Indian actor Sushant Singh Rajput passes away in apparent suicideRajput, 34, is best known for his roles in films like MS Dhoni, Kai Po Che, Kedarnath and PK.
Bollywood suffers another massive loss as reports have surfaced that actor Sushant Singh Rajput has committed suicide in his Bandra home in Mumbai. The body of the 34-year-old actor was found hanging at his residence on Sunday, according to Mumbai police.
A shocked and bereaved film industry posted tributes on Twitter just as news of Rajput’s death was published. "Honestly this news has left me shocked and speechless...I remember watching #SushantSinghRajput in Chhichhore and telling my friend Sajid, its producer how much I'd enjoyed the film and wish [ed] I'd been a part of it. Such a talented actor...may God give strength to his family," Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar wrote.
Likewise, actor Anushka Sharma, who shared screen space with Rapjut in the 2014 hit PK, tweeted: “Sushant, you were too young and brilliant to have gone so soon. I'm so sad and upset knowing that we lived in an environment that could not help you through any troubles you may have had. May your soul rest in peace.”
His death comes just days after his former manager, Disha Salian, reportedly committed suicide. In his last post on Instagram, Rajput spoke of ‘fleeting life’, dedicating a poem to his late mother.
He had reportedly been suffering from depression for several months.
Rajput’s career in the entertainment world started with the TV show Kis Desh Mein Hai Mera Dil but he became a household name with Zee TV’s show Pavitra Rishta. He then debuted in the Hindi film industry with the critically acclaimed ‘Kai Po Che!’ based on Chetan Bhagat's bestselling book The Three Mistakes of My Life.
He later starred in hit films such as ‘PK’, ‘Kedarnath’ and ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Journey’. The popular actor’s latest film to hit the screens was ‘Chhichhore’, which went on to become a blockbuster. His last appearance was in the Netflix film ‘Drive’.
‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Journey’, in which he played the former Indian cricket team captain, was among the most successful of his films.
The actor was set to star in Mukesh Chhabra’s directorial 'Dil Bechara' with newcomer Sanjana Sanghi. The film was set to be an official remake of the Hollywood film 'The Fault in Our Stars'.