Actor Shekhar Suman on Tuesday claimed that there was “more than what meets the eye” within the suicide of rising Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput, and made a strong pitch for a CBI inquiry into the case. Suman, who lately launched a marketing campaign ‘Justice For Sushant Forum’, was addressing a press convention on the residence of RJD chief Tejashwi Yadav, a day after he met Rajput’s bereaved father at his residence right here. “I strongly believe that Sushant’s death is not an open and shut case of suicide,” asserted Suman who claimed to have carefully adopted the investigation path and pointed
in direction of “missing links” just like the absence of a suicide be aware and info like misplacement of a duplicate key to the home, and alter of SIM card by the actor “50 times in a month”.
Suman clarified that he was not insisting that the deceased actor’s death was “not a case of suicide” however added that even when the 34-year-old had taken his personal life, “those guilty of abetment must be identified and brought to justice”. Asked about allegations levelled by many Bollywood insiders that the Patna-born actor was on the receiving finish of “nepotism” within the movie trade, Suman — who hails from the Bihar capital — replied within the affirmative. “Besides Shah Rukh Khan and I, Sushant was the only one to have started off as a TV actor and achieve success on the big screen thereafter. A self-respecting man who did not believe in massaging egos of big shots, he must have become an eyesore for many,” remarked the 66-year-old.
He, nonetheless, refused to take a identify when requested if he suspected anybody of giving quick shrift to the younger actor, saying “it would be wrong to do so unless I was armed with evidence. And this is precisely the reason I am pressing the demand for a CBI inquiry”. Suman, who had contested the 2009 Lok Sabha polls from Patna Sahib on a Congress ticket, lamented that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar didn’t agree to satisfy him when he sought an
appointment to garner his help within the matter. “I was told he is not meeting people because of COVID-19 scare. Tejashwi had no fears on this account and nor did I, so I asked him to extend a helping hand and he obliged,” he mentioned, with the chief of the opposition seated by his facet.
Tejashwi Yadav, on his half, claimed that he was supporting the trigger “not in the capacity of an opposition leader but as a young citizen of Bihar. I started off as a cricketer and I am aware that people from our state are discriminated against in all fields”. He mentioned that in his go to to Rajput’s residence final week he met his “cousin Neeraj Bablu, a BJP MLA, and asked him to press for a CBI inquiry with the assurance that
we would support it wholeheartedly, our political differences notwithstanding”.
He additionally reiterated the demand that the upcoming movie metropolis challenge at Rajgir, within the chief minister’s dwelling district of Nalanda, be named after the deceased actor. “As chief minister, he (Nitish Kumar) is the leader of not just his party or his government but all residents of Bihar. I would request him to step out and offer much-needed consolation to the actors bereaved family,” Yadav added.