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A dirty industry: Bollywood a brutally competitive game with no umpires

Any outsider would find it impregnable and suffer many heartbreaks as even one as successful as Sushant probably did


Shekhar Gupta
The pandemic has also unleashed a rash of viral memes. My favourite is one which has a patient asking a doctor when does he think the scourge will end. “I don’t know,” says the doctor. “I am not a journalist.”

It is with that sobering thought that I dare to wade into the story of actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, what it tells about Bollywood. Now I know, you could turn around confront me with that same meme: You think you can hold forth on cinema just because you are a journalist?

I speak from experience. One reason I love
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First Published: Jul 24 2020 | 10:35 PM IST

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