Arjun Kapoor trolled mercilessly for replacing Sushant Singh Rajput in Mohit Suri's Half Girlfriend

Updated: Jun 25, 2020, 11:52 IST | The Hitlist Team | Mumbai

It provided yet another impetus for Sushant Singh Rajput's fans to stir up the nepotism debate and troll Arjun Kapoor, who replaced Rajput in the 2017 film.

Arjun Kapoor and Sushant Singh Rajput
Arjun Kapoor and Sushant Singh Rajput

Chetan Bhagat's five-year-old tweet announcing Sushant Singh Rajput's casting in Half Girlfriend, based on his book, did the rounds of social media on Wednesday. "So happy to share Sushant Singh Rajput will play the lead in Mohit Suri's directorial venture, Half Girlfriend. Shooting begins 2016," the author had posted on November 7, 2015.

It provided yet another impetus for SSR's fans to stir up the nepotism debate and troll Arjun Kapoor, who replaced Rajput in the 2017 film. Angry netizens called Kapoor 'a nepotism kid who grabbed a role from an outsider'. Some questioned his 'acting skills'. The furore again led SSR fans to announce a boycott of star kids.

After Sushant Singh Rajput's untimely demise on June 15, 2020, many social media users have supported the actor and his family. Netizens have also concluded that he was a victim of Bollywood's nepotism and power play. The angry outburst on Instagram and Twitter has left a lot of star kids limit their comments section. Many claims to take this step to keep the negativity at the bay.

On Sushant's death, Arjun Kapoor's post created waves on social media, just like any other celebrity's condolence.

 
 
 
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18 months ago... My last msg to him was when he posted about his mom a week after the release of Kedarnath. He was missing her I assume while the movie was being celebrated. I didn’t know him well enough though our paths crossed at yrf, events & screenings every now & then. I can’t say I understood what made him make this choice. I can say I felt the pain he did about losing his bearings & feeling that void of his mother. I hope ur in a better & happier space my friend. I hope u have found ur peace. We will all wonder & try & make sense of what happened today. I just hope & pray that when the circus settles down we as a society in due course realise ur choice wasn’t driven by one singular moment or thing but a culmination of so much that defines a human being not just by the profession u were in. Rest my dear brother Sushant you are now I hope at peace.

A post shared by Arjun Kapoor (@arjunkapoor) onJun 14, 2020 at 9:46pm PDT

Sharing Bhagat's old tweet, a user wrote: "So it was supposed to be Sushant in Half Girlfriend but finally given to Starkid Arjun Kapoor. On whose direction?"

"See how nepotism works in corrupted Bollywood, Arjun Kapoor got this film by removing Sushant Singh Rajput #PapaHainNa," tweeted another user.

"Aditya replaced shushant....then Ranveer replaced shushant....then legendry arjun kapoor replaced shushant.....ok how many of u believe this is just a coincidence or injustice with @itsSSR ....Pls support shushant... otherwise we might see few other shushant really soon," reads another tweet.

Sushant started his showbiz journey with Nadira Babbar's Ekjute theatre group in 2008. The actor got his big break in television with Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil. He became a household name with Balaji Telefilms' Pavitra Rishta in which he played Manav Deshmukh, a role that proved to be a breakthrough and for which he received several awards as Best TV actor.

Sushant Singh Rajput was battling depression over the past few months and undergoing treatment for the same. The untimely death of the actor has come in as a huge shock to Bollywood celebrities and his fans alike.

Sushant started his showbiz journey with Nadira Babbar's Ekjute theatre group in 2008. The actor got his big break in television with Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil. He became a household name with Balaji Telefilms' Pavitra Rishta in which he played Manav Deshmukh, a role that proved to be a breakthrough and for which he received several awards as Best TV actor.

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