Sanjay Gupta is known for his films like Kaante and Shootout At Lokhandwala. Now as the filmmaker returns to the directors chair with ‘Mumbai Saga’, he lashes out at the nepotism debate and the hue and cry around the insider-outsider issue that has erupted ever since the suicide of Sushant Singh Rajput. Being from a non film family himself, the filmmaker calls this entire conversation stupid!
Lashing out at those coming up with a new theory everyday, Sanjay Gupta says that people need to understand that right until the time of his death, the late actor was flooded with film offers. It would be wrong to drag the nepotism angle to such an unfortunate incident. Further questioning people who are talking about Sushant so much now, the filmmaker asks them where were they when the Kedarnath actor was alive and kicking.
Speaking to ETimes on the issue, Sanjay Gupta said, “I am also an outsider, I don’t have a family in the business. They have just made too much of an issue of this insider-outsider thing which is complete nonsense. It has been welcoming and there have hardly been any instances where everyone has ganged up and said let’s teach this guy a lesson or make him sit at home. Nobody does that. Right up to his death, may God bless his soul but he was getting film offers but he was not doing it and that was his choice. It was not that he was shunned. He was a star. Sushant Singh Rajput was not someone, who was climbing the ladder actor, he could sell films on his name. He was a bankable star but what has happened is truly disgusting.”
Further requesting people to leave the late actor’s family in peace, Sanjay Gupta questions the absence of these people when they were really needed by Sushant Singh Rajput. “Leave the boy and his family alone. We don’t need that spectacle on national television every day and you are right, there’s someone new coming out every day and discussing new. Who are these people and how do they matter? Where were they when Sushant was there and now they are coming out and speaking. Everyone’s looking at it from their point of view, their own perspective and how does it benefit their perspective. I don’t think, it’s out of any love for Sushant that they are coming forward and giving their views. Everyone’s washing their hands in it.”
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