Sushant Singh Rajput‘s death by suicide has shaken the entire nation and also forced actors and filmmakers to come out and speak about the pressures of being an outsider in the entertainment industry. Actress Raveena Tandon, sharing some of her personal experiences through a series of tweets, revealed that ‘camps do exist’ and also talked about the problems she has had to face in the early days of her career. She also spoke about the dirty politics that still continues to play through the ‘mean girls’ gang in the industry.
When you speak the truth,you are branded a liar,Mad,psychotic. Chamcha journos write pages&pages destroying all the hard work that you might have done.Even though born in the industry, grateful for all it has given me,but dirty politics played by some can leave a sour taste . https://t.co/uR9usJitdb
— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) June 15, 2020
Raveena also stressed that Bollywood practices the act of exclusion against people irrespective of their surnames. She says:
It can happen to someone born within, an ‘insider’ as I can hear insider/outsider words, some anchors blaring away. But you fight back. The more they tried to bury me, the harder I fought back. Dirty politics happen everywhere. But sometimes one root for good to win, and evil to lose.
Actors and filmmakers like Ranvir Shorey, Nikhil Dwivedi, Meera Chopra, Abhinav Singh Kashyap, among others also opened up about surviving in the Bollywood industry while mourning Sushant Singh Rajput’s sad demise.