I had always been a fan of cricket, MS Dhoni, and Sushant Singh Rajput. I found all of them together in MS Dhoni’s Biopic – which continues to be one of my favorite movies since 2016.
A year ago when I felt lost in life, I remember watching the movie – MS Dhoni – The Untold Story almost every week. By the end of the movie, I used to find the much-needed hope and motivation to work hard and believe in myself. Today, I am on the way of achieving my dreams, making mistakes, falling, getting back up and trying again.
In the middle of all this, I come to know that Sushant Singh Rajput gave up on his life. I feel numb and this feels like a personal loss. I wish he could have hung on to hope rather than hanging his own self. I wish he had also watched his own movie once again before taking this extreme step.
His passing away raises bigger questions – what kind of a world are we creating for ourselves – the one that is full of competition but lacks empathy, the one where we stay up all night to hustle towards our dreams yet have no time to listen to a friend who might be messed up emotionally!
This is a wake-up call for all of us – to be kind, non-judgmental, and empathic towards everyone around us. All the technological advancements and professional achievements mean nothing if we forget how to be a good human.
Today we failed Sushant. He left no stone unturned to motivate us through his art and his work. But when he needed someone to stand by him and pull him out of the pit he had fallen into – maybe he found no one.
The latest post by Karan Johar says, “I blame myself for not being in touch with you for the past year. I have felt at times like you may have needed people to share your life with but somehow I never followed up on that feeling, will never make that mistake again.”
The whole nation is still in denial and disbelief. May his soul rest in peace and may God give much-needed strength to his family, fans, and loved ones.
PS: The whole point of writing this article is to spread awareness about mental health. To anyone, who is struggling, please talk your heart out to someone you trust. If you find no one, feel free to connect with the co-founders of this magazine or with me.
To others, please reach out to at least ten friends today, call them and ensure they are doing well. Be there for them, if needed. We never know what someone might be going through. Doing this is even more important considering the financial and emotional impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on our lives.