#Trending: Chetan Bhagat Claims That Anupama Chopra’s Husband, Vidhu Vinod Chopra Drove Him To Suicide By Publicly Humiliating And Bullying Him.
At this very moment, Bollywood is more fragile and on edge than its ever been. Why? I think it’s because for a while people have been noticing inconsistencies between its outward image of glamour and the accounts of people from the industry who are speaking up about their horrible experiences. Although, for Bollywood, the immediate trigger into this fragile state was the tragic death of Sushant Singh Rajput.
His death changed the course of our entertainment industry. It has compelled people to speak up against all the wrongdoings that are so prevalent within Bollywood. From reigniting the nepotism debate to unmasking the “gatekeepers” of Bollywood, Sushant’s death, as sad and horrible as it is, has caused a lot of much-needed upheaval.
Nowadays, Twitter is always buzzing with another controversy that somehow involves Sushant. Be it Kangana’s nepotism rant (BTW, that was not cool) or the Twitterati attacking Rhea Chakraborty. Although today, I wanted to talk about the latest one that involves *drumroll please* Chetan Bhagat.
This controversy, although originated from Sushant’s demise took a very nasty turn. It all started when Chetan took to Twitter earlier today to inform all “elitist and snob” critics that Sushant’s last movie, Dil Bechara, releases this week and they need to be careful of what they write about it.
Sushant's last film releases this week. I want to tell the snob and elitist critics right now, write sensibly. Don't act oversmart. Don't write rubbish. Be fair and sensible. Don't try your dirty tricks. You have ruined enough lives. Now stop. We'll be watching.
— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) July 21, 2020
He tweeted, “Sushant’s last film releases this week. I want to tell the snob and elitist critics right now, write sensibly. Don’t act oversmart. Don’t write rubbish. Be fair and sensible. Don’t try your dirty tricks. You have ruined enough lives. Now stop. We’ll be watching.”
Look, I am not particularly a fan of Chetan Bhagat but I agree with his general idea of how the critics need to be mindful of how they review this movie. But I don’t understand why the tweet sounds more like a threat, that I do not agree with.
Each time you think the discourse can’t get lower, it does! https://t.co/yhkBUd8VSQ
— Anupama Chopra (@anupamachopra) July 21, 2020
Anyway among the many people that replied to his tweet was film critic Anupama Chopra. She, like so many others, did not respond well to the dig in the form of a tweet. Anupama tweeted back saying, Each time you think the discourse can’t get lower, it does!”
Of course, Chetan Bhagat is not the sort of person who takes things sitting down. He retaliated to that snap by accusing Anupama of just standing by while her husband, Vidhu Vinod Chopra publicly bullied him and nearly drove him to suicide.
Okay, let me rewind a little to give you context. In 2009, Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s 3 Idiots was bagging all the awards and garnering a lot of praise. But very few people know that the story of the movie has actually been inspired by Chetan Beghat’s book Five Point Someone. In this tweet, he is referring to the time that Vidhu Vinod Chopra neglected to give him due credit for the story and instead humiliated and bullied him.
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Ma'am, when your husband publicly bullied me, shamelessly collected all the best story awards, tried denying me credit for my story and drove me close to suicide, and you just watched, where was your discourse? https://t.co/CeVDT2oq47
— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) July 21, 2020
In the tweet, he wrote, “Ma’am, when your husband publicly bullied me, shamelessly collected all the best story awards, tried denying me credit for my story and drove me close to suicide, and you just watched, where was your discourse?”
Ever since this feud went viral, it has been trending on Twitter. Most of the people support Chetan Bhagat and are ever commending him for standing up for Sushant Singh Rajput.
I think that giving credit where credit is due is very important. You can’t cash in on someone else’s work and not even acknowledge it. It’s a shitty thing to do. Especially since Chetan Bhagat claims it nearly drove him to suicide. However, it does seem like a low blow to attack Vidhu’s wife for something he did and then threaten her.
Now, we might not know the full story behind that but we do know that after Sushant’s death, one thing is clear, Bollywood needs a lot of reformations.