TV actress Vaishali Takkar, who was also a good friend of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, for the first time speaks about his death. The actress says that Sushant was a person who valued life a lot. So, he can definitely not end his own life.
The Sasural Simar Ka actress also feels that his death seems like a murder to her but Rhea Chakraborty is not the only one who is responsible for it. Excerpts from the conversation:
How did you know Sushant Singh Rajput?
The first time I met Sushant Singh Rajput was at a production house's office. I had gone there for one of my TV shows and he had come down for his film. We had like a quick chit chat there and started following each other on Instagram. He was a very warm person. One fine day I saw him requesting Kerala funds on his social media and I also wanted to contribute to that so, I messaged him personally. I told him I would also like to contribute. So he told me that I am looking for the following medicines which are out of stock, so substitutes will also do. So, I somehow managed to arrange that and sent it to him. It made him so happy that he sent me a nice long message praising me. After which we started chatting occasionally. I remember one day he was watching TV and he saw me in it and immediately texted me saying 'Dost aap ek bahut acchi adakara hai'. Later, I also attended a birthday party at his residence in Bandra which was around one and half years back.
When was the last time you spoke to him?
After his film Kedarnath got released, he messaged me asking did you watch the movie? I was like yes. So, he was such a person who was passionate about getting feedback also. He wanted me to give feedback for his film. And after that when I went to Dehradun for the shoot of my film, that time I messaged him that I am here and listening to your Namoh Namoh song. During that conversation he told me if you come across any person who needs help you can get in touch with me and I would like to help. Then after a few months, I got an inquiry of help. It was about a child who was battling cancer so I messaged him that on Whatsapp. He read it and did not reply. I sent him a message again after some days and it stopped delivering him. It was like 9-10 months back. He changed his number and didn't share his number with any of his friends. I tried to find his new number but everyone in common I knew responded to me the same thing that he has changed his number.
You feel there is a mystery behind his death?
Sushant was a person who wanted to save others' life and that means he used to value life a lot. How can a person, who used to value life so much, commit suicide and end his own life? It is looking like a murder to me but that guy has done a lot of good karma, so his culprit will not get away so easily and that is the reason so many things are coming out and whole world is fighting for him.
What makes you feel that he was murdered?
So the pictures of his dead body which got viral in like a few minutes of his death reached out to me also but I didn't have the courage to see him. I was so disturbed with his death already that I was crying for 2-3 days and couldn't accept his death. After people started saying that he was murdered look at the marks on his body and all, I also started seeing those pics closely and found something is fishy. Initially, movie mafia was alleged for all this but now Rhea's truth is also coming out.
You feel Rhea is responsible for his death?
I feel it's a teamwork. It's not just one person who has done this. I don't know how long the trail is but definitely there are more people involved. I also think that the real culprits are hiding behind Rhea. She is definitely responsible for pushing him at the edge, that people are easily believing that he committed suicide.
Sushant's sudden death has also shaken dreams of all the TV actors who were inspired by him to go Bollywood. Did that affect you also?
He is still an inspiration for me and my dreams are not crushed. I remember in that party which I attended at his place, he was boasting to me about how I helped him in arranging medicines. The topic of being a film and TV actor also came out and he said that you can make your way to the big screen, which I am doing already. I am not blaming someone but what happened to him is the worst.
Image source:-Instagram/Vaishali Thakkar