Sushant Death Case Updates | 'Actor changed SIM cards 50 times a month,' says Shekhar Suman; police to quiz Shekhar Kapur
New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death has raised several eyebrows. While the post-mortem report has confirmed suicide by hanging, several celebs and politicians have claimed foul play, demanding for a CBI probe into the case.
Meanwhile, the Mumbai Police said they are investigating all possible angles, including professional rivalry, to find out what led the actor take the extreme step of ending his life. Around 30 people connected to Sushant have been interrogated so far by the police.
Meanwhile, the outcry against nepotism prevalent in the country’s showbiz industry continues to gain pace. Several star kids, directors and actors like Alia Bhatt, Karan Johar and Salman Khan are at the receiving end for promoting nepotism, leaving the talented youth struggling.
Here are the latest updates on Sushant Singh Rajput death case:
Shekhar Suman highlights ‘missing links’, pitches for CBI probe
Actor Shekhar Suman on Tuesday claimed that there was "more than what meets the eye" in the suicide of rising Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput, and made a strong pitch for a CBI inquiry into the case.
Addressing a press conference at RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav’s residence, Suman said he was sure that this was “not an open and shut case of suicide”.
He claimed to have closely followed the investigation trail and pointed towards "missing links" like absence of a suicide note and facts like misplacement of a duplicate key to the house, and change of SIM card by the actor "50 times in a month".
Asked about allegations levelled by many Bollywood insiders that the Patna-born actor was at the receiving end of "nepotism" in the film industry, Suman -- who hails from the Bihar capital -- replied in the affirmative.
Actor’s family says Shekhar Suman, friend Sandeep using death for political mileage
Sushant’s family expressed displeasure over the over the banner which was used at Shekhar Suman’s press conference at Tejashwi Yadav’s residence, according to a Zee News report.
The report quoted the late actor’s family saying that they were capable of demanding the probe into the death and did not need any kind of “politics or political intervention”.
The family is also the actor's friend Sandip Ssingh, who shared the dais with Suman and Yadav during the press conference.
Actress Sanjana Sanghi grilled for 7 hours, Shekhar Kapur to be quizzed
Mumbai Police on Tuesday recorded the statement of Sanjana Sanghi, Sushant's co-star in "Dil Bechara", the actor's last film which is slated for a digital release on July 24. Sanjana was interrogated at Bandra police station for around seven hours.
The police will also record the statement of filmmaker Shekhar Kapur in a bid to get for a clearer picture regarding the late Sushant Singh Rajput's life as an actor in the film industry.
The filmmaker has become significant for the police because he was to direct the ambitious "Paani" starring Sushant at one point for Yash Raj Films (YRF), and also because he tweeted a strong-worded opinion after the actor's death, hinting that others in the film industry might have had to blame for the demise and not Sushant himself.
"I knew the pain you were going through. I knew the story of the people that let you down so bad that you would weep on my shoulder. I wish I was around the last 6 months. I wish you had reached out to me. What happened to you was their Karma. Not yours," Kapur had tweeted.
Posted By: Abhinav Gupta