On 14 June 2020, the whole nation felt a wave of shock. The news surfaced of the demise of Sushant Singh Rajput. He was considered one of the talented actors of the new generation. He was found dead hanging from the ceiling fan at his home in Bandra, Mumbai. His death was declared as a suicide. It has been a long ride for Sushant. Growing up in a middle-class family from Bihar to being a Bollywood star.
His brilliance in academics, like he cleared 11 engineering entrance examinations in his entire life and secured the seventh rank in the Delhi College of Engineering Entrance Exam, got admission in B.E. Mechanical Engineering. Also, he was a national Olympiad winner in physics and still dropping out to pursue his career in acting.
So what might be the reason for his demise?
It has been one of the most talked-about topics of 2020 for Indian media and has been quite a mystery. Since the decease of the young actor, there have been many obligations of what might be the reason.
One of which obligation was depression, but it was all hoax after considering the statements of his close ones. Initially, Mumbai police investigated the case but even after two months, the police were far away from finding the truth being his suicide.
In accordance to some theories, B-town ill treated the young actor . As there’s always an ongoing war between outsiders and insiders. Sushant, an outsider and with no godfather, and his success was unacceptable by the Bollywood film industry. Most Bollywood Biggies were taking roles from his hands and giving it to the star kids which fired up the hatred towards the existing nepotism in the industry.
Many Bollywood stars like Karan Johar and the Kapoor family got targeted. They were blamed for their influence’s misuse.
After two months, the whole nation pleaded for justice ‘JUSTICE FOR SUSHANT’ and to transfer the case to CBI. By the time Sushant’s father also had filed a police complaint against Rhea Chakraborty in Bihar state, where he lives. He accused her of abatement of suicide and inappropriate use of Sushant’s money. After which whole nation and Indian media turned their focus towards Rhea Chakraborty ( girlfriend of Sushant). On social media she as being considered as a gold digger who was with Sushant for just his money.
Moreover, several statements were released. Resulting in that Sushant was paying Rhea and her brother’s expenses for a long time. Another controversy came up that a large ama amount of money was transferred to the accounts of Sushant’s girlfriend, actor Rhea Chakraborty.
Some Other Controversies
Political parties have also found a way into the case. Connection of Sushant’s death to his ex-manager Disha Salian death. Hence, created a lot of controversies. BJP leader-Narayan Rane also came on record and alleged that Disha Salian did not die by jumping off the 14th floor of a building, but raped and murdered. Rane had alleged that Disha’s autopsy report reveals she had injury marks on her private parts. Uddhav Thackeray’s son, Aditya Thackeray, also seems to be involved in the matter and that is might be the reason why Mumbai Police would have been instructed to not take the matter to its logical conclusion.
Another celebrity who questioned Mumbai police was Kangana Ranaut. She supported Sushant which was against Shiv Sena which in return BMC brought down her property. It seemed as there’s a higher power who has been controlling the officials to hide the real reason behind the death.
Another obligation–drug use also came up into the mystery. Narcotics Control Bureau found out that Rhea and his brother were also a part of a big drug chain in Bollywood. Also found out that they have been a regular consumer of marijuana. CBI detained more of them because of the evidence found. They also arrested Sushant’s ex housekeeper for the same charges.
However, CBI is still surveying the Sushant’s house where he died, questioning Rhea and other accused, recording witness statements. Also, taking the help of medical and forensic experts in a bid to reconstruct the scene of events surrounding his death. But they still are far behind to bring justice to Sushant’s demise.
Author: Varnika Narota