Actor Ranvir Shorey calls out the Bhatts for socially isolating him

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The actor opened up in a recent interview after tweeting about the issue without taking names earlier.

By CT Report

Published: Mon 27 Jul 2020, 4:07 PM

Last updated: Mon 27 Jul 2020, 6:22 PM

The death of Sushant Singh Rajput has opened a can of worms as far as the inner working of Bollywood is concerned. While a section of the film industry has been vocal about demanding a CBI investigation into the case due to what they term the 'suspicious' nature of the death, there are some who have maintained silence on the subject.

Actor Ranvir Shorey entered the fray when he reacted to Kangana Ranaut's team's tweets about nepotism within the industry. Shorey got into a war of words with filmmaker Anurag kashyap over the same issue. Now the actor, whose latest film Lootcase is scheduled to premiere on July 31 on a streaming channel, has tweeted about being subjected to professional and social isolation in the film industry between 2003 and 2005 and how he briefly had to leave the country because things got really bad.
While he declined to name the guilty party on Twitter, he opened up in a recent interview with Hindustan Times.

When asked if he was referring to Bollywood's Bhatt family in his his tweet, he said, "Yes, that is what I am talking about. I went through a similar experience where I was professionally and socially isolated, equally pressured from all ends. Every chance and every platform they would get, they would be lying about me, saying I am an alcoholic and abuser. You feel so helpless and powerless because these people are so powerful that the press will just listen to them and not even bother calling you for your side of the story. You just feel so helpless and frustrated because you can't do anything about it. It got really toxic for me at the time and I had to leave the country for a while.
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"Nobody bothered to check the facts because a certain party is more powerful, famous and more friendly with the media. Only their version comes out. The facts and reality of the other person's story never comes out. The media is to blame for half of it."
Whatever the outcome of the investigation into the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, this period will always be etched in the history of the film industry for giving many the opportunity to finally air their grievances over being sidelined and worse, exploited and bullied for not having a powerful camp backing them.

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