Bihar and specially patna boycott Salman Khan and others over the SSR suicide case.bollyvilla.com
Since Sunday Bihar has been plunged into a state of relentless grief and anger over the death of their star-son Rajput who ended his life at the age of 34, allegedly because of what has come to be known as the ‘nepo(tism) gang’ in Mumbai. On Thursday hordes of young Rajput fans in Patna marched to Salman Khan’s Being Human clothes store (the Superstar owns a chain of branded clothes’ store across India) and forced the manager to shut shop.
Mumbai and the Hindi film industry is not an easy place for migrants especially from a backwater state like Bihar. Initially I was ridiculed and offered bit parts where I had to play a taxi driver or a watchman. These are the jobs Biharis are seen doing in Mumbai.”
However superstar-politician Shatrughan Sinha who started his career in 1968 with walk-on parts in Bollywood and then went on to become one of Hindi cinema’s biggest stars says struggle is a part of the process of stardom. “Right now Bihar is angry. They have a lost a beloved son and they hold powerful people in Bollywood like Salman Khan and Karan Johar responsible for Sushant’s death. But after they calm down, they will see the irrationality of blaming top names in Bollywood. The people of Bihar love Salman. They cannot dohim for long.”