July 02, 2020 (Mumbai) Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali on Thursday has been summoned by Mumbai Police to record his statement in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide.
According to sources, Bhansali has been questioned over two of his films – ‘Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani’ – which was initially offered to the late actor.
Sources revealed that Sushant couldn’t star in both the movies, which released to blockbuster status, because of his contract with Yash Raj Films (YRF). And, because of which, his relations with YRF turned sour.
YRF’s casting director Shanoo Sharma has already been interrogated by Mumbai Police last week. Sushant had starred in two films – ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’ and ‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshi’ – under the YRF banner.
So far, 28 people have been questioned by the Mumbai Police in Sushant’s death case. Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur has also been called for interrogation over his statement – “knew the story of the people that let him down as he would weep on his shoulder.”
Kapur had cast the actor in his film ‘Paani’. However, the project got delayed. After Sushant’s death, he tweeted: “I knew the pain you were going through. I knew the story of the people that let you down so bad that you would weep on my shoulder. I wish I was around the last 6 months. I wish you had reached out to me. What happened to you was their Karma. Not yours.”
I knew the pain you were going through. I knew the story of the people that let you down so bad that you would weep on my shoulder. I wish Iwas around the last 6 months. I wish you had reached out to me. What happened to you was their Karma. Not yours. #SushantSinghRajput
— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) June 15, 2020
Sushant Singh Rajput committed suicide on June 14b at his residence in Mumbai. The 34-year old was said to be under stress and depression for some months.