Bollywood Star Saif Ali Khan mourns co-star, talks hypocrisy
Saif complained that Silence is more becoming than this outpouring of love from people who obviously didn’t care about Sushant Singh Rajput.
The Bollywood star is disappointed by those he feels are pretending to care about Sushant Singh Rajput to look good on social media. He is also angry at this moment being used for camp rivalries playing out. He complained, ‘Cut out the noise and give some dignity to the deceased actor.’
“Such terrible news about Sushant, such terrible news! It’s just awful,” says Saif. He’s furious even as he is upset, though. “There are so many people who’ve made comments so quickly. And it just seems to me that people are somewhere gaining some mileage from this poor fellow’s tragedy.
You know, whether it’s to show compassion or to show interest or to show some political stance. So many people are talking rubbish in this nonstop kind of barrage on social media. It’s just embarrassing, really, I think.”
Saif gives some Wise Advice
What’s appropriate, then?
“Out of respect for him, for Sushant’s tragedy, maybe a day of silence or introspection would be a little more becoming than this outpouring of love. An outpouring of love from people who obviously didn’t care about him and people who famously don’t care about anybody else.”
.”Yes! I mean, we don’t care about anybody. You know, it’s a very cutthroat line of work. But to pretend that you do care is like the ultimate hypocrisy and I think that’s an insult to the dead, you know, it’s an insult to the soul that’s gone. I think the least we can do is just have some introspection,maybe some silence .
Not try and come across as, you know, the most politically astute or the kindest or the wisest or something or the other? Some angles have spun off in all directions, you know? And I think that’s just really, really sad.”
This sounds very cynical. Is this just in the heat of the moment, or does he mean it? He does, clearly.
“Yeah, that’s the point I’m making – that nobody really cares in this town. So to pretend they really care is, you know, it’s a little much for me, it’s a little much to digest…
Like, you know, they’re really coming across as the most ‘feeling’ people because they want their fans to think that they’re the most, feeling people – but that’s just untrue! Just for Sushant’s memory, there should be some dignity.
If nothing else, you should just create some silence. I don’t think this is the time to comment. And let’s just respect that moment by keeping quiet. Not by saying how much you cared about him, or didn’t care about him. Because, obviously, none of that mattered to him. So what’s the point of saying all of it now?”