Sushant Singh Rajput death: Aditya Chopra called in by Mumbai Police to record statement

Police have sought information about a contract signed between Sushant Singh Rajput and YRF from Aditya Chopra

Press Trust of India July 18, 2020 16:32:18 IST
Sushant Singh Rajput death: Aditya Chopra called in by Mumbai Police to record statement

Filmmaker and Yash Raj Films (YRF) chairman Aditya Chopra on Saturday, 18 July, recorded his statement with the Mumbai Police in connection with actor Sushant Singh Rajput death case, an official said.

Police have sought information about a contract signed between Rajput and YRF from Chopra who visited Versova police station this morning and left after four hours, the official said.

The Chhichore actor, 34, was found hanging at his apartment in Mumbai on 14 June. No suicide note was found from the spot by the police.

Sushant Singh Rajput death Aditya Chopra called in by Mumbai Police to record statement

Aditya Chopra was called in as part of the police investigation behind Sushant Singh Rajput's death. Image from Twitter

The police are investigating allegations that professional rivalry, besides clinical depression, drove the actor to suicide.

Police are also trying to understand the reason behind Rajput ending his contract with YRF, the official said.

Earlier, the police had recorded the statement of YRF's casting director Shanoo Sharma.

The police had recorded statements of 34 persons, including Rajput's family members and close friends like actors Rhea Chakraborty and Sanjana Sanghi, in connection with the case.

Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Friday dismissed the need for a CBI probe into the death case of Rajput, saying the Mumbai police are capable of handling the matter.

On Thursday, Rhea Chakraborty demanded a CBI inquiry to understand what "pressures" prompted Rajput to take the extreme step of suicide.

Rajput starred in films such as Shuddh Desi Romance, Raabta, Kedarnath, and Sonchiriya. But his most prominent role came as cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the biopic, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story.

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