It’s still hard to believe that Bollywood has lost yet another beloved actor. Sushant Singh Rajput committed suicide at his residence in Mumbai. While fans are still unsettled with the passing away news of Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor, we have to deal with yet another loss. As per reports, Sushant was dealing with depression. If rumors are to be believed, it was his house help who called the police.
According to ANI, Sushant Singh Rajput committed suicide at his Bandra residence by hanging himself on Sunday, Additional Commissioner of Police Dr. Manoj Sharma confirmed.
“Sushant Singh Rajput has committed suicide, Mumbai Police is investigating. Police have not found any note yet,” said DCP Pranay Ashok, spokesperson for Mumbai Police. More details are awaited.
Sushant debuted on the small screen with Kis Desh Mein Hai Dil Mera in 2008. The actor earned popularity with his portrayal of Manav in Pavitra Rishta (2009-2011). He made his Bollywood debut in Kai Po Che(2013), then went onto star in rom-com Shuddh Desi Romance (2013), Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015), PK (2014), M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016) and Kedarnath (2018).
His last film was Nitesh Tiwari’s, Chhichhore(2019) which teaches us to live life without stress, but the actor himself ended his life on a tragic note due to depression and that was Bollywood more shocking to all of us.
He shared his last Instagram post on June 3 and was dedicated to his late mother, who passed away in 2002. The post featured a yellowed photo of Sushant and a photo of his mother. The actor wrote: “Blurred past evaporating from teardrops. Unending dreams carving an arc of smile And a fleeting life, negotiating between the two… #माँ”
Some of the lesser-known facts about the actor:
- He was one of the finest students in school days and according to him, he had ranked seventh in the DCE (Delhi College of Engineering) Entrance Exam in 2003 and secured admission in the Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical branch.
- He was also a National Olympiad Winner in Physics. In all, he cleared as many as 11 engineering entrance exams and completed only three years of the four-year course in DCE before dropping out to pursue an acting career.
- While a student at Delhi Technological University, Rajput enrolled in Shiamak Davar’s dance classes, which then led to attending Barry John’s drama classes.
- During the rehearsal for M.S. Dhoni- The Untold Story, Sushant Singh Rajput worked really hard to get that iconic ‘Helicopter shot’ right. He rehearsed that shot around 225 times in a day.