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Sushant Singh Rajput death: Aditya Chopra records his statement

The police are investigating allegations that professional rivalry, besides clinical depression, drove Sushant Singh Rajput to suicide.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: July 18, 2020 4:35:24 pm
Sushant Singh Rajput, Sushant Singh Rajput suicide investigation, Sushant Singh Rajput death Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide on June 14. (Photo: Sushant Singh Rajput/Facebook)

Filmmaker and Yash Raj Films (YRF) chairman Aditya Chopra on Saturday recorded his statement with the Mumbai Police in connection with actor Sushant Singh Rajput death case, an official said.

Police have sought information about a contract signed between Rajput and YRF from Chopra who visited Versova police station this morning and left after four hours, the official said.

The Chhichore actor, 34, was found at his apartment in Mumbai on June 14. No suicide note was found from the spot by the police.

The police are investigating allegations that professional rivalry, besides clinical depression, drove the actor to suicide.

Police are also trying to understand the reason behind Rajput ending his contract with YRF, the official said. Earlier, the police had recorded statement of YRF’s casting director Shanoo Sharma. The police had recorded statements of 34 persons, including Rajput’s family members and close friends like actors Rhea Chakraborty and Sanjana Sanghi, in connection with the case.

Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Friday dismissed the need for a CBI probe into the death case of Rajput, saying the Mumbai police are capable of handling the
matter.

On Thursday, Rhea Chakraborty demanded a CBI inquiry to understand what “pressures” prompted Rajput to take the extreme step of suicide. Rajput starred in films such as Shuddh Desi Romance, Raabta, Kedarnath and Sonchiriya. But his most prominent role came as cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the biopic, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story.

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