Sanjay had offered four films to Sushant
According to reports, tragic actor Sushant Singh Rajput was approached for the 2013 film Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela before the role was eventually given to Ranveer Singh.
The news comes after Mumbai Police recorded the statement of filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali in relation to the actor’s death.
The director turned up at Bandra Police Station on July 6, 2020, with several of his lawyers and staff members.
It was reported that Sanjay had first considered Sushant for the drama film, therefore, he approached him. However, Sushant could not take up the offer due to his contract with Yash Raj Films (YRF).
The role was later given to Ranveer Singh and the film became a hit.
It is believed that Sanjay’s appearance at the station is over his discussions with Sushant after his contract prevented him from taking up the role.
Sanjay had offered four films to Sushant, but none of them materialised.
Reportedly the actor and the director were fond of each other.
Sushant Singh Rajput’s death caused outrage and shock. The actor tragically took his own life. He was found at his Mumbai home on June 14, 2020.
The 34-year-old actor had been suffering from clinical depression for the past six months.
In the weeks following his death, more than 29 people have been questioned by police.
This includes Sushant’s family, friends and rumoured girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty. Filmmaker Mukesh Chhabra and actress Sanjana Sanghi, who worked with Sushant in his final film Dil Bechara, were also questioned.
While it was said that Sushant was suffering from depression, many claimed that it was because he was unwelcomed in the Bollywood fraternity.
Following Sushant’s death, a complaint was filed by advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate in Muzaffarpur, Bihar.
It was in relation to the actor’s death and a case was filed against eight Bollywood personalities. This included Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Salman Khan, Karan Johar, Aditya Chopra and Ekta Kapoor.
Mumbai Police are currently investigating the actor’s death.
However, many fans on social media have been demanding a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the case.
Sushant’s death not only brought to the forefront the importance of mental health care but also put under the spotlight the subject of nepotism in Bollywood, which is being cited as one of the major causes of his suicide.
Nepotism or favouring of family, friends, and connections is deeply rooted in the entertainment sector.
There’s no harm in giving talent a chance. However, nepotism in Bollywood has been synonymous with power play, which subjects talented newcomers from outside the industry to an unending struggle.
While the topic was brushed under the carpet, Sushant’s death has brought it back into the limelight.