Sushant Singh Rajput’s friend Rohini Iyer: ‘You didn’t shun him, he rejected your parties and lobbies’
Bollywood publicist and actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s friend Rohini Iyer has written an honest and detailed note to separate fact from fiction about the late actor. Sushant was found dead at his residence in Mumbai on Sunday and police have confirmed death by suicide.
His death has led to an outpouring of grief, with many celebs paying tribute to him online. It has also started speculation online that the actor’s career was suffering as he was isolated by Bollywood’s notorious ‘camps’. Rohini’s viral post sets the record straight as she said Sushant never cared for parties, awards or cliques.
In a series of posts, Rohini wrote, “This has to be said . My best friend is no more , I still have a bloody hard time accepting that and whenever I check social media to check up on news on him, I read fiction and instead of finding people online , i see peddlers . Peddlers pushing their agendas to promote themselves and their causes . Every single person who wants their two bit fame has an opinion on his life .”
In the note reshared by many celebs, she says, “Firstly, he didn’t give a f*ck about fame or your opinions. He didn’t care about these people who are busy posting about not being in touch with him. For the record, he didn’t care about being in touch. He hated fake friends, phone calls and small talk. He rejected your parties, you didn’t shun him. He rejected your lobbies.”
She further wrote, “He didn’t need camps, he had his own kingdom. He was a fighter . He made his own place in the sun. He was an outsider and he never cared about being a insider . That’s because he had a life beyond films. The industry was a small part of his life , he had many worlds beyond that . He didn’t give a shit about success . He never failed . He has given more super hits than any of his other contemporaries . He just didn’t care about the 100 crore club. He didn’t want to belong to any club or be part of the rat race . He didn’t care about awards . He walked out of an award function just cos he got bored . This was even before they announced his best actor award . You had to be a lot more interesting than a bloody trophy to hold his attention.
Talking about his interests as varied as quantum physics and astronomy, Rohini wrote, “He was a force of nature. His accomplishments are multifold. He was as simple as quantum physics . He was a crazy genius. He read Sartre and Nietzsche , he studied astronomy and stoicism , he wrote poetry , played the guitar , wrote with his left and right hand. He cared about saving the planet , the world , about going to Mars, he invested in charities , in science projects and innovations that were beyond your comprehension . So please don’t try to make sense of him or reduce his talent to serve your mere agenda .”
She asked people to celebrate his work: “He put his heart and soul into his craft , he was bothered more about research than make up . He was about quality not vanity . He was a bright star . That’s why he shined sheer magic. Celebrate his brilliance . He thrived for excellence , mediocrity affected him.He rejected anything conventional as easily as he rejected godfathers and big ticket films that he didn’t believe in. He didn’t take calls of the high and mighty if he didn’t want to.”
The posts received thumbs up from various quarters, fans an Bollywood celebs alike. Actors Aditi Rao Hydari, Sophie Chodhry, Patralekhaa and Suniel Shetty posted heart emojis while Richa Chadha wrote, “Grief.” Shilpa wrote on one of the posts, “Beautifully written from the heart ..that knew his heart @rohiniyer.”
Earlier, Rohini had shared a picture with Sushant and wrote about why she did not attend his funeral. “I didn’t come to say goodbye to you today because saying goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting. I will remember you every single day of my life and specially every insomniac night. I will not search for you in the stars you loved because I know you are around me smiling and shining like the entire galaxy you are,” she wrote.
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