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Actor Sushant Singh Rajput says that celebs, because they influence people, must be well informed before speaking on issues
Sushant Singh Rajput (above) is usually quite vocal about his views, be it through social media or at public platforms. But the 31-year-old actor will not make his opinion public unless he knows “each and every detail” of an important issue.
“I feel that one needs to be responsible about voicing one’s opinion in public. I’ll not talk about anything in public, unless I know each and every fact, and I know the relevance of it,” he says.
Sushant recently made headlines after he slammed a journalist at a promotional event for his film. The journalist repeatedly asked the actor to comment on the death sentence awarded to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav by a military court in Pakistan. This has become a major bilateral issue.
“I’m not saying that I didn’t know what was going on,” says Sushant. “I knew about it slightly, because it was in the newspapers and on the news channels. But I wasn’t so well informed on the topic, and it was a very sensitive issue. I had to know the facts before I said anything in public. I was asked about nepotism and the skin tone question (raised by actor Abhay Deol) as well. I answered that, because I knew about it,” he adds.
The actor believes that public figures should be responsible when making statements, since they influence the masses. “It’s important to understand that be it [on] social media or any other public platform, you’re using this space to influence people. So you should be well informed before making any sort of a statement,” he says.
“I know there are people who’re interested in what I have to say. But they should be aware that what I’ll say might influence people, so I have to be responsible,” adds Sushant.
Be it [on] social media or any other public platform, you’re using this space to influence people. So you should be well informed SUSHANT SINGH RAJPUT, ACTOR
Actor Sushant Singh Rajput who shot with US model Kendall Jenner for a photoshoot, uploaded one of the photos on Instagram