Saif Ali Khan feels a day of silence is better than having a public outpour of love for Sushant Singh Rajput's death

'But to pretend that you do care is like the ultimate hypocrisy and I think that's an insult to the dead' said Saif Ali Khan.
Written By Jacqueline Williams | Updated: June 17, 2020 15:14 IST
Saif Ali Khan feels a day of silence is better than having a public outpour of love for Sushant Singh Rajput's death

The untimely demise of Sushant Singh Rajput has moved the Bollywood industry and everybody is shocked. The co-stars of the Raabta actor are coming forward and expressing their tribute to him. Lots of videos, messages and photos are being shared in the memory of the late actor. However, his death has also given rise to a whole debate on nepotism within the Industry. As the attention is now completely shifted to Sushant, Saif Ali Khan took to instagram to bash people. He thinks that people who are mourning out loud are trying to "gain some mileage" from his death.

 
In an interview with The Times of India, he said that it is better to have a day of silence in his memory rather than pouring love towards him when certain people didn't care about him in the first place. He wrote, "We don't care about anybody. You know, it's a very cutthroat line of work. But to pretend that you do care is like the ultimate hypocrisy and I think that's an insult to the dead, you know, it's an insult to the soul that's gone."
 
He continued, "I think the least we can do is just have some introspection, you know, maybe some silence - not try and come across as, you know, the most politically astute or the kindest or the wisest or something or the other? Some angles have spun off in all directions, you know? And I think that's just really, really sad."
 
Saif said that to indulge in a political stance in the name of Sushant is to show disrespect to him. He feels sad that "film people can't think beyond films". His death may be because of a personal reason, beyond the industry, suggested Saif. If you can't see beyond that, you will put everything on that – the movies you do," Saif concluded.


CREDITS: TIMES OF INDIA


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