The sad news of actor Sushant Singh Rajput has shocked the society. It has again highlighted the much ignorant topic- Mental health. The actor’s reason for suicide is still being investigated but if we go through his instagram, we come across the collage of photos he shared of himself and his mother. With a text ’Blurred past evaporating from teardrops. Unending dreams carving an arc of smile. And a fleeting life, negotiating between the two.” And now these words feel much more heavier than ever.
The Indian society has always ignored mental health, especially when it comes to males. The angry young man cinema has constructed the narrative in a way that the tendency to cry is suitable for the weaker gender or for females. But the reality is that the males too feel the burdens of daily life and it goes hidden behind the fake smile or long silences especially in this lockdown due to COVID-19.The people living away from their families and friends are having a hard time mentally. This barrier to meet the loved ones physically results in such fatal incidents.
Sushant singh rajput had started his career with popular tv serial Pavitra Rishta and entered bollywood with Kai Po Che, a film based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel. The film earned him filmfare and he found a new popularity in indian households.Later on, he went on giving many super hit films like MS Dhoni:The untold story and Chhichore. His demise is extremely shocking for everyone in Indian households and we will never forget him and his work.