Sushant Singh Rajput death: Director Aditya Chopra gives statement to police
Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his apartment in Mumbai on June 14. Police said that the actor had died by suicide.
Filmmaker Aditya Chopra on Saturday recorded his statement in connection with the investigation into actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death. The Yash Raj Films head honcho recorded his statement at the Versova police station and was present the station for over four hours.
Following Sushant Singh Rajput’s death at his apartment in Mumbai on June 14, there were allegations from within the Hindi film industry as well as netizens that it was the industry’s toxic work culture and nepotistic nature that drove him to take the drastic step.
Subsequently, the Maharashtra government ordered an investigation into the tragedy and statements of over 34 people have been recorded, so far. This includes family, friends, co-stars and close aides and associates of the late actor.
On Friday, according to NDTV, the Mumbai Police recorded statement of the actor's psychiatrist, Dr Kersi Chavda, to understand the actor's medical history, his recent mental state before his death and details of his medication.
Several members of the film industry, including actors Kangana Ranaut and Shekhar Suman, alleged that Sushant was murdered and requested a CBI inquiry into the matter.
#justiceforSushantforum goes ahead with full force.We are hopefully nearing a #CBIEnquiryForSushant with @Swamy39 stepping in.Let's hope more powerful politicians and more powerful ppl from the film industry join in.Amen.— Shekhar Suman (@shekharsuman7) July 16, 2020
Since successful filmmakers like Karan Johar & Aaditya Chopra hv stopped directing films & managing talent agencies, Industry hs become a ruthless dirty place,they only promote their own & kill other upcoming talents & the ones who oppose their contracts r destroyed systematicaly https://t.co/ubCDQ9ojgz— Team Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) July 1, 2020
Actor Rhea Chakraborty, the late actor’s girlfriend, on Thursday also requested Home Minister Amit Shah to order the CBI to investigate the case. Rhea was subjected to cyber bullying and trolling following the actor's death.
Respected @AmitShah sir ,— Rhea Chakraborty (@Tweet2Rhea) July 16, 2020
I’m sushants Singh Rajputs girlfriend Rhea chakraborty,it is now over a month since his sudden demise
I have complete faith in the government, however in the interest of justice , I request you with folded hands to initiate a CBI enquiry..part 1 ..
Meanwhile, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has ruled out a request for CBI probe in the case. "There was no need to give the case to the CBI. Our police officials are capable and doing the inquiry in right way. We are also examining the angle of business rivalry," Mr Deshmukh said.
Sushant Singh Rajput debuted in the 2013 film "Kai Po Che". His last movie, “Dil Bechara”, will stream on the OTT platform Disney + Hotstar from July 24, irrespective of subscription.
‘Chopra threatened me’
Recently, Kangana has also claimed that Aditya Chopra had allegedly threatened her for rejecting his 2016 film Sultan.
In an interview with Republic TV, Kangana said: "The director came to my house and narrated the script. I had a meeting with Aditya Chopra... just so that I could express my apologies in person and he was fine at the time. But later a news piece came out saying 'Kangana said No to Sultan'. And then he messaged me, 'How dare you? You say No to me'. And then he told me, 'You are finished'."
The film starred Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma.