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Nation Shocked & Disturbed over Sushant Singh Rajput’s Death

A pall of gloom fell over everyone and  condolences pour in on Social Media from the Politicians to Sports Stars to Bollywood Celebrities to Television Actors when heard about actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death on Sunday 14 June 2020.

The 34 year old  Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his Mumbai residence, Mumbai Police said. Confirming suicide, the police said no suicide note was found.  “He has committed suicide at his residence in Bandra. Our team is there,” Manoj Sharma, Additional Commissioner of Police, Western Region, told PTI.

Sushant Singh Rajput was best-known for his work in the TV show Pavitra Rishta and for starring in films such as MS Dhoni: The Untold StoryDetective Byomkesh Bakshy! and Chhichhore.

“A bright young actor gone too soon. He excelled on TV and in films His rise in the world of entertainment inspired many and leaves behind severable memorable performances. Shocked by his passing away. My thoughts are with his family and fans,” tweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Tributes have begun pouring in from a shocked Bollywood. “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 I’d been a part of it. Such a talented actor…may God give strength to his family,” tweeted Akshay Kumar.

Shah Rukh Khan said he will miss the actor’s energy and smile.”He loved me so much…I will miss him so much. His energy, enthusiasm and his full happy smile. May Allah bless his soul and my condolences to his near and dear ones. This is extremely sad….and so shocking!!”

“What a tragic loss,” tweeted Ajay Devgn. “I can’t believe this at all,” tweeted Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Abhishek Bachchan tweeted, “This is just so shocking.” Riteish Deshmukh wrote that he was “shocked beyond words.”

Sanjay Dutt tweeted, At a loss for words So shocked to hear about #SushantSinghRajput’s demise. My condolences with his family.

Bollywood star Salman Khan tweeted, U will be missed #RIP Sushant .

Shabana Azmi wrote, What? Why? Psychiatrists say suicide can be prevented if those around can read the signals and seek medical help and counselling. What a loss for the film industry #Sushant Singh Rajput -Deeply tragic.

Karan Johar, the producer of the actor’s Netflix movie Drive , said he was heartbroken and blamed himself for not reaching out earlier.”I have such strong memories of the times we have shared …I can’t believe this ….Rest in peace my friend…when the shock subsides only the best memories will remain, he added.

Anushka Sharma, who worked with Rajput in PK , said it’s devastating that the actor couldn’t get the help he needed.”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,” the actor-producer said.

Anupam Kher, also paid tributes to the actor.My dear Sushant Singh Rajut . Why? he tweeted.

Actor Varun Dhawan said Sushant’s performance inspired him as an artiste.I really can’t believe this. Sushant was a wonderful actor and I still remember the times I spent with him. His performance always inspired me. Deepest condolences to his fans and family. RIP, he tweeted.

Choreographer-turned-director Remo D’Souza said he had talked to the actor and they wanted to work on a dance film together.”He told me ‘sir you know how good a dancer I am and yet you don’t take me in your dance films.’ I told him that I’m going to make many dance films and we are definitely working together on a dance film in the future,”

Producer Ekta Kapoor, who launched the actor on TV with “Kis Desh Mein Hai Mera Dil” and served as the producer of his break out show Pavitra Rishta , said she was heartbroken on hearing the news.Ekta shared the screenshot of their recent chat on Instagram and wrote, Not fair sushi ! One week everything changed ! Not fair my baby!”

Manoj Bajpayee, his co-star from Sonchriya , tweeted ,”Falling short of words to describe the shock and grief I am in right now!! Just one question why Sushant? My heart goes out to his family who lost their young one! Will wait to cook Bihari mutton for you my friend! Rest in peace! Yours dadda!.

Rajput’s co-actors from his debut film Kai Po Che! Rajkummar Rao and Amit Sadh said they will forever cherish the memory of working with him.”This is so unfair. Gone too soon. I’ll always cherish our conversations on acting and cinema. You’ll be missed bhai. May God give strength to his family and loved ones. Rest in Peace brother,” Rao tweeted.

Actor Alia Bhatt said she is devastated and is in a deep state of shock.No matter how much I think about it, I don’t have the words. I’m totally devastated. You’ve left us too soon. You will be missed by each and every one of us. My deepest condolences to Sushant’s family, loved ones, and his fans, she wrote on Twitter.

Deepika Padukone said as someone who has battled with mental illness, she understands the importance of reaching out.As a person who has had a lived experience with mental illness, I cannot stress enough about the importance of reaching out. Talk. Communicate. Express. Seek help. Remember, you are not alone. We are in this together. And most importantly, there is hope, the actor said in a statement on social media.



PHOTOGRAPHY –  Photo Editor Shazid Chauhan

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