After the death of Sushant Singh Rajput who passed away by suicide on the 14th of June, a lot of hate and negative comments have swarmed past many Bollywood personalities.
Filmmaker Karan Johar has faced a lot of criticism and hate comments including death threats by social media users which has now reportedly taken a toll on his mental health.
The debate of nepotism has sparked outrage amongst Bollywood followers who have targetted ‘star kids’ with famous parents for being preferred over ‘outsiders’. A source who happens to be a close friend of KJo shared that Karan feels guilty that people close to him are being attacked with extreme hatred.
Speaking to Bollywood Hungama, KJo’s close friend reveals, “Karan is a broken man. After being trolled for years he thought he had developed a thick skin. But the brutal hatred that he has received after Sushant’s death has left him shattered.”
On being asked what affected the director the most, the source says, “It’s the fact that those close to him are being attacked that makes Karan feel really guilty. His 3-year old twins are getting death threats. Somebody like Ananya Pandey who has no connection with Sushant, had a hater on the social media platform asking her to commit suicide to compensate for Sushant’s death.”
KJo’s friend was also asked if Karan planned on breaking his silence anytime soon to which the response was, “Lawyers’ advice. Better to keep mum. Karan is in no condition to speak. The fight has gone out of him. He looks like a man beaten by fate. It’s not a pleasant experience to speak to Karan. He breaks down and cries when we call him. He is constantly crying and asking what he has done to deserve this.”