Just two days after Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide, director Abhinav Singh Kashyap of Dabangg fame has called out superstar Salman Khan and his family for bullying him relentlessly.
Director Anurag Kashyap’s brother claims that the Khan family orchestrated a deliberate attack to destroy his career following a fall-out after Dabangg’s stupendous success. The first of the Dabangg triology starring Salman Khan, was directed by Singh Kashyap but he did not direct the sequels.
Rajput’s death has triggered debates on systematic nepotism and the dynastic rule in Bollywood and how certain powerful directors destroy careers of outsiders based on their whims.

“So here is my story 10 years after Dabangg. The reason I moved out of making Dabangg 2 ten years ago is because Arbaaz Khan in collusion with Sohail Khan and family was trying to take control of my career by bullying me,” revealed Kashyap in a lengthy Facebook post.
Kashyap claims that Khan and his family have repeatedly threatened him. “My projects and creative endeavours have been sabotaged and I have been repeatedly threatened with life and rape threats given to/for the female members of my family. The sustained gaslighting and bullying destroyed my mental health and that of my family and led to my divorce and breaking up of my family in 2017,” said Kashyap.When contacted by Gulf News, Khan’s team declined to comment on the allegations levelled by Kashyap.

The death of Sushant Singh Rajput brings under scanner the role YRF talent Management Agency might have played in pushing him towards his suicide but that is for the authorities to investigate. These people don’t make careers. They ruin your career and life. Having suffered personally for a decade, I can confidently say every Talent Manager and all Talent Management Agencies of Bollywood are a potential death Trap for Artists

– Abhinav Kashyap on YRF

The director has further appealed to the government to launch a detailed investigation into Rajput’s death.
“The suicide of Sushant Singh Rajput brings to the forefront a much bigger problem of what many of us have been dealing with. Exactly what might compel a person to commit suicide?? I fear his death is just the tip of the iceberg just like the #metoo movement was for a much bigger malaise in Bollywood [sic],” said Kashyap.
The director has also questioned the role of malicious casting agents and agencies that dominate Bollywood.

“The death of Sushant Singh Rajput brings under scanner the role YRF talent Management Agency might have played in pushing him towards his suicide but that is for the authorities to investigate. These people don’t make careers. They ruin your career and life. Having suffered personally for a decade, I can confidently say every Talent Manager and all Talent Management Agencies of Bollywood are a potential death Trap for Artists,” he further wrote.
Kashyap also went on to blow the lid on the underbelly of Bollywood and now talent agencies entrap rising stars. He specifically named Yash Raj Talent agency, which has sculpted careers of Anushka Sharma and Ranveer Singh. Rajput was initially represented by Yash Raj Films before they parted ways.

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput committed suicide on Monday, June 15th.


Speaking further on the role of talent management companies, Kashyap continued: “Once the talent is signed up with the Talent management agency, they give up their right to exercise free choice and their discretion in any matter concerning career and they are made to work as bonded labour with very little money. Even if they are brave and manage to escape the clutches of their Talent Management agency somehow, they are systematically boycotted and their name smeared till they jump ship to another Agency in the hope of a better tomorrow.”

There are many other small fry’s but Salman Khan’s family is the head of this venomous serpent. They use a clever mix of their ill-gotten money, political clout and connections with the underworld to intimidate anyone and everyone. Unfortunately, truth is on my side and I am not going to give up like Sushant Singh Rajput

Kashyap on the Khan family

The director further stated, “The talent is repeatedly broken till they either commit suicide or they succumb to Prostitution and escort services (Yes male escorts also) to feed the ego and sexual appetite of the rich and powerful, not just in Bollywood but also in Corporate world and politics.”

He went on to admit that this Facebook post has in fact made him fear for his life.

“Let it be known that they are Salim Khan, Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan and Sohail Khan. There are many other small fry’s but Salman Khan’s family is the head of this venomous serpent. They use a clever mix of their ill-gotten money, political clout and connections with the underworld to intimidate anyone and everyone. Unfortunately, truth is on my side and I am not going to give up like Sushant Singh Rajput,” he said.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here