'Wasn't aware of his depression': Sushant Singh Rajput's father reveals he 'often felt low'
New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise on June 14 due to extreme step of suicide which the 34-year-old actor undertook has shocked the conscience of the nation whose creative adrenalines are stimulated by Mumbai’s entertainment world, whose rising star got lost in the oblivion.
The speculations around actor’s mental health has been making rounds in the media, stoking phenomenal debate on depression induced by the unfair business of entertainment world.
However, recently, as Mumbai Police found the medical prescriptions and the anti-depressant medication in Sushant’s Bandra house which the ‘Kai Po Che!’ star was taking for past six months, his father has told Police in a statement that though Sushant often felt low at times, he didn’t know that his son was in-fact battling the depression and was taking the medication for same.
Sushant’s immediate family members – his parents and two of his sisters – however, have told Police that they suspect no foul play in Sushant’s death.
The Mumbai Police officials will now record the statement of Sushant’s manager, Siddharth Pathani, to ascertain whether the angle of ‘professional rivalry’ holds ground or not. This ascertainment effort from Police’s end comes after Maharshtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said that Police will probe the angle of professional rivalry too.
Police is also likely to record the statement of acclaimed-filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, days after Kapur revealed on Twitter that many people had let Sushant down.
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 Iwas around the last 6 months. I wish you had reached out to me. What happened to you was their Karma. Not yours. #SushantSinghRajput— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) June 15, 2020
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.
Lessons of Life : Humilty Vulnerability. Passion. Devotion. Essentials to any form of creativity. Even film making.— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) June 16, 2020
Producers often and unfortunately see these qualities as weaknesses to be taken advantage of.
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 says.
Posted By: Talib Khan