The 34 year old actor Sushant Singh Rajput died due to a tragic case of depression on Sunday afternoon. His death has led many to question the integrity of Bollywood itself. Many netizens also quickly jumped to conclusions and blamed various actors and filmmakers for creating a toxic work environment in Bollywood. One of the filmmakers to receive the most amount of flack is Karan Johar. Only actor Swara Bhaskar and director Ram Gopal Varma have defended Karan Johar publicly up until now.
As a result of this it now looks like Karan Johar isn't entirely happy with how the situation has turned against him. On Thursday afternoon Johar unfollowed most celebrities from his Twitter profile. At the moment the director follows just eight profiles. Four of which are owned by Johar himself. The other four who remain in the list are Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar. Karan Johar continues to follow Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Twitter handle.
Previously Karan wrote a post for Sushant expressing his grief over the loss of the young actor. He wrote, "I blame myself for not being in touch with you for the past year..... I have felt at times like you may have needed people to share your life with...but somehow I never followed up on that feeling...will never make that mistake again...we live in very energetic and noisy but still very isolated times ...some of us succumb to these silences and go within...we need to not just make relationships but also constantly nurture them."
Meanwhile Swara Bhaskar has retaliated back at people attacking Karan Johar. Bhaskar believes that blaming others for Sushant's death is the height of idiocy and hypocrisy.
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