It has been almost a year since Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s alleged suicide. While there were several conspiracies surrounding his sudden demise, followed by countless probes, Indian filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma feels a film can and should be made on his death case.
In the days after Rajput’s passing, his family had accused his ex-girlfriend and actor Rhea Chakraborty of financial fraud among other things. Varma had tweeted in support of Rhea at the time, stating that she was being hunted like a witch. While his statements had caused an outrage on social media, he has now spoken to Times of India about the same.
"As far as social media is concerned, I don’t know what happened to the Sushant Singh Rajput case. I think people have forgotten. I don’t know what happened with Rhea Chakraborty either. I think social media has become a circus. They make a lot of noise and then forget," he told the publication.
"I feel that a platform like Twitter is just a platform for barking dogs. I don’t think anything comes out of it. I have no idea what social media finally amounts to, for example what happened to the follow-up on the Sushant case? As far as I am concerned, I just upload whatever I have to say and never read the comments,” Varma shared. He added that he remains unfettered by comments from netizens. “I just want to express my opinion; I don’t care what people have to say, because I am an expert in my opinion which is based on what I think. I don’t have time to think about people who have time to think about me.”
The ace filmmaker, who is popular for helming films on real-life incidents, was asked if he was planning to make a film on Sushant's life. Varma replied, "It might, or it might not. There are so many things to choose from, on a relative level, for me, at least. I think I might even take it up." Last month, he announced that his upcoming film D Company had been postponed owing to a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases. The film, which is said to be based on the life of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, stars Ashwat Kanth in the lead.
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