- Kriri and Shraddha were present at Sushant’s funeral
- Ranvir Shorey and Varun Sharma were also present
- “Crazy respect for Shraddha Kapoor and Kriti Sanon” reads a tweet
The social media account of the impact of the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput on the industry he belonged to changed dramatically a day later, after Mr. Rajput’s funeral. Actresses Kriti Sanon and Shraddha Kapoor, Mr. Rajput’s co-stars in the movies Raabta and Chhichhore, were among the few members of the cinema fraternity to attend the last rites. Shortly after, Twitter was inundated with a flood of tweets praising the two stars for making their actions count, rather than words. Just a day ago, however, the two had been ashamed online for not posting tributes to Sushant Singh Rajput on social media.
Kriti Sanon’s sister Nupur revealed on Instagram that she had been harassed and abused for the silence. “You are so heartless,” said Kriti Sanon, said his sister.
Twitter has now changed its mind about the actresses – after the funeral photos were posted, many noted that social media quickly tried Kriti Sanon and Shraddha Kapoor.
Crazy respect for Shraddha Kapoor and Kriti Sanon who attended the funeral for Sushant. You may not like them as actors, but as humans, they are golden. Did not show on Twitter, but was there with him on his last trip. Lord protect them
– Queerantine (@piggy_chopps) June 15, 2020
shraddha and kriti did not publish any articles on sns yesterday, but are at his funeral today. people really need to stop judging celebrities who haven’t posted about it publicly. social media activity isn’t everything.
– night owl. (@sprihaxx) June 15, 2020
Putting long tests on SM does not show your concern. #Kriti and #ShraddhaKapoor didn’t post anything yesterday and stupid people started making fun of them ..
Today only Kriti, Shraddha, Rhea and Varun Sharma were at his funeral.
Now who is false and real?
– Puja Kashyap (@ PujaKas61475324) June 15, 2020
Shraddha and kriti did not post anything about him yesterday but came to his funeral
Stop judging them on social media, please!
– shivin_kaira (@ SKaira4) June 15, 2020
Actress Rhea Chakraborty, a close friend of Sushant Singh Rajput, was photographed at the hospital which performed the autopsy before the funeral. Ms. Chakraborty disabled comments on her Instagram account after the death of Mr. Rajput; she did not escape abuse on Twitter, but, like Kriti Sanon and Shraddha Kapoor, is now hailed online.
The funeral footage is revealing – almost none of the Bollywood figures were present, despite the fact that they said they were shocked and heartbroken by the death of Sushant Singh Rajput. In addition to Ms. Sanon and Ms. Kapoor, the funeral included actors Vivek Oberoi, Ranvir Shorey and Varun Sharma, and filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor, who directed Mr. Rajput in two films, including his debut Kai Po Che!.
Ranvir Shorey and a handful of members of the film fraternity denounced their colleagues on Twitter in separate messages, mostly veiled. Mr. Shorey powerfully tweeted on how “Legacy Privilege” Helped Create “Bollywood Guardians”:
It would not be fair to blame someone for a step they took themselves. He was playing a high-stakes game, where it’s winning or losing everything. But something must be said about the self-proclaimed “Bollywood Guardians”.
– Ranvir Shorey (@RanvirShorey) June 15, 2020
In a blistered tweet, actor Nikhil Dwivedi accused his colleagues of “hypocrisy” – the funeral photos warrant it.
Sometimes the hypocrisy of our film industry hits me. High and powerful announcing that they should stay in touch with Sushant.
Don’t come! & thts coz his diving career. So STFU! R u in contact with Imran Khan, Abhay Deol & others? No!
But you were, when they were fine#SushantSinghRajput
– Nikhil Dwivedi (@Nikhil_Dwivedi) June 14, 2020
Neither Ranvir Shorey nor Nikhil Dwivedi gave a name; however, the dots are easy to join. Filmmaker Karan Johar, who wrote about blaming himself for not being in contact with Sushant Singh Rajput for a year, and actress Alia Bhatt followed the whole day Monday on Twitter; social media both pointed out that Ms. Bhatt spoke disdainfully of Sushant Singh Rajput on Mr. Johar’s show Koffee with Karan – to which Mr. Rajput was never invited despite his numerous successes on screen.
Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead Sunday at his Mumbai home; police say he died by suicide and investigate.
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