Bollywood actor Ranvir Shorey had an AMA session on Twitter recently in which the actor was asked a variety of questions. One of the questions was on how he bounced back after fallout with the Bhatts. A fan asked, “You expressed how an influential family of Bollywood (of course Bhatts), painted your bad image in public through press. How you overcame that? Any tips for misunderstood people. You seem the best person to ask as you stood the test of time & didn’t quit.” His reply was, “Lies travels fast. Truth lasts longest.”
He also spoke about how Pooja Bhatt married his best friend after their break-up. “This guy in the photos used to be my best friend right up until after the incident, and then turned around and married her. All kinds of relationships are manipulated and psychological warfare used,” he wrote, referring to Manish Makhija.
In an interview to Hindustan Times, he revealed, “I went through a similar experience where I was professionally and socially isolated, equally pressured from all ends. Every chance and every platform they would get, they would be lying about me, saying I am an alcoholic and abuser. You feel so helpless and powerless because these people are so powerful that the press will just listen to them and not even bother calling you for your side of the story. You just feel so helpless and frustrated because you can’t do anything about it. It got really toxic for me at the time and I had to leave the country for a while.”
In an interview with Bollywoodlife, he spoke about the Sushant Singh Rajput case. “As far as being vocal about what is going on right now in terms of the debate that’s going around in the film industry, I definitely feel everybody should be vocal, not just one person. Everybody should speak their own truths, I have my own truths, my own experiences to share. I think with Sushant’s death, a lot of the dark underbelly of this business is coming out into the light, and it should, you know. Because in any system, when there’s extreme amount of injustice and inequality, people need to speak out. you can’t validate what’s going on.”