Salman Khan broke his silence amid netizens’ strong reactions against some big names of the film industry in the aftermath of Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide. Amid various hashtags floating against nepotism, favouritism and bullying in the film industry, some directed at Salman too, the actor urged his fans to stand with Sushant’s fans.
The Dabangg star urged his fans not to take to heart the strong reactions of Sushant’s fans, and rather understand the pain that they were going through.
Social media backlash against Salman had started when he had expressed his condolences upon the news of Sushant's demise.
Some fans of Sushant shared screenshots of Salman's allegedly critical comments. Fans of Sushant at his hometown Patna had also demonstrated at Salman’s brand ‘Being Human’ store in the city.
Salman’s tweet also came on the same day three stars, known to be close to him, quit Twitter. His former co-stars Sonakshi Sinha and Saqib Saleem and brother-in-law Aayush Sharma left the microblogging site to distance themselves from its ‘negativity.’
'The first step to protecting your sanity is to stay away from negativity. And no where more of that than Twitter these days! Chalo, I'm off - deactivating my account. Bye guys, peace out," Sonakshi had written.
Using the lyrics of Sirazee and Hansraj Raghuwanshi's hit song 'Aag Lage Basti Mai', Sonakshi captioned the post on her Instagram handle. Sonakshi shared a picture of Amy Poehler showing the peace out sign at an award show. The actor had close to 16 million followers on Twitter.