Sushant Rajput- Kriti Sanon Raabta is hitting theaters on 9th June. The star-cast is going full swing to promote the movie through every possible channel. Promotions mean diametrically opposite things to a film’s cast and to the journalists who are a part of such events. While the former expects to chit-chat all about their films, the latter, as with their lineage, is always out for some juice which could make up as next day headlines. Something similar happened during the promotion of Raabta when a journalist put up a question on Kulbushan Jadhav for Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon. Sushant showed his diplomatic side, while trying his best to duck the question. The journalist persisted and this is what transpired :
His stance was very clear, celebrities are not supposed to comment on each and every thing that is going on in the country. The journalist made things simple for him to choose to condemn Pakistan’s stand or condone it. Sushant didn’t budge from his stand and reiterated his position rather brusquely, saying that it is not fair to expect from celebrities to know facts and comment on matters of national importance.
The hyper-nationalist Twitterati, as expected went into an overdrive and there were angry tweets demanding the boycott of the MS Dhoni famed star’s next venture.
I have not watched any movie of shushant and evn not going to watch his movie in future.
— महाराणा प्रताप (@MahaRanaPrataap) May 27, 2017
No doubt Sushant Singh is an asshole but today he proved he's a Coward too
Can't duck Q on #KulbhushanJadhav when entire nations knows
— Hunting_Hunters (@eparitosh) May 27, 2017
The popular reference was of a Pakistani award show, where a Pakistani artist dedicated his win to the “anguished” Kashmiris.
There were other voices who defended the star by saying that there was no need to ask such questions during a film’s promotion
i watched this video twice, i didn't find any misbehavior frm ssr. infact that journalist asked out of league question n started arguing
— ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ (@firkiii) May 27, 2017
There was no need to ask such questions in a promo launch event!
— ishpreet♡ (@ishhhhhh_) May 27, 2017
jerk..that journalist was misbehaving and annoying…
— Madan Chopra (@raghavcta) May 27, 2017
Journalist is also jerk..shd know when to stop..why banter him abt something he said didn't know of..
— Ray line (@Raylinerekha) May 27, 2017
What is your stand ? Who is a jerk, the journalist or Sushant? Let us know in comments.