Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput committed suicide on Sunday morning. As per a report by India Today, the 34-year-old was found hanging by a green kurta at his residence in Bandra, Mumbai.
Following this, the cook knocked several times on his door to confirm the menu for the day around 11:30 am but to no avail. His friends called a locksmith to help open the door, only to find the body inside. They subsequently rang up Rajput’s sister and the police.
Based on initial reports, the Kedarnath actor had been suffering from depression for the past six months. His friends also believe the reason behind his suicide was extreme depression. The actor’s former manager Disha Salian had also committed suicide just a few days ago.
In 2017, Rajput had slammed the notion of celebrities being free from mental and emotional struggles due to their fame, wealth and success. “Who says actors can maintain their mental health easily? The most important thing that an actor can do to protect himself from all these pressures, demands and the paparazzi is to know why they are doing what they are doing. No matter what you like, be it money, fame or competition — just make sure you know your reasons,” the Hindustan Times had quoted him as saying.
Local model and actor Amna Ilyas took to Twitter saying, “If a person has fame and money, it doesn’t mean he is the happiest of all! One in four people in the world are affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Please take care of the people around you. Sushant Sing Rajput, rest in peace.”