Mumbai Police have recorded statements of 40 people so far in connection with the alleged suicide of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
Police have issued summons to several actors in this connection, including Kangana Ranaut.
On Sunday, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said Bandra police summoned filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and the manager of filmmaker Karan Johar to record their statements in this connection. Deshmukh said if needed, Johar too will be called in.
Police have earlier recorded statements of top executives of Yash Raj Films, including Aditya Chopra. Sushant had signed a three-film contract with Yash Raj Films (YRF), but parted ways with YRF in 2015 and did not complete the third film in the contract.
Police have also recorded the statements of Sushant’s domestic help and his friends. Journalists writing on films, too, have been questioned.
June 14: Sushant Singh Rajput found dead
June 20: Statements of 14 individuals, including his family members, recorded
June 27: Two former employees of Yash Raj Films questioned about the actor’s contract with YRF
July 8: Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s statement recorded
July 9: Shekhar Kapur e-mails his statement to police
July 18: YRF chairman Aditya Chopra’s statement recorded
July 22: Movie critic Rajeev Masand called in for questioning
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