Actress Meera Chopra is happy about Bihar’s chief minister Nitish Kumar asking for a CBI probe into Sushant Singh Rajput’s mysterious death. “I am so shaken by Sushant’s death that I’ve somewhere begun to fear for my own wellbeing,” confesses Meera. She knew Sushant in a close capacity and found him to be brimming with the life force. Speaking about the same, Meera adds, “He was a great guy. We would often talk about films and his passion was just infectious. I would always feel more positive and energetic after talking to him. So that kind of person taking his life is just not believable.”
Meanwhile, Meera feels the debate on nepotism in Bollywood has moved to another. “I feel this is not about outsiders or insiders anymore. This has opened up a much bigger debate on power play in the film industry and how it affects actors who are not born into film families.”
Surprisingly, Meera suspects foul play in Sushant’s death. “If it’s just a simple case of suicide, then why not let the Bihar police investigate or better still, why can’t the two states’ police work in harmony for a bigger public sentiment which right now demands truth and justice?” Meera is against making Karan Johar the face of nepotism in Bollywood. “I personally don’t think it is fair to blame Karan Johar or anybody from the industry. It is a tough industry and we all have our own struggles.” Meera, however, has no qualms in accepting that the film industry is harder on outsiders. “Yes it’s more cruel just by its nature because of so much adulation and fame involved in it. But Sushant was not the one to be daunted by an uphill life of struggles, he was much evolved than that,” she concludes.