‘Rebel Against Nepotism Without Using Sushant’s Death As A Reason’ — Irrfan Khan’s Son Babil Khan

‘Rebel Against Nepotism Without Using Sushant’s Death As A Reason’ — Irrfan Khan’s Son Babil Khan

Shubanka Sridhar

Sushant Singh Rajput‘s unfortunate death by suicide is something a lot of people are still coming to terms with. Just a month ago, we had lost two celebrated actors like Rishi Kapoor and Irrfan Khan to illness and now Sushant’s death has made this a very sad year in the Hindi film industry. His passing has also created a furore on social media, opening up a can of worms when it comes to nepotism in Bollywood. It has led to a boycott movement against the industry bigwigs such as Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt and Salman Khan among others, accusing them of cornering and obstructing his career because he was an ‘outsider’.

Babil Khan, Irrfan Khan’s son, took to his social media recently to talk about how he is still coming to terms with losing his father and now has to process Sushant’s death. He called them both sincere men and said that we should celebrate their legacy and take from their wisdom. He issued a plea to all fans that “pinning the blame on someone or something is a futile act”. He added that investigating into Sushant’s death on public platforms will “only bring more despair to the people intimately suffering the loss.” Babil also went on to talk about nepotism, saying that it is okay to rebel against it, but one shouldn’t use Sushant’s death as reason. “Stand up for what’s right regardless anyway in any case,” he concludes.

Have a look at his post:

In the end, he says that it is his own fight to prove to the audiences that he is worth the shot if he ever wants to enter the industry.