Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - City

New day, new villain: Rohit on media coverage of Sushant’s case

- Navneet Vyasan ■ navneet.vyasan@htlive.com

After actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s unfortunat­e demise, the media coverage of the case has come under severe scrutiny. And Rohit Roy also stresses that the “senseless conspiracy theories (around the case) should stop, and media shouldn’t fan them”.

Elaboratin­g his stance, the actor says that every now and then a new villain crops up in the investigat­ion for people to hate, and all this steers the conversati­on away from the actual topic — mental health.

On how such theories keep changing every day, he adds, “While one day it is, ‘Oh, this producer said so and so, therefore he (Rajput) was depressed and took this step’, the next day it changes to, ‘Another FIR was filed and another person took over a parallel investigat­ion and we have a new villain — his girlfriend — who took his money’. And then, there are reports of her family doing black magic. And again, we

Amight have some other story revealing another villain.”

While urging people to stop speculatin­g around the actor’s death, Roy, 51, says the focus should remain on mental wellbeing. “His death started a dialogue around mental health. Please don’t stop it in today’s day and date,” the actor asserts.

Roy, who has Sanjay Gupta’s Mumbai Saga lined up and is also set to release an OTT show that he himself directed with his wife Manasi Joshi Roy, also reveals that he knew Sameer amir Khan has jetted off to Turkey to resume the shoot of Advait Chandan’s Laal Singh Chaddha. Pictures of him at an internatio­nal airports in Turkey are being widely shared online by fan clubs. He is seen dressed in a grey sweatshirt and black pants, and appears to be smiling for the photos behind his blue face mask. The film, scheduled to hit theatres this Christmas, will release next year. Sharing the informatio­n, trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “NEW RELEASE DATE... #Laalsinghc­haddha - starring #Aamirkhan and #Kareenakap­oorkhan - will now release on #Christmas2­021...”

Sharma and found the news of his demise deeply distressin­g. “As we speak, another young talent has passed away,” he says, adding, “I knew him personally. He’s somebody I’ve known for the last 15 years I think. He was a very genial and lovely guy.”

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Rohit Roy
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PHOTO: INSTAGRAM Aamir Khan at a Turkey airport

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