Bollywood lost yet another actor as Sushant Singh Rajput committed suicide at his residence in Mumbai. While the industry is still reeling with the passing away of Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor, Bollywood has to now deal with yet another loss. Sushant was 34 years old and was much loved for his performances on the small screen as well as in movies. According to ANI, Sushant Singh Rajput committed suicide at his Bandra residence by hanging himself on Sunday, Additional Commissioner of Police Dr Manoj Sharma confirmed. “Sushant Singh Rajput has committed suicide, Mumbai Police is investigating. Police has not found any note yet,” said DCP Pranay Ashok, spokesperson Mumbai Police. More details are awaited.
In an official statement, Sushant Singh Rajput’s team had shared, “It pains us to share that Sushant Singh Rajput is no longer with us. We request his fans to keep him in their thoughts and celebrate his life, and his work like they have done so far. We request media to help us maintain privacy at this moment of grief.”
PM Narendra Modi also mourned the loss of the actor.
Sushant Singh Rajput…a bright young actor gone too soon. He excelled on TV and in films. His rise in the world of… https://t.co/1SGDaJ0TjW
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1592130740000
His last release was ‘Chhichhore’, which hit the screens in 2019. He romanced Shraddha Kapoor in the film, which emerged as a massive blockbuster at the box office. The actor was rumoured to be in a relationship with Rhea Chakravorty and the couple was often snapped by the paparazzi around the city. Sushant Singh Rajput earned massive fame with a TV show and made a successful transition to films. He marked his debut in Bollywood with ‘Kai Po Che!’ in 2012 and went on to deliver massive hits like ‘PK’ and ‘Kedarnath’. His biggest hit till date remains ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’, wherein he essayed the role of India’s much loved cricketer Dhoni. Sushant was much loved for his role in the film, wherein he romanced Disha Patani and Kiara Advani. On the professional front, Sushant was to be seen in Mukesh Chhabra directed ‘Dil Bechara’ with Sanjana Sanghi. The film was an official remake of Hollywood hit ‘The Fault in Our Stars’.
Several Bollywood celebrities expressed grief on social media. A devastated Akshay Kumar had posted, “Honestly this news has left me shocked and speechless…I remember watching #SushantSinghRajput in Chhichhore and telling my friend Sajid, its producer how much I’d enjoyed the film and wish I’d been a part of it. Such a talented actor…may God give strength to his family.” While Richa Chadha had posted, “Hands are shaking… Gutted. Why buddy? Why? Devastated. Too young to go… too young… just call and talk if you feel sad… please ! Please! We’re all here.”