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Anurag Kashyap Refused to Work with Sushant, Had Called Him 'Too Problematic'; Shares Whatsapp Chats with SSR's Manager

Anurag Kashyap explains Bollywood's support for Rhea Chakraborty as Anurag Kashyap shared Whatsapp chats with Sushant's manager.

Anurag Kashyap and Sushant Singh Rajput

Rhea Chakraborty, who is the main suspect in Sushant Singh Rajput's death case was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau in the drug case.

Ever since her arrest, Bollywood and a barrage of celebrities including Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Farhan Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap among others have showed support towards her and demanded justice for Rhea. 

To explain Bollywood's support for the actress, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap shared Whatsapp chats with Sushant's manager. Anurag, in his tweet, wrote, “Everybody baying for Rhea’s blood, asking questions like how did you know she didn’t do this or that to him?how do you what was he going through?are forgetting that the whole industry has actually known and seen and interacted with SSR over last 9-10 years. Yes we know better. And that is also the reason the whole industry has been quiet so far out of respect for him . And now it is that very knowledge of SSR that has again brought everyone out here together to stand in solidarity for Rhea because it’s gone too far. Republic doesn’t inform our opinion.”

Reacting to a Twitterati's allegation that the Bollywood industry sidelined Sushant, Anurag shared a screenshot of a chat exchanged with Sushant's manager 3 weeks before the actor's demise and stated that he had his reasons for not wanting to work with Sushant. 

Sharing the screenshot, Anurag wrote, “I am sorry that I am doing this but this chat is from three weeks before he passed away. Chat with his manager on 22 May .. havent don’t it so far but feel the need now .. yes I didn’t want to work with him for my own reasons ..”

In the chats, Sushant's manager can be seen requesting him to cast the actor in his next film. “I know u don’t like people pitching actors :) I feel I can take that chance with u.. please keep sushant singh Rajput in mind if u feel he fits in anywhere with u. As an audience ok i’d love to see you two create something great,” the text says.

To this, Anurag has replied, “He is too problematic man. I have known him from before he started out and got him his film Kai Po Che.”

Furthermore, Anurag also shared his conversation with Sushant’s manager on June 14, the day of his demise. “It will show you things if you want to see. It feels horrible to do this but can’t keep it back .. and for those as well who think we didn’t care for the family . As honest as I can be .. judge me all you want,” the filmmaker tweeted.

About not casting Sushant, he explains, “I never shared and never asked me what happened.. Yeah I walked away from because Mukesh told me Sushant wanted to do my film.. Then Sushant ghosted me And I shelved the film.” To this, the manager replies that Sushant had immense respect for him and Gattu (director Abhishek Kapoor). “We were always honest. That’s why I was upset. And I know Mukesh had something to do with it. Sol just stayed away from the two. I just feel maybe I should have talked to him once instead of holding on to that grudge. Just feel so shit,” Anurag says.


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