'Bollywood made a big mistake by staying silent', says Swara Bhasker on 'Justice for SSR' campaigntext_fields
New Delhi: After Sushant Singh Rajput's passing, actor Swara Bhasker expressed her opinions on the "agenda-driven" "Justice for SSR" campaign. The controversial actor admitted that she does not comprehend the campaign and claimed that it has taken on the characteristics of a cult.
In an interview with Frontline, the actor said, "It's a very well-thought-out, organised campaign. It is purely agenda-driven and once you understand what that agenda is and who is funding it, you get the whole picture. And then it becomes hard to see it as an organic phenomenon ever again. I still don't fully understand the 'Justice for SSR' thing, to be honest. It became a cult or something very close to it."
Following the shocking death of Sushant Singh Rajput, which shook the entire nation, a number of Bollywood celebrities, including Alia Bhatt, Karan Johar, Mahesh Bhatt, and Rhea Chakraborty, were brutally trolled on social media. Soon after his passing, the "Justice for SSR" campaign was launched on social media. The internet was convinced that Sushant was a victim of nepotism and politics in Bollywood, Indian Express reported.
Speaking about how Bollywood actors were singled out by trolls, the actor claimed that she had counselled her colleagues to refute any accusations levelled against them.
She said, "This is what happens in the absence of a strong counter-narrative. I told my colleagues in the industry that they're making a big mistake by staying silent. They should have countered the lies being told about them by the SSR handles. Their silence was read as confirmation of these wild allegations."
Recently, Swara appeared in the film Jahaan Chaar Yaar. Shikha Talsania, Meher Vij, Pooja Chopra, Girish Kulkarni, and Manish Chadhari are featured in the movie as well. Swara claims that the movie is a buddy-comedy centred on "behenjis." She said, "This story flips the script and shows you how cool, badass and sassy behenjis can be." The movie came out on September 16.