Bandra police, who are investigating Sushant Singh Rajput’s death has found that for the past few months, the actor was under depression and felt that some people were trying to malign his image and damage his career and reputation.
Police till date have recorded statements of 27 people, which includes his close friends, family and those associated with him in professional capacity.
Police sources say that statements of some of his close friends have revealed that Sushant in the past few months was stressed and felt that someone on purpose was trying to malign his image. He would share that some people were targeting him to destroy his career.
On Saturday, statement of Yash Raj Films’s (YRF) casting director Shanoo Sharma was recorded.
Shanoo Sharma dealt with casting of films being offered to actors who had signed contracts with YRF and Sushant was one of the actors with whom she dealt regarding films being produced by YRF. Police sources said that Paani, was one of the films that Sushant had signed. It was being directed by Shekhar Kapur. The film did not take off due to some dispute related to creative content, police sources said.
The reports published regarding him in newspapers and websites would disturb him and he felt that every report and story criticising him was against him. These things had a very serious effect on his mental status.
Actress and close friend Rhea Chakraborty’s brother, Showik, also recorded his statement with the police. Rhea and Showik were directors in three start up companies with Sushant Singh Rajput.
Bandra police has also summoned actress Sanjana Sanghi, who acted with Sushant in his last film Dil Bechara, directed by his old friend, Mukesh Chhabra. The movie will release on Disney+Hotstar on 24 July. Sanjana accused Sushant and Mukesh of harassment in the past. Police officials said that Sanjana has been summoned on Monday at the Bandra police station for questioning.
Media should stop celebrating a ‘festival’ of Sushant’s demise: Raut
Speaking on Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that he was ‘not murdered’ but he committed suicide due to fear of failure. In Shiv Sena’s editorial Saamana, Raut also said that it would be wrong to say that the film industry is dominated only by few people because if this was true than everyday one or two actors will be seen committing suicide. He added every industry be it cricket or politics nepotism is everywhere one has to stand strong to survive and flourish.
Raut also lashed media for its continuous coverage on Sushant’s death and accused it saying are they celebrating a ‘festival’ of his demise. He further said that why the similar coverage is not done when a farmer’s suicide or a soldier dies. He also gave the reference of Rajesh Shinde’s case and said why is no media paying attention to Rajesh Shinde’s because he is ‘poor’ and his police file has been shut.
Sena MP said that the ‘Sushant effects’ must stop now and opined that suicide will soon become a trend if this continues.
He claimed, “Sushant was is isolation for few days. He was mentally not stable. ‘Due to failure,’ he committed suicide at his Bandra residence. This has exposed the mafia system and nepotism of Bollywood.”
Raut said Sushant used to live a lavish life, he had a fancy home, cars which indicated that he was financially stable and therefore it is ‘confirmed’ that he was not murdered.