Filmmaker Sanjay Gupta has strong opinions to share about the debate surrounding insiders vs outsiders in Bollywood. The director spoke regarding Sushant Singh Rajput's untimely death and said that the late actor was never really shunned by Bollywood. Sanjay said that Sushant had many offers.
Speaking about his own experience in Bollywood he said, “They welcomed me. 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, 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, he could sell films on his name. He was a bankable star but what has happened is truly disgusting. Leave the boy and his family alone,” he added.
The director concluded saying, “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 perspective and how it benefits 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.”