From Shah Rukh Khan to Anushka Sharma, social media was flooded with messages of shock and prayers for his family. Filmmaker Karan Johar and actress Alia Bhatt were also among the many stars who reacted to the actor’s passing away.
Karan took to Instagram and shared a picture of the duo where he blamed himself for not being there for Sushant during his difficult times.
On the other hand, Alia also prayed for him and said, “I’m in a deep state of shock. No matter how much I think about it, I don’t have the words. I’m totally devastated. You’ve left us too soon. You will be missed by each and every one of us. My deepest condolences to Sushant’s family, loved ones, and his fans.”
However, their messages did not go down well with the actor’s fans. Netizens criticised the actress and the filmmaker for mocking Sushant on one of the Koffee With Karan episodes.
During the episode, Alia was asked to rate three celebrities – Ranveer Singh, Sushant Singh Rajput, and Varun Dhawan. Upon hearing Sushant’s name, she said, “Sushant Singh Rajput, Who?”
Here are some tweets:
Aren’t you the same woman who was asked a question about Sushant and you said Sushant Singh Rajput who? And then you and Karan Johar went on to make fun of him because he worked as a TV actor.
— Gaurav Agarwal (@gauravhagarwal) June 14, 2020
— Piyush Sharma (@PiyushSharma07_) June 14, 2020
Aren’t you the same woman who was asked a question about Sushant and you said Sushant Singh Rajput who? And then you and Karan Johar went on to make fun of him because he worked as a TV actor. https://t.co/2OTnL1cgyr
— Phoolwali ? (@Gulmohar__) June 14, 2020
For the uninitiated, Sushant and Karan worked together on Drive. The movie hit the OTT platform last year.