29 Aug 2020: #BoycottAltairMedia: Fans slam film inspired by Sushant Rajput's death
After an upcoming movie, that has seemingly drawn inspiration from the actor's death, was recently announced, fans slammed the makers and vowed to boycott it.
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Film: What is the film all about?
The movie, directed by Sanoj Mishra and produced by Marut Singh, under the banner of Roar Productions, is titled, Shashank.
It aims to tell the story of a "young star's mysterious death and nepotism in Bollywood." The film features actors Aarya Babbar and Rajveer Singh.
Its filming will reportedly take place in Patna, Lucknow, and Mumbai.
Details: It has been berated by SSR's fans, family
However, the promotion by Nahta did not sit well with fans and even the late actor's family.
In fact, Sushant's sister, Shweta Singh Kirti, put an angry tweet this morning, writing, "Boycott the film and the one who is promoting it!"
Fact: Here is Shweta Singh's tweet
Reactions: Angry fans criticized the makers for 'insensitivity'
Fans slammed the makers' "insensitivity" at trying to gain from a tragic death, which many, including the late actor's friends and family have not gotten over.
They also criticized the film producers' decision to make the movie at a time when Sushant's death case is under probe and there still remain plenty of doubts around the circumstances that led to the actor's sudden demise.
Cast: Aarya Babbar in a movie against nepotism. Ironic?
"Family hasn't given its consent for this movie. Case is still under investigation. Why is Bollywood so desperate to dig its own grave? Heights of shamelessness," a certain user tweeted.
Meanwhile, it didn't take users too long to point out the irony in casting Aarya Babbar, son of actors Raj and Nadira Babbar, in a movie that aims to highlight the perils of nepotism.
Fact: 'Treachery of the highest level'
Bollywood: Sushant's death angered fans, triggered Bollywood's infighting
Sushant's sudden death in June angered his fans about the Hindi film industry, which was blamed for its rampant nepotism and cliques.
Notably, many fans have been running campaigns against films featuring star kids, such as Sadak 2 and Khaali Peeli, among others.
The tragedy also triggered infighting among Bollywood celebrities, as contrasting opinions about nepotism and favoritism surfaced.