Sushant Singh Rajput left for heavenly abode on June 14, 2020. The actor had an untimely death and breathed his last by hanging himself from the ceiling of his fan in his room. He was residing in his Bandra residence in Mumbai and at the time of taking his drastic step he was alone in his room while his house help was doing other chores.
This news came as a big shocker for the whole of India and many celebrities, sports personalities and politicians expressed their shock and extended their condolences.
Among the many who shared their thoughts was Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt, Shah Rukh Khan, Ekta Kapoor and a few more Bollywood biggies. However, it was Karan's tweet which was on trending as the director blamed himself for what happened to Sushant. In his post, he wrote:
I blame myself for not being in touch with you for the past year..... I have felt at times like you may have needed people to share your life with...but somehow I never followed up on that feeling...will never make that mistake again...we live in very energetic and noisy but still very isolated times ...some of us succumb to these silences and go within...we need to not just make relationships but also constantly nurture them....Sushants unfortunate demise has been a huge wake up call to me ...to my level of compassion and to my ability to foster and protect my equations.....I hope this resonates with all of you as well....will miss your infectious smile and your bear hug ...- Karan Johar
Later, actor-producer Nikhil Dwivedi took to his social media and slammed the high and mighty B-townies who never picked up a call and asked Sushant 'how he was doing' or never made him a part of their circle when he wasn't famous. He also pointed out at the Hindi film industry personalities' hypocrisy of befriending a person (actor/actress) only when they become famous.
His post read:
At times our movie industry's hypocrisy gets to me. High & mighty announcing they shud ve kept in touch with Sushant.. Cmon u didn't! & that's coz his career dipped. So STFU! R u in touch with Imran Khan, Abhay Deol & others? No! But u were, when they were doing well Sushant Singh Rajput-