Mumbai – Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput “began hearing voices” and felt that “people were trying to kill him”, for the past one year until he committed suicide on Sunday at his Bandra residence in Mumbai, his close associate revealed.
Filmwriter Suhrita Sengupta who is also a close associate of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt in whose presence she met Sushant (34), made the shocking revelations about the actor’s suicide and said that his girlfriend Rhea Chakravarty left him because of the scary things he was uttering, according to National Herald Report.
“During the last one year, he had cut himself completely from all outside contact. Rhea was with him until she could take it no longer. There came a time when Sushant began hearing voices. He began to feel people were trying to kill him. One day an Anurag Kashyap film was playing in Sushant’s home and he told Rhea, ‘I said no to an offer from Kashyap. Now he’s going to come to kill me.’ That’s when Rhea was too frightened to stay with Sushant any longer”, said Sengupta.
“She had no choice. Bhatt Saab told her there was nothing she could do. If she stayed on she would lose her sanity too. Rhea waited for Sushant’s sister to come to Mumbai and take charge. Sushant’s sisters tried their best to support and comfort him. But he was beyond listening to anyone. He wouldn’t take his medication”, the writer said.
According to the Mumbai Police investigation, the actor spoke to his sister on phone around 9 am on Sunday, and an hour later, he had a glass of juice and took his tablets. Around 11:30 am, the cook knocked the door several times to confirm the menu. When the cook and two of his friends who lived with him felt no reponse, they broke the door open to find the actor hanging.
Sushant’s death sparked a debate in the film-industry about the significance of speaking out openly about the mental issues they face, while the fellow actors took to Instagram and Twitter to express their condolences.