WTF Wednesday: Trolling Amitabh Bachchan as #MahanayakNahiMahanalayak for silence over Sushant Singh Rajput displays our deep-rooted hypocrisy

Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case has unleashed a wave of frustration, wrath, and venom across the nation like probably no case has since eons. And it’s not only become extremely unhealthy, but has also laid bare how damaged we are as a society as also how gullible we are to have fallen prey to a golden TRP goose being hatched daily by the media. Beside rushing to judgment and painting a woman along with an industry as the Satan’s pawn just because certainly channels have ran with that angle, without bothering to wait for a shred of conclusive evidence in the case, the vitriolic reactions streaming in have also exposed how entitled or envious (it’s got to be either of the two or a combination of both) folks outside Bollywood feel about the industry just because it’s glamorous, perennially in the limelight and they buy a ticket at the theatres.

Secondly, it also displays a deeper-rooted hypocrisy that our country’s demography at large just can’t shake off, and the recent trolling of Amitabh Bachchan, where frenzied, clueless trolls stooped so low as to trend #MahanayakNahiMahanalayak, clearly reveals both sides of this rusted coin. Lapping up any and everything certain media houses are feeding us has already shown how many in the country prefer being sheep while the blind hatred being directed at anyone remotely associated with a film family has taken care of the entitlement/envy bit. That leaves us with hypocrisy. Well… how would you describe a crazed online mob, attacking one of the most revered actors the world over, who’s won accolades galore for the nation, and degrading him to the level of a no-good rogue, other than “hypocritical”? Still not getting it? Permit us to elaborate in a very simple manner…

Has someone ever died at your workplace? Probably yes, probably not. In either scenario, would everyone employed at said workplace attend the dead individual’s funeral. Definitely not, only those who were associated with that person would go, and then, too, not all of them, and nobody would hold the ones who opt out responsible for anything. After the funeral, would everyone at that workplace mourn or talk about the deceased individual or reach out to their family members with condolences. Absolutely not, and why should they? It may sound harsh, but it’s the reality of life. If a person’s death has not affected you, then you aren’t obligated in the least to feel sad. Conversely, such pseudo-grief is worse.

Likewise, for Bollywood. The problem is that people with zero knowledge of the industry feel entitled (entitlement is now being mixed with hypocrisy) to pass judgment over every aspect of the industry, and more often than not, those judgments are skewed by hypocrisy and envy (now see how all three vile traits have joined hands). Many of you may not believe so, but Bollywood, too, is a workplace just like any other albeit far more glamorous to the eye and tougher to survive in, and that’s what make it so fulfilling. Hence, just as any workplace, people are not compelled to feel good or bad about their coworkers, especially if they don’t know them well. It’s not one big family, like it’s thought to be, and Amitabh Bachchan is certainly not the head of this family, however much you’d like to imagine so.

Now let’s play devil’s advocate for a moment, and argue that Amitabh Bachchan did know Sushant Singh Rajput. So what? He still has a right to not speak about his death nor feel sorrowful, too. His choice, again, however harsh it may seem. Does everybody in a workplace who has been associated with a deceased coworker, feel bad about said coworker’s death. Heck, even people living in a society don’t always attend a funeral or express grief over someone’s death whom they knew, and we’re certain most of people living in societies have witnessed a cadaver leaving in an ambulance, funeral bed or coffin some time or another.

Just check out some of these tweets to get a gist of how entitled, envious, hypocritical, and downright disrespectful we are (or have become):

Well…keep trolling all you want. Amitabh Bachchan, was, is and will perpetually remain the #Mahanayak of India, and there’s not a damn thing your piddly-fart tweets can do to change that.

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