Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput died of suicide in his Mumbai home on Sunday afternoon, reported India Today. The actor was 34.
Sushant debuted in Bollywood with film Kai Po Che! and was last seen in Chhichhore. He was found hanging at his Bandra home earlier this morning. Some of his friends were also at home when his body was discovered.
The door of his room was broken and he was found hanging. According to initial police reports, he was suffering from depression for the past six months. His friends also believe the reason behind his suicide was extreme depression, as quoted by Aaj Tak.
However, no suicide note has been discovered yet.
A rising star, Sushant had made a name for himself on the small screen with Pavitra Rishta, where he played the lead role, before jumping to the big screen.
His film Kai Po Che was based on Chetan Bhagat's bestselling book The Three Mistakes of My Life. The film catapulted Sushant from being a smalltown boy, to becoming a known name over night.
Following this, he went on to work in Shuddh Desi Romance with Parineeti Chopra, and then did several other films.
He was last seen in Chhichhore opposite Shraddha Kapoor. This film was a film directed by Nitesh Tiwari, and dealt with struggles of a college life and the frustrations of the later years.
The actor's former manager Disha Salian was found dead a few days ago.
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