Sushant Singh Rajput’s death by suicide not only sent shockwaves throughout Bollywood but has also opened the floodgates for debate on various concerning topics. In a latest, director Sanjay Leela Bhansali found himself named in a criminal complaint in collection with the death of the actor.
Kangana Ranaut had reportedly been listed as a witness in the case.
Advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha filed a case against the director and 7 others including Karan Johar, Ekta Kapoor and others for allegedly conspiring against SSR and not letting his movies release, thus forcing him to take his life which, he pleaded, amounted to murder.
According to a source, Sanjay Leela Bhansali offered Sushant Singh Rajput 4 films.
Reacting to the same, a source close to the director rubbished the claims saying that not only were the actor and the director ‘fond’ of each other, but they were also scheduled to work on 4 films together. In a statement to ETimes, the source said, “Many people in the industry are expressing their grief and not many know that both Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjay Leela Bhansali were quite fond of each other as well as their work. In fact, not once but 4 times working together was on the cards for them, SLB had offered him 4 films, but due to date issues, things didn’t materialise.”
Recalling the time when SLB was attacked by a fringe group and Sushant dropped his last name ‘Rajput’ in protest of the same.
The source said, “As far as their equation is concerned, Sushant had taken quite a strong stand for SLB when the director was attacked in Jaipur and while Sushant condemned the violence he also dropped his surname ‘Rajput’ to show support to the filmmaker.” When news about Sushant's demise broke, Bhansali productions paid tribute to the actor by sharing a post that read, "We are at a loss of words. Sushant will be deeply missed. Strength to his family and friends."