Lawyer says Nepotism has nothing to do with SSR! And other news.
Now that Sushant Singh Rajput’s family has hired a lawyer, he is speaking on their behalf to the media answering every question that has been going around for a month since Sushant’s demise. One of these questions was the very much debated and talked about issue of Nepotism in Bollywood.
The family’s lawyer, Vikas Singh, gave an interview to Zoom TV and said this:
Sushant Singh Rajput’s family lawyer Vikas Singh opened up about Kangana Ranaut’s claims and shared that ‘this case has nothing to do with what Kangana has suggested or anybody else is talking about’. – Vikas Singh to Zoom TV
He alleges that Kangana has not spoken to any of the family members, so in way she herself does not know what has happened. Like we mentioned yesterday, that Ankita-statement seems fake since Kangana reportedly spoke to her and if there was anything like that, Kangana would be the first to tell the world that Rhea was harassing Sushant, as mentioned in that news article.
Sushant’s family lawyer also said that nepotism is not a crime and hence the police can’t really do anything about it as it’s not a cognizable offence.
That’s a different angle completely. If tomorrow the Mumbai police feel that any outsider or any person who comes from a small town to this industry needs protection and they feel like it this is a cognizable offence then they can go ahead and do that angle. In my legal mind, it really does not require the police to go into this matter. Maybe an actors association or producers Association can take up this matter but I don’t think that this case has anything to do with what Kangana has suggested or anybody else is talking about.
This may have affected Sushant in a small way but that can’t be the crime. Even if it was, you have to first decide what crime it would be under the IPC and if there is no cognizable offence then the police have no jurisdiction to do this so-called questioning. I think the Mumbai police has done a very shoddy job investigation by calling in people from the industry making them wait for hours and asking them questions on trivial issues this is going nowhere in Sushant’s suicide matter. – Vikas Singh to Zoom TV
Here’s the thing, the Mumbai Police might have gone the other way since there was so much noise online about nepotism and the mafia gang or as Kangana called them, the suicide gang. It probably added up to the pressure when she went on national television and called Aditya Chopra, Karan Johar and Rajeev Masand to be interrogated. So the Mumbai Police focused in that direction only and just imagine they called Aditya Chopra in to ask him about ‘Paani’ – a film that never took off from 2012.
We have been saying from the beginning that the nepotism angle doesn’t make sense. Sushant was a well-off actor, he was doing well in his career and to think that suddenly after all these years, he remembers about being disappointed in ‘Paani’ being cancelled or not being invited to a party and ended up doing what he did doesn’t really add up.
Now the Mumbai Police has been put in a bad light since Sushant’s family has alleged that they didn’t bother to investigate the people that the family wanted them to investigate. They so wanted to bury the big productions that they didn’t bother to focus on what the family wanted.
Defending themselves, the Mumbai Police alleged that they spoke to the family after Sushant’s demise and none of them had any complaint. Though they said Sushant’s sister Mitu Singh kept putting off their request to give her statement. So now to save face and to not go in the wrong direction again, they are suspending their investigation and allowing the Bihar Police to investigate the FIR filed by Sushant’s father in their state.
For some reason, we think the Mumbai Police wanted to see what Mr. India looks like since no one ever sees him, that’s why they put their interest in this case in that direction only. If you noticed, he is the only one whose picture was never taken before and after he went to the station! So he is really Mr. India!
Jokes aside, they interrogated Rhea for over 11 hours! How did they not suspect anything? Usually, the first person who is thoroughly looked into is the spouse or partner of the deceased in a case like this. So how did they miss this? Were they so focused on the nepotism angle that they didn’t think there was a personal angle to this as well? Or maybe because she left days before it happened?
There was news floating around yesterday that claimed Ankita spoke to the Bihar Police and said Sushant contacted her and spoke to her about Rhea harassing her, it doesn’t seem to be accurate as only now the police has spoken to Ankita. Ankita also went on television for the first time since Sushant’s demise and spoke about him.
How much ever I know him, he wasn’t a depressed guy. I have not seen a person like Sushant, a guy who used to write his own dreams, he had a diary… He had his 5-year plan — what he wants to do, how he will look, etc. And exactly after 5 years, he had fulfilled them. And when things like ‘depression’ are used after his name… it is heartbreaking. He might be upset, anxious, yes, but depression is a big word. Calling someone ‘bipolar’ is a big thing. The Sushant that I know — Main is cheez ko danke ki chot pe bol sakti hoon ki wo depressed nai tha. He came from a small town. He established himself on his own. He has taught me so many things, he taught me acting. Kisi ko pata bhi hai Sushant kaun aur kya tha? Everyone is writing their own portrayal of how ‘depressed’ he was, it hurts reading all of this.
He found happiness in small things. He wanted to do farming, I know this for sure… he told me agar kuch nai hua to main apni short film bana lunga. He was not a depressed guy, not at all. I don’t know what the situation was… but I will keep repeating this. I don’t want people to remember him as a depressed guy, he was a hero. He was an inspiration. – Ankita Lokhande to Republic Media Network on ‘The Nation Wants To Know’
FYI, suffering from a mental illness doesn’t make you less of a hero in the eyes of others!
It’s nice that she has so much to say about their time together. Anyone who knew them would say, it was the biggest mistake he made when he left her! She was his biggest fan and supporter. These days, that kind of respect and relationship cannot be found without hidden agendas in the industry…Or maybe in life as well!
Mitu Singh wanted to give her statement to the Mumbai Police but they weren’t willing to listen!
Sushant Singh Rajput’s sister Mitu said her whole family was in shock, which was why she was unable to speak clearly the first time Mumbai Police contacted her. Then this happened:
A few days later I myself contacted the Mumbai Police and wanted to give a statement, but the Mumbai Police said, “Not yet.” I contacted the Mumbai Police three to four times and said what happened in that five days that you want to know I am willing to speak but let’s see that Mumbai Police was doing the same thing. – Mitu Singh to breakingboom.com
This makes it all look like the Mumbai Police is hell-bent on making someone from Bollywood the culprit. Why?
Rhea allegedly practices black magic!
On her statement to the Bihar Police yesterday, Sushant’s sister Mitu Singh told the cops that Sushant’s house help told Rhea practices black magic.
Honestly-speaking, it’s not a shocking statement as many families tend to think the same way after seeing the boy or girl being controlled by their partner. We have lost count the number of times we have heard this from families trying to justify why their kids fell in love with that particular person.
But here, it can be true since the house help mentioned it and the fact that Rhea earlier said there was a ghost in that house they previously stayed in. If they believed in these other-worldly powers, then it is possible that they did do that. Besides many people believe in this in the industry and many of them have actually used black magic to bring someone else down or try to further their career.
Usually people tend to think of black magic when something they can’t explain happens. Like getting sick and there’s no cause to be found, then they assume someone put black magic. Something like that.
If Mitu told this to the Bihar Police then this angle too will be investigated. If that is the case, it will be quite interesting to see what they find.
Sushant’s CA says there has not been any mishandling when it came to Sushant’s money!
In (what in the world) other news…
Is this for real?
That’s it for today. For those celebrating Eid, here’s wishing you an Eid Mubarak and have a safe Eid.
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