Updated: February 16, 2021 8:09:37 am
Actor Sandeep Nahar, who starred in Akshay Kumar’s Kesari and the MS Dhoni biopic, allegedly died by suicide on Monday, hours after he wrote on Facebook about his intention of taking the extreme step. Nahar, a Mumbai resident, was declared brought dead when he was taken to SRV hospital in Goregaon West earlier in the evening. “His body has gone for postmortem,” a doctor from the hospital told indianexpress.com.
In his long FB post, Nahar accused his wife of two years, Kanchan, and mother-in-law of relentlessly harassing and blackmailing him. The actor, who was also seen in ALT Balaji’s Kehne Ko Humsafar Hai, said that he and his wife were in an unhealthy relationship, which was riddled with constant fights and arguments. He, however, said no one should be held responsible for his death.
The actor wrote that he had thought of suicide as a solution before this too, but decided to give things some time in hope of a change in his marital life. “Now, I will have to take this step happily as this life has only shown me hell.”
Nahar also mentioned his disappointment with “politics” in Bollywood, which, he alleged, snatched away opportunities from him at the last moment.
A senior police officer said Nahar’s wife was present in the house when the incident happened. He added, “Upon realising what happened, she rushed him to two hospitals where he was declared brought dead.”
The local police have taken an accidental death report in the matter.
(With inputs from Komal RJ Panchal, and Express News Service)
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