Filmmaker Sanjay Gupta has shunned the claims of nepotism in Bollywood. He has also rejected the idea that Sushant was not getting film offers for being an outsider. The director said that his own experience as an outsider has been pleasant and there is no such insider-outsider bias in Bollywood.
In an interview with a leading media portal, Sanjay 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.”
Sanjay continued, “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.”
Sanjay concluded by 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 own 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.”