Rumy Jafry says Sushant Singh Rajput wasn’t out of work: ‘He was among the top 10 actors, last film made Rs 150 crore’

Updated on Jun 17, 2020 07:53 PM IST

Rumy Jafry has refuted the idea that Bollywood camps isolated Sushant Singh Rajput due to which his career suffered.

Sushant Singh Rajput died on Sunday.
Sushant Singh Rajput died on Sunday.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Filmmaker Rumy Jafry has reacted to speculation that actor Sushant Singh Rajput was isolated by powerful production houses in Bollywood and was facing a scarcity of work. The director had earlier revealed that he was working with the late actor on a new project, which was supposed to begin after lockdown.

There has been speculation about a supposed boycott the actor allegedly faced from production houses and how he was isolated by ‘camps’ in Bollywood, which affected his career. Sushant died by suicide on Sunday but no ‘note’ was found by the police.

Speaking to ABP News, Rumy said, “I have been listening to all these debates on TV channels and it hurts me a lot. The reason is that you know how the industry works. If anyone could plan or conspire to make someone’s career, so many directors and producers would have made their kids’ careers by now. No one can make or break anyone’s career. Whether you are an insider or an outsider, only your talent will take you anywhere. Sushant was an outsider but because of his talent, Yash Raj hired him for their films, Sajid Nadiadwala hired him, Dangal director Nitesh Tiwari hired him after Aamir (Khan).”

Rumy said while he was working with Sushant on a new project, other filmmakers had requested his help to approach the actor with their films. “He did less work and met few people,” Rumy said, explaining how the actor had told him he was not looking for more work at that time.

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“You know how the business works. He was among the top 10 actors. Last film of his (Chhichhore) did Rs 150 crore business. I know what the recovery was for my film that I was doing with him,” he said.

A lawyer on Wednesday filed a complaint against eight persons, including Salman Khan, Ekta Kapoor and producer-director Karan Johar, in a local court regarding Sushant’s death. In his complaint filed in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha alleged that these eight persons forced Sushant to commit suicide under a conspiracy which, he pleaded, amounted to murder. Ekta, who had launched Sushant in her TV series, has expressed shock at the development.

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