The news of the suicide of the Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput came as a shocker to the Bollywood fraternity as well as to his family, friends and fans all around the country. The actor, 34, was found hanging inside his Bandra apartment on 14th June 2020. Since then, many speculations about his death have been doing rounds. Why did he do this? Was he depressed? Was he being bullied by the industry?
Some unknown facts about Sushant’s death!
The young star wasdwas by his domestic help in the afternoon, who called the police. The cops didn’t find any suicide note, which airs the mystery about his death even more. The postmortem report states that the cause of death was asphyxia due to hanging. Some medical prescriptions were recovered from Sushant’s home by the police which was meant for clinical depression and they also came across 5 of his personal diaries. Since the news of his suicide came into light, people from all walks of life have been sending condolences to the family and pouring their heart out on social media.
Several actors and directors close to Sushant have called out the high and mighty of the Bollywood industry. This, in turn, sparked a debate on prevailing nepotism in the industry. A case has been filed against Karan Johar, Ekta Kapoor, Salman Khan and 5 other people in Bihar Court in connection to the suicide. Many strong opinions have been voiced by another Bollywood actor, Kangana Ranaut, who is an outsider in the industry, just like Sushant.
Rumours of his November wedding had also been doing rounds and it was also reported that his family in Patna was gearing up for the wedding.
It has also come to light that Sushant’s house-help claimed that the actor was quite disturbed for the last 10 days. He was not keeping well for the 3 days before his death and that he was clearing all his debts and dues. Rajput was keeping to himself lately and was not talking much with anyone. His Uncle even suspected foul pay and urged the police to investigate the matter even further. The police have been questioning people close to him since then, from his domestic help to close friends to the business manager and PR representative. It was also reported that his rumoured girlfriend, Rhea Chakraborty, and his best friend, Rohini Iyer, were questioned for over 9 hours by the Mumbai Police.
During the investigation, police found out that Sushant called his sister, Nitu Singh on the morning of the incident. The previous night, Sushant dialled two people. Firstly, he called Mahesh Shetty, one of his close friends but the call went unanswered. After Mahesh, he called Rhea who also didn’t pick up the call. According to the call logs, Mahesh had returned the call after Sushant went to sleep. Police have also demanded the actor’s contract with Yash Raj Films in order to further investigate his suicide. Moreover, the police are planning to summon many big names in the industry to look into the matter in even more depth.
Funeral of Sushant Singh Rajput took place on June 15 at Pawan Hans Crematorium at Vile Parle. Some Bollywood celebrities like Vivek Oberoi, Rajkummar Rao, Varun Sharma, Shraddha Kapoor and Kriti Sanon were spotted at the funeral. His ashes were submerged in Ganga River by his family members on 18 June. It was also reported that Sushant’s sister-in-law could not handle the trauma of his death and passed away while he was being cremated.
More About Sushant Singh Rajput
Sushant Singh Rajput was an enthusiastic boy who hailed from Patna, Bihar. He was one of the finest students and achieved a single digit rank in the most prestigious engineering exam of the country and was pursuing Mechanical Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering ( now Delhi Technological University). He even participated in the 2006 Commonwealth Games as a background dancer with Shiamak Davar’s Institute. He started his acting career from television and his debut show was ‘Kis Desh Mein Hai Mera Dil’. He became a household name with the lead role of Manav on the daily soap Pavitra Rishta. He quit his college in the final year to attend drama and theatre classes.
Sushant Singh Rajput got his break in Bollywood with Abhishek Kapoor’s Kai Po Che. He then did several films but his performance in MS Dhoni: The Untold Story was most memorable and is remembered till date. Later he was a part of films like Kedarnath, Sonchiriya and Drive. The actor was last seen in Chhichore which was praised by the audience and critics altogether. The irony here is that Chhichore dealt with suicide issues and the actor preached that suicide is not an option in the movie.
His yet to be released Dil Bechara is the movie where he will be seen on the big screen for one last time. Sushant was a man of varied interests. He had a great interest in Quantum Physics, astronomy, outer space. He also owned a high-end telescope which he used to observe several terrestrial bodies. He is also known to have bought a patch of land on the Moon. It has also been reported that a biographical movie of Sushant is also in talks.