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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

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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?

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First Published: Jul 24 2020 | 10:35 PM IST

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