Indians debate what triggered Sushant Singh Rajput suicide

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Few days after he, unfortunately, committed suicide, fresh facts have emerged as to how Bollywood actor, Sushant Singh Rajput battled depression in the months leading to his death.

Rajput was only 34 years old was found dead at his Mumbai apartment on Sunday.

However, media reports in India are suggesting that Rajput might have been a victim of professional rivalry.

“There are media reports that he allegedly suffered from clinical depression because of professional rivalry. @MumbaiPolice will probe this angle too,” the home (interior) minister in Maharashtra, which includes the film capital Mumbai said in a tweet late yesterday.

At least half a dozen accounts by Rajput’s industry colleagues who spoke to Reuters suggested Bollywood’s clique-drive culture ostracized him, although none provided concrete details and it was not immediately clear who specifically they were talking about.

“I knew the pain you were going through. I knew the story of the people who let you down so bad that you used to weep on my shoulder,” Shekhar Kapur, who was supposed to direct Rajput in a film that was eventually shelved, wrote in a tweet on Monday.

In a separate tweet, actress Swara Bhasker called accusations against Bollywood personalities “the height of idiocy.”

“We don’t know what he (Rajput) went thru. We don’t know the cause. STOP taking out ur frustration using the pain of a troubled person… Let him have his peace & his family privacy,” she tweeted on Tuesday.

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