Writer-director Rumi Jaffery, who was engaged on a movie with the late Sushant Singh Rajput, recorded his assertion on the Bandra police station in Mumbai, within the ongoing investigation into the actor’s loss of life. Sushant died by suicide on June 14, on the age of 34.
Photographs of Jaffery, carrying a white T-shirt and a masks, have been shared. Earlier this week, movie critic and journalist Rajeev Masand was summoned by the police to document his assertion.
So far, the police have recorded statements of over 36 individuals, together with director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Bollywood casting director Mukesh Chhabra, actor Sanjana Sanghi, filmmaker Aditya Chopra and Rajput’s buddy Sandip Ssingh, amongst others. The actor’s girlfriend, actor Rhea Chakraborty, has additionally given her assertion to the police.
Rumi Jaffery arrives on the police station to document his assertion.
Last week, Rhea had demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into his suicide. “Respected @AmitShah sir, I’m Sushant Singh Rajput’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty. It is now over a month since his sudden demise. I have complete faith in the government, however, in the interest of justice, I request you with folded hands to initiate a CBI enquiry,” she tweeted.
Jaffery had stated that he was conscious of Sushant’s despair, however had avoided pestering the actor about it. “Rhea had told me about Sushant being depressed and in fact, Sushant also told me that some 5-6 months back. I had asked him many times about it but he didn’t disclose too much and I didn’t push much because I thought he might not be comfortable,” he instructed Pinkvilla in an interview.
He added, “In fact, Rhea would call me at their place sometimes and say that ‘sir, aap aa jao, aapke saath baithta hai toh positive energy milti hai, khush hota hai (please come over, he’s happy when he’s around you)’ or he would come to our place. I knew he was seeing taking treatment for this and was on medication.”
The filmmaker was working with Rhea and Sushant on a challenge, and had stated that the actor was enthusiastic about engaged on it.
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