Actor-model Rhea Chakraborty, in a recent interview with India Today, spoke about her much-talked-about Europe trip with late Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput. Sushant died by suicide on June 14 in Mumbai. The actor’s father Mr KK Singh has filed a complaint against Rhea and her family members for abetment of suicide.
In the India Today interview, Rhea said that things were fine until they were sitting in a flight. Rhea stated that before the flight took off, Sushant took a pill called Modafinil, without any prescription, and confessed that he was feeling claustrophobic.
Rhea Chakraborty continued, “When we reached Paris, he didn’t leave his room for three days. Before the trip he was very happy. He told me that he was very excited for the trip as he would show me his true side during this trip. He will walk on the streets and have fun with me which he couldn’t do in India. We were really happy. I was wondering what happened.”
“In Switzerland, he was fine. When we reached Italy, we stayed at a Gothic hotel, which we didn’t know at the time of booking. In our room there was a dome-like structure, which I didn’t like. I asked him if we should change our hotel, but he insisted on staying there. He told me that there was something there. His health deteriorated and he started having anxiety attacks. Then he told me that in 2013, he had a depressive episode,” she added.
Rhea Chakraborty also told India Today that she was not living off Sushant Singh Rajput’s money, contrary to reports that have been doing the rounds.
While dispelling doubts about the same, Rhea stated, “I had a fashion shoot by the clothing trip Shein in Paris. The company sent me the tickets. Sushant said it was a good chance for us to spend time together. He cancelled my tickets and booked first class tickets for us. He loved to live king size. I realised that he was spending enormous amount of money during the trip but that was how he was. Even before this trip, he went to Thailand with seven of his male friends. He booked a private jet for that trip and spent Rs 70 lakh. So it was not like he spent the money just on me. He was like that as a person. He loved living like a star. I was not living off Sushant Singh Rajput’s money. We were living like a couple.”
The actor also said she was not on the list for his funeral as “his family members don’t like me.”
Rhea Chakraborty said she wanted to attend the funeral but dropped the idea at the suggestion of her friends as the family did not want her there. The actor said her friends told her that “you will be ridiculed, you will be thrown out. You are already not in a sound mental state. Don’t come here.”
Chakraborty said two of her friends told her to see his body to get closure. She said she saw Rajput’s body for three-four seconds “said sorry and touched his feet.”
“Yes, I said ”Sorry babu”. When you see a dead person, what else will you say? I said sorry as he was no more. When you love someone and they die, you say sorry. Sorry that you aren’t here. Sorry that a joke has been made out of your death,” she said.
Asked about allegations that she was controlling Sushant Singh Rajput’s lifestyle and staff, Chakraborty rubbished them as “baseless” and most of the staff were either hired by Rajput and his sister Priyanka.
Rhea Chakraborty said her “media trial” was a “witch hunt”.
“Loving someone has become the most wanted crime,” she said, adding that she now just wanted to take a “deep breath” and have a normal day with her family where someone is not facing an anxiety attack.
“This is a conspiracy to break me, my family. Kangana Ranaut ji said ‘it was a systematic breakdown of a fragile mind’, then what is it?”
Chakraborty also claimed that Sushant Singh Rajput did not share a good relationship with his father K K Singh.
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Referring to her July 16 post on Instagram where she had tagged Home Minister Amit Shah, requesting for a CBI inquiry, Chakraborty said she had cooperated with the Mumbai Police and was doing the same with the Enforcement Directorate and CBI.
“Am I not allowed to prove my innocence?” Chakraborty asked, adding that all kinds of stories were being made about her.
(With inputs from India Today and PTI)
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