The prominent movie critic Rajeev Masand has been in the eye of a social media storm ever since the unfortunate demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. A number of people on social media have pointed that Masand constantly humiliated and berated the talented actor through his ‘blinds’ in a weekly column.
Masand repeatedly called Sushant a 'skirt chaser', 'an overpaid outsider', 'neurotic' in his blinds. Another blind hinted that he was addicted to substance abuse. Now, the critic has been summoned by Mumbai police in an investigation related to the actor death by suicide.
This is a small victory for all who fought for #JusticeForSushant.— Team Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) July 21, 2020
Rajeev Masand most vile,vindictive& bikau journalist who mercilessly butchered Sushant’s character is being called to police, even if he feels 1% of helplessness, agony-anguish Sushant felt we'll feel vindicated🙏 https://t.co/wUBbwuaav2
Rajeev Masand called for questioning by Bandra police. His blind items reportedly tarnished Sushant Singh Rajput's image, the police could investigate if Masand was working at the behest of some powerful people - with a mission to defame Sushant. #SushantSinghRajput— Sushant Mehta (@SushantNMehta) July 21, 2020
Meanwhile, famous author Chetan Bhagat in his 'Twitter blind' that a critic constantly spewed venom on whatever he did and even claimed that he (the critic) tried his best to sink the career of Sushant, in particular, and many others as well.
There is one critic who tried to destroy my career and spew venom on everything I'm associated with. He also tried his best to sink Sushant. His main hates a)self made people b) less anglicized more desi people and c)confident small town Indians. I beg stars not to patronize him.— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) July 21, 2020
Happy to see someone from the industry openly calling Rajeev Masand out👏 pic.twitter.com/zqURCGJ0w3— siddhant. (@ignoreandfly) July 18, 2020
Even the outspoken Kangana Ranaut slammed the blinds written by Masand and held him accountable for driving the actor into depression which led to him to take the drastic step of ending his life.