As today marks the first death anniversary of Bollywood's powerhouse Sushant Singh Rajput, a Twitter user took to the microblogging platform and demanded that the late actor be given Bharat Ratna - the highest civilian award of India.
Requesting the Prime Minister, the user stated, “Dear @narendramodi ji, if you want to win 2024 election, then you should give Bharat Ratna to Sushant Singh. We SSRians will assure your victory. And if you won’t give, your defeat is written.”
As fellow netizens mocked the user’s demand, in a subsequent they added, “u guys r laughing at my demand. But PM is very well aware that how SSR helped Bharat Biotech in making Covaxin. Chinese spies were after his life while he was writing formula of Covid Vaccine, so Ajit ji asked him to hide in a safe house and help from there. #SSRForBharatRatna.”
This led to a trolling frenzy on the platform as many reacted to the post with memes, jokes and sarcasm.
Check out the reactions below.
Sushant Singh Rajput, who was fondly known for portraying diverse roles with perfection, died by alleged suicide in his apartment on June 14, 2020. It's been a year, but the nation still continues to feel the void left by the late actor.
His passing away triggered a massive controversy, with his family alleging foul play and levelling several allegations on his girlfriend and actor Rhea Chakraborty. Currently, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is probing the matter surrounding his death.
Sushant, who began his acting career in 2008 with the TV show 'Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil', became a household name when he grabbed the lead role in Zee TV's 'Pavitra Rishta' opposite Ankita Lokhande.
Soon after he reached the peak of his career, he left the television industry to test his luck in the Hindi film industry.
In 2013, he made his Bollywood debut with 'Kai Po Che' and since then he never looked back. The actor has been a part of several hit films including 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!', 'M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story', 'Kedarnath' and 'PK'.
He played the lead role in the blockbuster film 'Chhichhore', co-starring Shraddha Kapoor, which bagged major accolades including a National Award for the best Hindi movie.
His last movie, 'Dil Bechara', was released digitally a month after his death.