Sushant Singh Rajput left for his heavenly abode on June 14, 2020, by ending his life at his Bandra Apartment in Mumbai. As per reports the actor was under clinical depression for the last 6 months and was undergoing treatment for the same. His sudden death left the entire film industry shocked and his fans are still in disbelief. Though the actor did not leave any suicide note pointing out the reason for him to take such an extreme step, his well-wishers are now trying to understand what the actor must be going through in the last one year.
Abhishek Kapoor who gave him a break with Kai Po Che worked with the actor again in 2018 released Kedarnath that starred Sara Ali Khan too. Kapoor in an interview with Enquiry on Youtube spoke about Singh fondly revealing what Sushant's nature was like. He said, "It’s a systematic dismantling of a fragile mind. Sushant was brilliant, he was an engineer, he was into astrophysics and quantum physics. But because we couldn’t box him into stereotypes we called him ‘off’. He was off, just off your radar. There’s this thing that if you’re not like us then you can’t be with us. There are so many camps that if you’re not part of a camp, even if you’re in the middle of a room, you will be ignored. It is true, especially for actors. I, as a filmmaker, can isolate myself. I can warn a young actor but he cannot see it at the time because the lights are so bright. You lose yourself."
Abhishek also spoke about how the spotlight on Sara, a Starkid, bothered him more as Kedarnath was not only about Sara but also Sushant. He adds, "I had not spoken to him for about a year and a half. There were times, you talk and then you’d go away to do a film. He must have changed his number 50 times and I remember when Kedarnath was coming out, the media had just slammed it. I don’t know what happened, he could see that he was not getting the kind of love because everything was centred around Sara at that time. He was just kind of lost. When the film released and it did really well, I sent him a message saying, 'Bro I have been trying to reach you, I’m not sure if you are upset, or just busy, but call me so we can chat. We made a super film together, again. If we are not going to celebrate it then what the hell are we going to celebrate in life? So please call me, I love you' to which he didn't respond. He didn’t respond to me on his birthday. I said to myself just let it be. I could see he was not in a good place but you cannot cross a line."
The Mumbai police are investigating and interrogating those who have been close to Sushant trying to understand the reason behind his suicide. Till now police have interrogated his family, his friend Mukesh Chhabra, his rumoured GF Rhea Chakraborty.
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