Abhinav Singh Kashyap who directed Salman Khan’s 2010 superhit film Dabangg, took to his Facebook account after Sushant Singh Rajput’s death to narrate his own bullying experience in the film industry and asked the authorities to probe further in Sushant’s cause of death.
In his scathing post on Facebook, Abhinav said that YRF talent management agency, a division of Yash Raj Films, may have played a role and pushed him over the edge to commit suicide. He wrote, “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 called Sushant’s death just the tip of the iceberg. He said, “Over a period of few years, mostly the prime of any actor, 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.”
Abhinav later elaborated on his experience during Dabangg and said, “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. Arbaaz Khan sabotaged my second project with Shree Ashtavinayak Films that I was signed up with by personally calling their head Mr. Raj Mehta and threatening him with dire consequences if they made a film with me.”
He then said, “My project was sabotaged and I was made to return my signing fee of Rupees 7 Crores plus interest of Ninety odd lacs. Its only then that Reliance Entertainment came to my rescue and we forged an enduring partnership for my film Besharam. Mr. Salman Khan and family sabotaged the release of the film and got their PROs to run a sustained negative smear campaign against me and my film BESHARAM before release. This scared the distributors from buying my film.”
Abhinav said, “My enemies are sharp, cunning and always attack me from the back and stay Hidden. But the best part is after 10 years, I know who my enemies are. 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 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. I refuse to cow down and will fight on till I see the end of either them or me. Enough tolerance. It’s time to fight back.”
In another post that he shared after a couple of hours later, Abhinav said, “This is my own struggle against the Salman Khan family and I alone am enough to take these guys on.Yes.. I will never commit suicide but should anything untoward happen to me.. By now the country knows who to blame… Treat this as my police statement.”