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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.


Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan messages his condolences – he doesn’t forget Rajput’s contribution during the Kerala floods in 2019.

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Filmmaker Karan Johar also grieves at the actor’s passing. However, he focuses on himself too in this short eulogy.

And, how not to begin a eulogy from actor Shahrukh Khan.

Lyricist Prasoon Joshi remembered the actor’s struggles.

Actor Priyanka Chopra revisits memories of conversations on astrophysics with the actor.

Tennis star Sania Mirza gets emotional remembering Rajput’s promise to play tennis with her.

Former Pakistan cricket captain Shoaib Malik recalls the ‘short innings’ of `Dhoni’ Sushant’s life.

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

Filmmaker Farah Khan also slammed them for the leaked photo.

Political analyst Tehseen Poonawalla is really disappointed. Find out why.

Actors Nimrat Kaur and Anushka Sharma appeal for basic human decency.


Hope Whatsapp uncles and TV anchors have seen this post by the Maharashtra Cyber cell.

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.

Filmmaker and actor Pooja Bhatt wants people to get off their high horses and respect the news of Sushant’s death

Journalist Barkha Dutt shares her thoughts on mental health.

Chairman of the RPG group Harsh Goenka gives remedies for depression via Buddha’s teachings.

Yoga and spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar has his own remedies….

Fitness icon Milind Soman reiterates how dealing with depression is never easy.

And finally, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, is not the only one who could not believe it!

With inputs from Shubhangi Misra 

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4 Comments Share Your Views


  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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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