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Sushant Singh Rajput's demise by suicide has paved way for a lot of debates on the nepotism in the industry, how things are unfair for the outsiders and discussions on the seriousness of mental health. Since June 14, 2020, when the news of Sushant not being with us anymore had flashed on our TV screens and social media platforms, all of us are in disbelief as to what made him feel that suicide was his only way out. It's been five days since we have been living with the void he has left us with, no theory or speculation seems valid to justify how can someone so inspiring and full of life die by suicide. It wrenches our heart to put 'late' before Sushant as it hits us hard with the reality that the 34-year-old lad is no more with us. (Also Read: Sushant Singh Rajput's Handwritten Emotional Letter For His Mother, Read 'We Were Both Wrong Mother')
There were reports of television actor-turned-Bollywood superstar, Sushant Singh Rajput dating the Bengali beauty, Rhea Chakraborty in the media since June 2019. Sushant and Rhea had given glimpses of their secret relationship via their social media profiles and we were excited for them to officially announce it. But before that could happen, Sushant left the world where he couldn't find peace, leaving everyone shattered as no one had seen that coming. Rhea was the first one to reach the hospital after Sushant was taken by the police for post-mortem. As per Sushant's cousin, a November 2020 wedding was planned for the actor and the entire family was gearing up for it.
While Sushant Singh Rajput's family, house helps, close friends, managers, ex Ankita Lokhande are expected to be interrogated to know more about the personal life of the late actor, his alleged girlfriend, Rhea Chakraborty was questioned on June 18, 2020, by the Mumbai Police. Rhea was reportedly interrogated for nine hours and a source has informed the media portal Pinkvilla, some information on what was recorded. As per the source, "In the last few months, the person who was the closest to Sushant was Rhea and they were together almost all the time. Police decided to call her first today."
The dating reports of Sushant Singh Rajput and Rhea Chakraborty have been hitting the headlines since June 2019 and reportedly, the alleged couple were staying together at his Mumbai residence during the lockdown. According to the source, Rhea admitted that they had plans of settling down by the end of 2020, "Rhea was asked to show all the text messages exchanged between the two. Her entire phone was scanned, including all their pictures and videos together. Rhea spoke about living in with Sushant and also revealed that they were planning to buy a property as well, as revealed by their broker previously. She admitted that they did plan to get married by the end of 2020."
There have been reports of Sushant Singh Rajput asking his rumoured ladylove, Rhea Chakraborty to leave the house a night before he had taken the drastic step of suicide. The source revealed about the breakup rumours of the couple, "Police raised suspicion about that and also asked her if they had decided to breakup. It seems she informed the police how they had a fight and she left. She showed the text messages exchanged after that between her and Sushant and also told them that they did speak over calls." In fact, a few hours before giving up on his life, Sushant had called his friend, Mahesh Shetty and Rhea but the calls went unanswered. The source added, "Rhea happens to be the last person Sushant dialed before going to sleep. The actor called Mahesh Shetty first who didn't answer and then called Rhea who also didn't pick up the call. He went to sleep, woke up and saw Mahesh had returned the call. He called him back but it didn't get connected." (Also Read: Ankita Lokhande Had Never Left Upset Sushant Singh Rajput's Side Till He Smiled, Vikas Gupta Recalls)
Reports are rife that Sushant Singh Rajput was diagnosed with clinical depression in the past few months and was under medication. And it was Rhea Chakraborty, who was by his side during the tough phase. The source continued, "Police asked her about his behavioural changes that she noticed. She not only spoke about it but apparently showed proof that proved how he was undergoing treatment for clinical depression. Sushant had turned towards meditation and yoga to maintain his well-being. She also told police that there would be days when he would feel extremely low and upset. She also shared that he would refuse to take his medication and she tried to coax him to take them but to no avail."
Clarifying the reports of Sushant Singh Rajput being out of work and the project he had with her for Rumi Jaffrey's next to which the pandemic played a spoilsport, according to the source Rhea Chakraborty informed the police, "In fact there was more than one film being planned with Sushant and Rhea together. Sushant's date diary would have been full till next year with the projects he was almost locked in. She gave police the details about all the projects Sushant was in talks for."
While due to depression, reports are that Sushant Singh Rajput had disconnected himself from the world, Rhea Chakraborty threw some light on his relationship with his family and close friends. The source stated, "She told the police that once she decided to leave knowing Sushant's condition, she also informed his sister and asked her to come and stay with him. But once Sushant decided to end his life on Sunday, the family expressed their reservation about her presence at the funeral." Rhea was accompanied by her father to the police station but he wasn't allowed where she was interrogated, "The police questioned her about everything and her father wasn't allowed to be present while she was being interrogated." (Also Read: Sushant Singh Rajput's Sister, Shweta Pens A Eulogy, Shares A Proud Handwritten Card He Gave To Her)
On the professional front, Sushant Singh Rajput had shot for a film, Dil Bechara, which his fans are demanding to be released on big screens instead of OTT platform.
Bollywood has been a cluster of tangled and unsolved mysteries since time immemorial. Take, for instance, the case of Parveen Babi or Divya Bharti back in the 80s and 90s, who had succumbed to their deaths and their cases were closed and had remained unsolved. Till today, their friends, family and fansRead More