Rajat’s poem for artistes who feel ‘caged’
During the last week, conversations on social media have been mostly around actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. And this affected Rajat Barmecha so much that he remained off social media for a few days.
He says, “I was hearing so much about nepotism, insider vs outsider, mental health truggles. And no matter how much you try, it affects you. More so, as I am an actor and a art of the industry, if I asn’t, maybe it wouldn’t ffect me so much. You hink about what he went hrough and what you went through, career choices, trajectory etc. and compare similar experiences.”
Barmecha penned a poem that is dedicated to artistes and “people who feel caged”. He wrote, “Ek udta panchi hoon main, mujhe azad rehne do. Is sundar mayanagri mein mujhe abaad rehne do. Sapne lekar aaya hoon, badi door se main, is sapne se bhi sundar sapne ka thoda to ahsaas lene do. Kehte hain tum bahar ke ho, tumhe andar kaise aane de. Har us bahar wale ke sapno se yeh duniya bani hai, usse usike sapno ki duniya mein, kabhi toh jaane do.”
The actor adds that like Rajput, he, too, isn’t from a film family. “I feel I’m lucky as there are many aspiring actors who are vying for a big break and are affected by his death emotionally and mentally. I wrote the poem for all the artistes out there to tell them, don’t let people tell you that you are any less,” he says.