Sushant says that his reputation is being deliberately damaged.
Stories of Sushant Singh Rajput’s high-handed behaviour have been doing the rounds for some time now. Recently, at a press conference the Raabta actor lost his cool with a senior journalist who asked him about Kulbhushan Jadhav, an Indian national arrested in Pakistan, over charges of terrorism and spying.
This week it was reported that Sushant, who was out on a midnight drive in his new car, was chased down by fans who requested him for a selfie. Sushant apparently refused and got his building’s security to rough up the fans.
A close friend of Sushant rubbishes these rumours, “First of all, Sushant would never behave like this with his fans. Secondly, why should he be expected to entertain fans at odd hours? Or for that matter answer political questions at a trailer release?”
Dismissing the midnight brawl with fans as a figment of the reporter’s imagination, Sushant says, “It is really sad. I can understand that certain sections of the media won’t give me the pleasure by acknowledging the work that I’m doing. But to regularly come up with such disgusting tripe just to pull you down is uncalled for.”
Sushant says that his reputation is being deliberately damaged. “Published lies acquire a sense of authenticity and authority. It is easy for the public to believe that a comparatively new actor is arrogant. It’s sad to see some people stoop so low,” he adds ruefully.