Mumbai | Jagran News Desk: Film Critic and TV host Rajeev Masand got summoned by Mumbai Police on Tuesday in connection to Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case. The development comes days after actress Kangana Ranaut in an interview raised doubts on the ‘Blind stories’ indirectly implicating Sushant Singh Rajput as an actor-with-tantrums with ‘skirt-chaser’ tendencies, which were allegedly written by Masand himself. 

“Why is Mumbai Police not summoning — Aditya Chopra, Mahesh Bhatt, Karan Johar, Rajeev Masand? These 4 people. Why, because they are powerful?,” Kangana had said.

The renowned film critic has been at the receiving end of backlash, as after Sushant’s death, many of Masand’s blind items went viral on social media.

Initial reports have suggested that on Tuesday Masand was questioned by Mumbai Police about the ‘negative ratings’ he gave to many of Sushant’s films.

Mumbai Police so far has recorded the statements of various renowned personalities of Mumbai’s entertainment world, notably, filmmakers Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Shekhar Kapoor, casting director Shanoo Sharma, and Mukesh Chhabra, Sanjana Sanghi, and Rhea Chakraborty among others.

Mumbai Police also recorded the statement of Aditya Chopra of Yash Raj Films on Saturday in connection to Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case. With this, over 35 statements have so-far been recorded by Mumbai Police in this case.

Demand for CBI Probe picks up the pace

Suspecting the foul play in Sushant’s death, various Bihar-based politicians including former Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav have demanded CBI probe in SSR’s death case. Rhea Chakraborty, with whom Sushant was reportedly in a relationship, also took to social media recently, and urged Home Minister Amit Shah to initiate a CBI probe in the case.

As of present, Mumbai Police continues to rule out any foul play in Sushant’s death, and death cause continues to remain ‘asphyxia due to hanging.’

Sushant Singh Rajput reportedly died by suicide on June 14 at his house in Mumbai’s Bandra. The Patna-based actor will be last seen in casting director Mukesh Chhabra’s directorial debut in ‘Dil Bechara’ based on American author John Green’s novel ‘The Fault In Our Stars’. ‘Dil Bechara’ will release on Disney-Hotstar on July 24th.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma