Manoj Bajpayee says Sushant Singh Rajput was very sensitive, couldn’t handle Bollywood politics
Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpayee recounted his memories of deceased actor Sushant Singh Rajput while promoting his upcoming film Sirf Ek Banda Kaafi Hai.In this movie Manoj plays the role of a lawyer who confronts a rape case involving a self proclaimed spiritual leader Bajpayee said Rajput was a kind-hearted man who was innocent.
Speaking further, Bajpayee said Rajput couldn’t make sense of the politics within the Bollywood industry and as a result could not handle it. Bajpayee said that politics had always been prevalent in the industry, but he had survived it since he was thick-skinned and stubborn by nature. Nepotism also had its effect which has been faced by many newcomers in the industry. Rajput didn’t make peace with nepotism and as a result ended up being hurt in the process.
Bajpayee revealed he had become very close to Sushant Rajput. He said he would cook mutton on the sets and Sushant would stop by to eat with. Bajpayee added he never knew Sushant would take such a drastic step.
In interviews given after Rajput’s death, several actors had expressed sympathy and condolences at his tragic passing. Actor Priyanka Chopra had shared pictures of Sushant to express her grief over his death. She said she was stunned and grieved he would have been in so much pain to take the unfortunate step. She prayed for his soul to rest in peace and recalled her conversations with him on astrophysics.
Similarly, Alia Bhatt had expressed her grief saying that no matter how much she thought about him, she did not have the words to express her grief. She said she was devastated and had expressed her condolences and regards to Sushant’s family and loved ones.
Sushant’s Kai Po Che co-star Amit Sadh had tweeted he was sorry as he could not come to Sushant’s rescue. He also added that he regretted that he could not be there for him at his lowest ebb. Superstar Shah Rukh Khan had tweeted he missed Sushant very much and spoke of his energy, enthusiasm and his happy smile.