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Sushant Singh Rajput case: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt to record his statement

Besides Mahesh Bhatt, filmmaker Karan Johar's manager has been called to record the statement.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: July 26, 2020 5:37:19 pm
sushant singh rajput suicide Police has recorded 37 people’s statement in Sushant Singh Rajput’s case. (Photo: Mahesh Bhatt/Instagram, Sushant Singh Rajput/Instagram)

Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt will record his statement with the Mumbai Police in the next couple of days in connection with actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide case, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said on Sunday.

Besides Bhatt, producer-director Karan Johar’s manager has been called to record the statement and if needed, Johar himself will be asked to do so, the minister said.

“Mahesh Bhatt will record his statement in a day or two,” Deshmukh told reporters.

The police are investigating allegations that professional rivalry, besides clinical depression, drove the actor to suicide. “Summons have also been sent to actor Kangana Ranaut, asking her to record her statement,” the minister said. After Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide at his apartment in Mumbai last month, Ranaut had lashed out at nepotism and cartels in Bollywood, alleging that he was its victim.

According to police, Ranaut is currently in Manali. Deshmukh said that police have so far recorded statements of 37 people in connection with the case. They include director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, filmmaker and Yash Raj Films (YRF) chairman Aditya Chopra and film critic Rajeev Masand.

The Chhichhore actor, 34, was found hanging at his apartment in Mumbai on June 14. 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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