Sushant Singh Rajput’s death has stirred up a storm within the Bollywood industry. The 34-year-old actor died by suicide on June 14, 2020, at his Bandra house in Mumbai. He was suffering from depression from the last six months, and reports of professional rivalry have also come to the surface in connection to his suicide case.
While Sushant’s post mortem reports suggest asphyxia due to hanging as the reason for death, the Mumbai Police is probing various angles and investigating the case intensely. The Bandra police has recorded more than 30 statements of the late actor’s family, friends, industry colleagues and others connected to him.
On Friday, July 10, Bollywood’s top talent manager, Reshma Shetty was questioned for over four to five hours by the Mumbai Police. As per a India Today report, the details of her statement are yet to be known.
Reshma Shetty, the head honcho of Bollywood's leading talent management company Matrix has worked with several Bollywood A listers including Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, and Alia Bhatt among others.
Recently, director Shekhar Kapur, who shared a close bond with Sushant recorded his statement and sent it to the Police via email. Speaking about the same a senior IPS officer told Mid-day, "We have summoned Kapur to come and record his statement based on the tweet he shared a day after the actor’s suicide. He had sent some details via email which we are considering but we need more clarity on it. His detailed statement will be recorded soon once he comes back to the city."
Shekhar had cast Sushant in his film 'Paani' under Yashraj Films, however, the film never saw the light of the day and got shelved.
Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali recorded his statements on July 6 at the Bandra Police station. Contrary to the reports doing rounds on the Internet, SLB told the Police that he was planning to cast Sushant in four films, but due to unavailability of dates, the films passed on to other actors.
Others who have been summoned by the Mumbai Police and recorded their statements so far include Dil Bechara director Mukesh Chabbra, Rhea Chakraborty, Sanjana Sanghi, Sushant's family, good friend Sandip Ssingh, actor's house staff, his chartered accountant, YRF’s Shanoo Sharma, among others.