‘Sushant’s Death Pushed Me To Speak Up’ — Abhay Deol On Bollywood’s Lobbying Culture

‘Sushant’s Death Pushed Me To Speak Up’ — Abhay Deol On Bollywood’s Lobbying Culture

Avya Sharma

Sushant Singh Rajput‘s sudden demise by suicide has created a furore in Bollywood. It has re-ignited the discussion of nepotism, favouritism and lobby culture in the entertainment industry. Many artists came forward to share their stories on social media. Only recently, filmmaker Abhinav Kashyap slammed Salman Khan and his family for sabotaging his career. Similarly, actress Raveena Tandon spoke her mind on dirty politics in Bollywood. Actor Abhay Deol has also spoken about the same on his Instagram feed.

If you have been noticing Abhay Deol’s Instagram feed, you must have seen the actor putting up pictures of his earlier films and sharing a story behind each of them. Interestingly, all the posts include a common hashtag which reads, #makingwhatbollywouldnt.

Speaking to HT, the actor said:

Sushant’s death definitely sort of pushed me to speak up a little bit. But, this isn’t my first time speaking up. In the past, I’ve taken on the biggest. I’m sorry it took someone’s death to wake everybody up. But I’m glad that people have taken note and they want to be heard. They’re asking for a change not just from the outside of the industry but even from the inside.

Talking about his Instagram posts, he shared:

I felt this was a good way to bring attention to these movies. Being non-formulaic, they didn’t have enough funds for marketing or a big release. So, not a lot of people are aware of them. I believe they are good and that would be entertaining even today.

Substantiating on the catchy hashtag, Abhay says:

The ones I selected for this particular hashtag are the ones that were the most difficult to make and even tougher to release.

However, Abhay’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara post garnered a lot of attention. The actor wrote about the covert and overt ways in which people lobby against you in the Hindi film industry and how he doesn’t subscribe to Bollywood awards.