The sudden demise of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput has sent shockwaves across the industry. Meanwhile, Mumbai Police is probing into each and every possible angle to trace any foul play.
As per investigation, director Rumi Jaffrey was called to record his statement at Bandra Police Station in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case, where he mentioned his last conversation with the late actor to Mumbai police. In a statement accessed by Republic TV, Rumi admitted to being aware of Sushant’s depression after his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty informed him.
According to sources in Mumbai Police, Rumi Jaffery in his statement stated that Sushant was undergoing depression for the past six months.
Jaffery said, “I went to talk to him, but Sushant did not open up and speak about it.” Rumi who was questioned for a prolonged five hours also shared the details of his last conversation with the late actor. “On June 12, my last conversation with Sushant Singh was via WhatsApp, where I wanted to know his condition but with his repression, I got to know that he is in depression or disturbed over something.. later I didn’t talk to him much not even I took the matter forward.”
Speaking of Rhea’s role in Sushant’s life, Rumi said, “Both were like made for each other. She used to take care of Sushant and she was standing firm with him during his depression.”
Talking about the film featuring Sushant and Rhea together, Rumi added, “Sushant always used to work hard and deeply on anything, so instead of calling or reading the script, Sushant asked me to give the narration, after which we met a couple of times. He was very happy and excited. But the pre-production of the film was in the process. It was a romantic film, which was scheduled to start with the shooting in the month of May in London, but because of lockdown, we have to postpone.”
Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Shekhar Kapur, Sanjana Sanghi, Rhea Chakraborty and Yash Raj Films employees Shanoo Sharma and Aashish Singh are among over 35 names summoned by the police in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, that took place on June 14 in Mumbai.