Sushant Singh Rajput’s death: The latest developments
On the second Sunday of June-2020, actor-Sushant Singh Rajput committed suicide at his house in Mumbai's Bandra. The 34-year-old actor was reportedly dealing with depression for at least last six months, with Mumbai Police also managed to recover the anti-depressant medication and prescriptions from Sushant's residence.
Ever since Sushant's death, the lobbied circles of Mumbai's entertainment world are being widely accused of promoting nepotism while going on to sideline and even boycott those with no connections in the Entertainment Industry.
Several stars, including filmmaker Karan Johar, actress Alia Bhatt, Arjun Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, and other have been at the receiving end of a phenomenal degree of backlash from fans all across the nation. Cases have also been filed against filmmaker Ekta Kapoor, Karan Johar, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Salman Khan and others in connection to Sushant's suicide.
Sushant's last theatrical release was Nitesh Tiwari's 'Chhichhore' which was released in 2019, however, fans also await the release of Sushant Singh Rajput-starrer 'Dil Bechara' which will be directly released on Disney-Hotstar by skipping the theatres due to Coronavirus pandemic.
Here are all the latest developments in Sushant Singh Rajput’s Death Case:
Actress Sanjana Sanghi records her statement at Bandra Police Station
Actress Sanjana Sanghi, who awaits the release of her debut film ‘Dil Bechara’ that also-starred Sushant Singh Rajput in lead role, recorded her statement in Sushant Singh Rajput death case at Mumbai’s Bandra Police Station on Tuesday.
27 people, including Sushant's rumoured girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, questioned by police
Before that, Sushant's alleged girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty was questioned by Mumbai Police for nine hours. Sushant’s close friend, and director of his last film ‘Dil Bechara’ Mukesh Chhabra had also recorded his statement on June 17th.
A total of 27 people, including Sushant’s father KK Singh, close friends Sandeep Singh and Nilotpal, and former officials of Yash Raj Films, Aashish Singh and Ashish Sharma have reportedly given their statements in connection to Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case.
Have faith in the system: Mumbai Police
"The police is probing every angle in the case. If something comes forward, the police will definitely inform the media and public. There are many theories being floated on social media about this case but be assured that the Mumbai Police is handling this sensitive case in the most professional manner. Have faith in the system as the police will uncover the truth," Mumbai Police DCP Abhishek Trimukhe told the media on Monday.
Police acquire YRF contract copies signed by Sushant
Bandra Police has also acquired the copies of contract signed between Yash Raj Films and Sushant Singh Rajput. His last Yash Raj production 'Paani' had, however, got shelved. According to various media reports, the 34-year-old actor had signed Shekhar Kapur's 'Paani', and was intensely preparing for that 'career defining' role for many months.
The film reportedly went to the cold box due to various financial crunches, Intra-Bollywood rivalries, and advantageous Producer-stimulus which took a heavy toll over Sushant’s mental health.
'It has exposed mafia system and nepotism of Bollywood’: Shivsena MP Sanjay Raut
Shivsena MP Sanjay Raut wrote in party mouthpiece 'Saamna', in which while alleging the media for celebrating Sushant's death as a 'festival', he said that the actor was being considered for George Fernandes's biopic but was dropped owing to his mental state of being.
He wrote: "We had shortlisted 2-3 actors for it. Sushant was one of them. But I was informed that despite being a talented actor he is not mentally stable right now."
Raut further claimed, "Due to failure, he committed suicide at his Bandra residence. This has exposed the mafia system and nepotism of Bollywood." Earlier, Raut had poetically condoled Sushant's loss.
Seek CBI Probe in Unison: BJP MP Roopa Ganguly
While responding to Sanjay Raut's editorial in 'Saamna', former actor and now a BJP MP, Roopa Ganguly urged the people to not divide themselves into groups and asked everyone to seek a CBI probe in unison, for the sake of 'respect of the industry.'
"I want people to raise voice in unison, and call out the lapses in the investigation," Roopa Ganguly was quoted as saying by RepublicWorld.
Shekhar Suman forms 'Justice for Sushant Forum'
Former talk-show host and actor Shekhar Suman formed a group called 'Justice for Sushant Forum' in which the actor continues to seek transparent investigation into Sushant's death while attempts to preserve the actor's formidable memory. Shekhar went to Patna to meet the deceased actor's family and urge Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to press upon a CBI inquiry into his death.
Internet Searches on 'Nepotism in Bollywood' increase by 1993 per cent: Report
News agency IANS, while quoting a SemRush study, reported that post the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, people made online searches with 'Nepotism in Bollywood' key phrase, about 2,000 times more than the normal traction the phrase gets.
Sushant's family starts a website in his name
Meanwhile, Sushant’s family has started a website in actor's name to share his exclusive set of dreams and ideas. 'I am noun in your life, verb in mine,' the website selfmusing.com’s homepage, dedicated to Sushant displays. Sushant is survived by his father and four sisters.
Posted By: Shashikant Sharma