Bollywood Actor Sushant Singh Rajput was undergoing medication for bipolar disorder for months before he ended his life, doctors revealed to Mumbai Police.
“It has come to surface that he had bipolar disorder, he was undergoing treatment and taking medicines for it. What circumstances led to his death is the subject of our investigation,” Mumbai Police chief Param Bir Singh said.
The police in a press brief added that Sushant googled himself, mental illness, painless death and the name of his former manager Disha Salian, who died on June 8.
The police believe that the actor was worried about speculation connecting him to Disha Salian, who died after a fall from the 14th floor of her building.
The police during its investigation found that no party was held at Sushant Singh Rajput’s apartment the night before his death.
The actors father, sister, brother-in-law and girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty was among the 56 people questioned by the Mumbai police.
Theories circulating on social media suggest Sushant Singh Rajput was driven to suicide because of intense rivalry within the film industry.
“All angles are being investigated, be it professional rivalry, financial transactions or health. We have taken his laptop and phone as technical evidence, we will look into everything,” Mr Singh said.
Meanwhile, Bihar Police is also investigating the case after Sushant’s father filed an FIR in Patna. The family in the complaint have accused Rhea Chakraborty of cheating, transferring money from the actor’s account and mentally harassing him.
Who was Sushant Singh Rajput:
Sushant Singh Rajput, 34, born in the eastern state of Bihar, Rajput dropped out of a university course in engineering to pursue a career in acting and dance.
His Bollywood breakthrough came in the 2013 film Kai Po Che, which won acclaim at the Berlin film festival.
The actor’s last film which hit the big screen was Chhichhore and it was released last year.
“Dil Bechara”, his last movie was released online on Friday on Disney+ Hotstar and has drawn praise from critics.
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