There was shock and consternation at news of the actor’s sudden death yesterday…
THERE has been a huge outpouring of grief over the death of up and coming Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput.
The death of the 34-year-old star in Bandra was announced by Mumbai Police yesterday (June 13) and they said no suicide note had been left.
Many people have reiterated the need for India to take depression and other mental illnesses more seriously than it does – the country has a glaring lack of psychiatrists and other trained professionals who help people suffering from mental issues.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to the star who broke through in the biopic on India’s cricket captain, MS Dhoni in ‘Ms Dhoni: The Untold Story’. (2016).
His last film was ‘Chhichhore’ in 2019 and he also enjoyed much success with ‘Kedarnath’ (2018). Born in Patna, Bihar, he dropped out of engineering college in Delhi and then made his way to Mumbai, where he trained at the Barry John School of Acting, and first got into TV.
With parts of the country still dealing with the coronavirus crisis and some parts still in lockdown, there have been calls for people to support charities and other groups grappling with mental illness and related issues in India.
We will have a full story shortly…keep tuned please.
Picture: Sushant Singh Rajput (right) with former India cricket captain MS Dhoni in a publicity photo ahead of ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’