On the basis of various controversies regarding the abnormal death of Sushant Singh Rajput, the administration also had to think twice, to take the matter as suicide.
Sushant was found dead at his apartment in Mumbai’s Bandra on Sunday. He was 34 years old. The actor had been battling depression for some months. Sushant’s passing has escalated discussion and debate around how the film industry really works.
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh announced on Wednesday that the Mumbai Police would investigate the issue thoroughly. Thus the Mumbai Police on Thursday wrote to the leading production house, Yash Raj Films (YRF), asking for a copy of a contract they had signed with Sushant.
A senior Mumbai Police officer said that investigators sought to learn the nature of the contract with YRF and how many films Rajput was to make with them. The 34-year-old had worked in two YRF productions.
On Thursday, the police recorded statements of Rajput’s PR manager Radhika Nihalani and former business manager, Shruti Modi. The officer added that Modi had worked with Rajput between July 2019 and February this year, overseeing his work in his final film, Chhichhore, which released last year. On Thursday afternoon, the police also summoned actress Rhea Chakraborty who was known to be close to Rajput.