Sunday Jun 14, 2020
Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajpur, who starred in a string of Bollywood box-office hits, was found dead in his Bandra residence in Mumbai on Sunday, according to Indian media.
In what is being reported as a suicide, the 34-year-old actor was found hanging in his house. His representative has confirmed his death.
His death comes surprisingly a week after his former manager Disha Salian reportedly committed suicide. Sushant had reacted to the death on social media by expressing shock and grief.
"Shaken. Just sunk hearing this really.. Don’t know how to believe you are gone..My thoughts and prayers with your family, whose grief I cannot even begin to fathom.. May you rest in peace Disha. Lots of love," he had written on Instagram about Disha.
Rajput's latest film to hit the theatres was 'Chhichhore', which hit the which was released in 2019 in which he starred beside Shraddha Kapoor. The film went on to emerge as a massive blockbuster at the box office.
He was rumoured to be in a relationship with actress Rhea Chakravorty as several pictures of the two were snapped by paparazzi in various places around the country. The actor enjoyed a successful stint with TV before he made a successful transition to films.
Rajput's debut 'Kai Po Che!' was a moderate success in 2012 but he went on to deliver massive hits like 'PK' and 'Kedarnath'. However, the movie he remains most famous for is 'MS Dhoni: The Untold Story', in which he essayed the role of former Indian cricket batsman MS Dhoni.
News of Rajput's apparent suicide left the big names in the Indian film fraternity in shock and grief. Here are how some of the big names in B-town, such as Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar, reacted to the news.
His death comes a few months after two Bollywood superstars Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor passed away. Irrfan, 53, passed away in April after battling neuroendocrine tumour. He had been undergoing treatment in Britain since 2018.
He returned to India after recovering and wrapped filming for Angrezi Medium. The actor shot the movie immediately after his round of cancer treatment ended and had kept up a relatively low profile since his diagnosis was announced.
Actor Rishi Kapoor who had moved to New York after he was diagnosed with cancer, passed away a few days after Khan.
He had earlier been hospitalised twice this year in February, first in Delhi over an infection and then Mumbai with viral fever.