Apurva Asrani is one of the popular filmmakers in India. Notably, he is a National Award, Filmfare Award and Screen Award winning filmmaker who is based in Goa, India.
For the record, he has written the human rights drama Aligarh (2016), the courtroom drama Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors (2020), has co-written and edited the film Shahid (2013), has edited the popular gangster film Satya (1998).
He has edited the web series Made in Heaven (2019). On the other hand, he is also the director of the Tera Mera Pyar (2005) music videos for Sony Music India.
Apurva Asrani reveals how Bollywood mistreated Sushant Singh and Priyanka Chopra
Meanwhile, the popular filmmaker made the headlines after he revealed how Bollywood mistreated Sushant Singh Rajput and Priyanka Chopra.
He recalled how Sushant Singh was slowly isolated from the Bollywood film industry. Apurva Asrani further added that the actor was ‘snubbed at awards’.
Apurva claimed that though Sushant’s last movie Chhichhore earned a staggering Rs 100 crores, it was termed as a flop.
Apurva Asrani told Hindustan Times, “Sushant was snubbed at awards. His last film may have done a whopping 100 crores but it was projected as a flop. He spoke intelligently, but they portrayed his words like he had mental issues. He was harangued right till the end and the worst part is, we could hardly see the truth. It was made to look like he had plum projects, but had an attitude problem”
Meanwhile, the filmmaker Ansari came out in support of Priyanka Chopra after the actress disclosed that she was cornered in Bollywood.
“These egos call other egos and tell them not to work with this person. They then use the media and powerful journalists to run campaigns to discredit this person. Blind articles are written by corrupt scribes who make damaging accusations. False stories are planted about inappropriate behaviour on set. Anyone who is outspoken, who refuses to be disrespected, who doesn’t demean themselves by agreeing to their regressive ideas, they are pushed into a corner,” he said.
“She had given two big hits – Barfi and Agneepath – in just one year, but the front page of a city newspaper carried a headline saying that no hero wanted to work with her. They weren’t giving her due, she wasn’t able to grow as an actor and a star,” he added.