NEW DELHI: Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who rose to become a formidable presence on the big screen, was found dead on Sunday afternoon. The ‘Kedarnath’ actor was found hanging at his Bandra residence in Mumbai.
Mumbai Police is investigating the death of the 34-year-old actor as a case of suicide. The police said that the actor had spoken to his sister on the telephone around 9 am on Sunday. An hour later, he had a glass of juice and took his tablets. The police added that the cook knocked several times on his door around 11:30 am to confirm the menu. When the cook and the actor’s two friends who were staying with him in the house got no response, they then called a key-maker who helped open the door. ..
The Patna-born Rajput became an instant hit with his good looks and boyish charm when he was noticed in the famous soap on Zee TV’s ‘Pavitra Rishta’ in 2009. He made his Bollywood debut in the buddy drama ‘Kai Po Che!’ in 2013, for which he also received a Filmfare nomination for Best Male Debut. The same year, he was also seen in the romantic comedy ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’, which was followed by the titular detective in the action thriller ‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!’ in 2015.