Late actor Inder Kumar’s name has once again sparked a controversy. The actor had died of a heart attack on July 28, 2017.
Almost a year later, two days back, the netizens were shocked to discover a video where a seemingly drunk Inder is talking about his life problems and contemplating suicide.
Anyone would question the credibility of the video given the circumstances and the plethora of fake videos circulating online. In the video, to everyone’s horror, Inder talks about making mistakes in life while he was struggling to become an actor. But the truth is stranger than fiction.
Pallavi Saraf, Inder’s wife, at a press conference today, clarified that the disturbing footage is only a scene from one of his unreleased films. She said, “It is not a real video. It is actually a scene from a film called ‘Phatti Padi Hai Yaar’ for which he had shot a year-and-half ago. It is sad that people are confusing the film scene with his real life.”
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Relatives of Inder are just as worried coming across this video.”Bhabhi gave me this link about the scene, which is actually from his movie. She is depressed. She is already fighting the court case where she is trying to prove Inder bhai innocent of rape charges. She has to look after their five-year-old daughter. On top of this, this video has come out. I don’t want to involve her as she is already going through a lot,” Cinestaan quoted one of Inder’s distant relatives Jatin Dharna as saying.
“Inder bhai had done this film long back. It’s a low budget film. I have already seen the film and I was also on the sets when it was shot. The scene is shot in a realistic way. Hence, it looks like he wants to commit suicide. I called up the director (Prem M Girdhanie) and requested him to announce in a press conference that this is a scene from his film. He has agreed to do it,” Dharna told the publication. As for conspiracy theorists, Saraf has said that the family is not lying about Inder’s death and this is not a publicity stunt.
“We would never do that. His death certificate mentions heart attack so why would we try to release a video which says otherwise? This is purely by accident,” Saraf said. Inder made his Bollywood debut alongside Ayesha Jhulka in Masoom in 1996. He later acted in minor roles in films like Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi, Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye and Wanted. For the uninitiated, Inder was embroiled in a big controversy when he was accused of rape by a budding actress in the year 2014. He claimed that the sexual relationship was consensual but was sent to jail where he spent 45 days. After his bail, he expressed in an interview that the people from the industry maintained a distance from him and that he had no money or new work.