Acclaimed television and Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput committed suicide on Sunday by hanging from the ceiling fan at his Bandra apartment. The actor's body was found by his maid and friends, who informed the police. He was said to be in depression for the past six months. Sushant, 34, shook the industry from the core by taking a drastic step. Sent into mourning, B-Town celebrities poured out condolences on social media. Recalling the times when he met Sushant, filmmaker Mukesh Bhatt opened up about the actor's untimely death by suicide. During an interview with a leading publication, Mukesh told that he 'saw it coming'. Mukesh had approached Sushant for Aashiqui 2 and was in talks with him for Sadak 2 as well. The filmmaker recalled that during the meetings, there was 'something amiss'.
"He was a very disturbed boy. He was not there while talking to me, I felt that he was not on the same plain. There was something amiss, something wrong. I saw it coming. In my interactions with him, I knew something was amiss. We were planning to work together in Sadak 2," Mukesh told.
Mukesh, who is the brother of Mahesh Bhatt, during the interview mentioned that he felt Sushant was 'going the Parveen Babi way'. Mukesh worked with the late actress early in his career. She was reportedly suffering from schizophrenia. He added that he was aware of Sushant's depression and knew that he was seeing doctors through friends.
Soon after Mukesh's statement was released, Union minister Babul Supriyo, on his Twitter account, slammed the filmmaker for not helping him out like a fatherly figure. "Anguished to hear MukeshBhatt ji (otherwise a good friend of mine) saying on @TimesNow that he saw it coming for Sushant!He may not hv given him #Sadak2 #Ashique2 for professional reasons, that’s fair enough but it’s a shame that he didn’t act or help him out as a fatherly figure," he tweeted.
Anguished to hear MukeshBhatt ji (otherwise a good friend of mine) saying on @TimesNow that he saw it coming for Sushant!He may not hv given him #Sadak2 #Ashique2 for professional reasons, that's fair enough but it's a shame that he didn't act or help him out as a fatherly figure
— Babul Supriyo (@SuPriyoBabul) June 14, 2020
(Source: Times Now)