14, 2020
Hope Whatsapp uncles and TV anchors have seen this post by the Maharashtra Cyber cell.
A disturbing trend has been observed on Social Media platforms by Maharashtra Cyber that pictures of deceased actor Shri. Sushant Singh Rajput are being circulated, which are disturbing and in bad taste. (1/n)
— Maharashtra Cyber (@MahaCyber1) June 14, 2020
Important conversations regarding mental health and depression also found place on Twitter.
Actor Deepika Padukone, who has gone public with her depression and tries to help those suffering from it, stresses the importance of reaching out.
— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) June 14, 2020
Filmmaker and actor Pooja Bhatt wants people to get off their high horses and respect the news of Sushant’s death
Let’s not judge someone’s life nor death please & let’s get off our high horses about our supposed strength & term those who choose their own exits,weak. News of death,however untimely deserves respect & reverence not loose talk & speculation.Let those who pass do so in peace 🙏
— Pooja Bhatt (@PoojaB1972) June 14, 2020
Journalist Barkha Dutt shares her thoughts on mental health.
I did not know Sushant Singh but I do know that one of the deepest reasons for depression is choking on your own emotion and putting up a brave front. Im often called an emotional fool, but id rather be quick to tears, anger and joy, then wear a veneer that is throttling you
— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) June 14, 2020
Chairman of the RPG group Harsh Goenka gives remedies for depression via Buddha’s teachings.
Buddha was asked, what has he gained from meditation?
He replied, “Nothing. However let me tell you what I have lost – anger, anxiety, depression, insecurity, fear of old age and death.”#SundayThoughts
— Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) June 14, 2020
Yoga and spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar has his own remedies….
If you find anyone depressed, make sure you reach out and push them into doing Yoga, Kriya & Meditation. I have seen lakhs of people coming out of this tendency. #MentalHealth #depression
— Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (@SriSri) June 14, 2020
Fitness icon Milind Soman reiterates how dealing with depression is never easy.
Whoever you are, life is never easy. And some days are too sad. RIPSSR.
— Milind Usha Soman (@milindrunning) June 14, 2020
And finally, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, is not the only one who could not believe it!
Wtf .. this is not true .. https://t.co/RzYSkegt4i
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) June 14, 2020
With inputs from Shubhangi Misra
What’s sushant Singh Rajput had achieved is not an easy task for any one 7th rank holder in AIEEE exam , physics Olympic ward winner , starting from background dancer to TV then a lead role in movies with his own talent,hard work and sustainable in Bollywood for a long time in not a easy task what he did just in 34 year of his life is a large achievement for any one , but I would certainly blame the bollywood who never care for him , never appreciated him for his good did bollywood never gave sushant a good platform what sushant deserved . So it’s very shocking , sad , bad fell for a common people also, why a such good , talented, genius, smart , cute,wise , good looking hunk didn’t got his deserved value in Bollywood can makes any one angry ,sorry ,bad for him . After such a hard work ,being talented, genius, down to earth , smart, good looking sushant didn’t got his real value on bollywood can make any one angry ,so the whole country and common man is linked to sushant Singh . It’s a defete and sorrow of a common man . Anyway what’s you did just in 34 year of life is not a easy task sushant, you will never be forgotten , you will be on every one’s heart . Your’s acting and smile were really excellent buddy , miss you always .RIP sushant Singh Rajput.
Hello everyone this is a scripted plan by Mahesh casting Rhea
She got into Sushant life isolated him from his family and got him sick and moved him to different place with new set of inmates as planned and today all involved are trapped because they taught they it as a movie without presenting the real facts
Justice for Sushant and Disha
Encourage real talents .make a trust on Sushants name and the star kids have to sponsor good talents first to the industry and then they can launch themself
Mafia and underground and politician cam go get stuffed because you need a reality a check
No bollywood actor compares to SSR. From nothing. To something. Reaching high to achieve his goals. Simply smart and intelligent like no other. My personal view is that he was most envied. RIP. Gone but never forgotten
Very sad cannot digest this. My opinion is that the doctor statement need to be investigated. It seems only Rea and Mr Butt knew his level of depression which is odd.. furthermore the doctor statement says he consulted Shushant 6 months ago and saw him 3 times in that period.. how can you determine if someone is bipolar in just 3 consultants. The people that knew Shushant never mentioned he had this disorder including his family. Just seems that this statement is scripted .. there are too many doubts in this case that suggests murder. It’s odd Shushant never told his family he was on treatment.. It just seems everything was well planned by the idiots that are responsible for this. My partying quote..Shushant they pushed you to your limitations they have taken your life.. But they have made you a legend and immortal.
It seems that ThePrint did no prior homework before posting or supporting certain people on this site. The entire nation is mourning, people overseas are mourning. People who knew Shushant at a personal level through his honest work, not unlike commercial powerhouse Shah Rukh Khan or Priyanka Chopra now posting the only picture they had from Shushant. It reflects, how low one can go to seek mercy and emotional forgiveness.
There is no reference to people who were close to Shushant, not a single mention that they twitted or felt. Nothing changes. I guess we usually don’t learn from other’s loss until we lose someone close to us. Maybe that’s what is needed to stop media exploiting and favoring those who might be responsible for Shushant’s death.
Each one is throwing their opinion n reasons for his death. The fact may be personal reason which none of us are aware so he did not disclose in a note. It could be an impulsive decision so Why harass the living people now. Overnight he has become a sensation after his death.Rip sushanth im sure this must be hurting you too. All the accused are high independant achievers who have a mind of their own n i am sure they will stay strong, take decisions they feel right n not give into your influence.
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