Actor Sushant Singh Rajput left for his heavenly abode on June 14. Actor’s untimely demise has ignited debates and brawls all over internet across the nation.Nepotism and star kids are two of the most debated topics going on after the demise of the ‘Raabta’ actor. Many star kids have been receiving many negativity and criticism.
Recently an old tweet from writer Chetan Bhagat has ignited this debate all over again. In an old tweet, author Chetan Bhagat announced that the late actor was finalised to star in Mohit Suri’s Half Girlfriend. The tweet has gone resurfaced on social media, adding to the furore. The tweet is from the year 2015 and reads, “So happy to share @itsSSR will play lead in @mohit11481 directed Half Girlfriend. Shooting begins 1Q16.”
— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) November 7, 2015
Many netizens are just furiously reacting to this tweet and are bashing all people associated with the film. A user wrote, “Arjun Kapoor did this movie finally because of Nepotism,” Another user wrote “Imagine ssr, actually a physics olympiad playing lead in half girlfriend rather than arjun kapoor.”
However, Sushant in one of his interactions with a news portal revealed why he opted out of ‘Half Girlfriend’. He said, ““See, I was doing many films and they are all releasing now. I don’t want to name them. What happens is, when I give my word to someone and he’s delaying (not because he wants to, but because of a particular reason) and I get to understand it, I won’t ditch. So be it the biggest film with the biggest studio or the smallest film, I won’t leave another film. So unfortunately, because of the two films that I was doing and that didn’t happen, I lost out on 12 films in the last one year. One film didn’t happen and the other was put off by a few months. And these films are the films that we generally talk about these days. Let’s not get into all that.”
Another film which Sushant opted out of was Abhishek Kapoor’s ‘Fitoor’ . When asked about whether he regret leaving it or not to which SSR replied, “No. I don’t have any regrets. This is something I will follow for the rest of my life, the rest of my days that I am working in this industry. If I like the script and give you my word, I won’t ditch you just because I find some other film more exciting and bigger than the film I said yes to.”
Abhishek Kapoor directed Sushant’s debut film ‘Kai Po Che’ and ‘Kedarnath’
However, netizens are still questioning and bashing filmmakers. A user also questioned Chetan Bhagat asking what really happened by tweeting, “So the Sushant Singh Rajput was supposed to be the lead actor of half girlfriend movie. But finally they choose Arjun Kapoor. Can anyone care to explain what happened in between?? @chetan_bhagat.”
Read some tweets here:
Half Girlfriend novel it is all about a guy from Bihar who fall in love with a girl, And SSR Perfectly Fit In That Movie, But Nepotism took this from SSR to Arjun Kapoor. And ones Again Arjun Kapoor Shits On That Movie Which Is Based On Best Selling Book pic.twitter.com/yIt7hgTpPD
— SCIENCE ENTHUSIASTIC (@ourindiaisnoble) June 24, 2020
Sushant Singh Rajput Gonna play the lead role in HALF GIRLFRIEND. Then later Arjun Kapoor played lead role why ? Just because, of nepotism.
— нιмαηsнυ🤟❤ (@ImHimu18) June 24, 2020
Not going into the Nepotism debate or blaming anyone, but SSR as a Bihari engineer, playing basketball and struggling with English could have made Half Girlfriend a compelling watch. Arjun Kapoor, well, was unconvincing. https://t.co/jQXZQqEIoM
— pratikbedia (@pratikbedia) June 24, 2020