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Actor Sushant Singh Rajput reportedly committed suicide

Mumbai:14/6/20: Noted Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput committed suicide today. The Police said that Sushant was found hanging at his Bandra residence in Mumbai. The actor was 34 years old. DCP Pranay Ashok, Spokesperson of Mumbai Police said the reason behind his suicide is not yet known as no suicide note has been found.

Sushant’s death comes barely a week after his ex-manager Disha Salian committed suicide last Monday by jumping off the 14th floor of her apartment in Mumbai. Sushant, who hails from Bihar, was the youngest child in his family. He is now survived by his father and four elder sisters.

AIR correspondent reports, shock gripped the Bollywood industry and the public alike after the news of Bollywood and TV actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s passing away broke out today. Condolences poured in from all quarters for the highly-talented actor who won several awards for his roles in movies like M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, PK and Kedarnath.

Several Bollywood personalities including Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt and others mourned the loss of the talented artiste. Superstar Shah Rukh Khan said he will miss the actor’s energy and smile. Sushant pursued Mechanical Engineering at Delhi Technological University (DTU) before making his foray into acting through TV serials. He became a household name with his role in the popular TV show “Pavitra Rishta”

Sushant made his film debut in the buddy drama Kai Po Che! in 2013, for which he received a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. He then starred in the romantic comedy Shuddh Desi Romance in 2013 and as the titular detective in the action thriller Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!  in 2015. His highest-grossing releases came with a supporting role in the satire PK in 2014, followed by the titular role in the sports biopic M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story in 2016.

For his performance in M.S. Dhoni biopic, he received his first nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor. Sushant went on to star in the commercially successful films like Kedarnath in 2018 and Chhichhore in 2019. Call it irony of life, in his last film ‘Chhichhore’, Sushant counsels his on screen teenage son, who tries to commit suicide after failing an entrance exam.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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