Sushant Singh Rajput suicide: Sonam Kapoor gets rape, death threats
Actress Sonam Kapoor Ahuja blasted and slammed all those online haters sending her vitriolic tweets on her social media accounts following Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide on June 14, reported Gulf News.
Disillusioned fans of Rajput believe that privileged actors born to industry insiders have stolen opportunities from outsiders such as the late Bollywood actor.
Kapoor Ahuja, the daughter of Anil Kapoor, shared that she and her family had received threats on social media. While some users have sent rape threats to the actress and her sister Rhea Kapoor, others have wished death upon her family and Kapoor Ahuja’s unborn children.
Kapoor Ahuja — a portrait of privilege and nepotism in Bollywood — has been relentlessly trolled for her posts defending her elite position in life. She responded to the hate by posting a series of posts about karma and how bullying wouldn’t be tolerated on her timeline.
“Yes I’ve switched off my comment section and my parents comment section because I don’t want my 64 year old parents to go through this. They did nothing to deserve this. And I’m not doing it out of fear you morons I’m doing it out of common sense to preserve my mental health and my parents,” she wrote in a series of posts.
I encourage you guys to see my comment section. And I’m sure you don’t hope that the same comes your way. I hope your parents don’t have to see this sort of this stuff. pic.twitter.com/dmvI3xOKVd— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) June 21, 2020
The actress also spoke about a clip of ‘Koffee With Karan’ episode featuring her asking who Rajput is. She wasn’t snubbing him, she claims.
“That video you’ve been spouting was 7 years old. When he had one film out didn’t know him, like he didn’t know me and didn’t say anything about me till now… also please go and watch the episodes where my fellow actors have maybe said much worse about me, but I have taken it in the spirit the show was meant to be, in jest,” she posted on Twitter.
Kapoor Ahuja has been criticised for her tweet, posted a day after the Rajput’s death, where she urged everyone not to blame other actors or directors for the tragedy.
“It’s [expletive] mean-spirited,” she tweeted.
Her thoughts didn’t sit well with Rajput’s army of fans who attacked her for her privilege and access given to her by her father.
On Saturday, Sonakshi Sinha — the daughter of actor Shatrughan Sinha — and actor Saqib Saleem de-activated their Twitter accounts unable to handle the negativity flooding their social media timelines since Rajput’s sudden death. Meanwhile, actor Salman Khan, born into an influential acting and writer’s family, urged his fans to understand the emotions and misdirected anger behind the vitriol spewed by Rajput’s fans.