Mukesh Bhatt says Sushant Singh Rajput was going 'the Parveen Babi way’, he was disturbed
First Published 15, Jun 2020, 1:08 PM
Post Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise, filmmaker Mukesh Bhatt said that he saw it coming.
Sunday (June 14) was one of the darkest days of 2020. Noted Bollywood and television actor Sushant Singh Rajput, reportedly hanged himself in his apartment in Mumbai. Reports suggest that he was depressed for some time.
Producer Mukesh Bhatt has revealed that he ‘saw it coming.’ He also said that he noticed ‘something amiss’ and hinted that Sushant was heading ‘the Parveen Babi way' as he felt that the late actor was ‘a very disturbed soul.’
In a discussion with Times Now, Mukesh remembered meeting Sushant during the casting of Sadak 2. The producer admitted, "To be honest with you, I saw it coming," referring to Sushant's decision to end his life. "I had met Rajput on several occasions. The first time I met him was in 2012 when he had come to our office to meet me for Ashiqui 2," he said, adding that the project did not materialize with him. However, they crossed paths again during the casting of Sadak 2 where he and Alia Bhatt even discussed Rajput's interest in the movie. So, when Mukesh met the actor for the same, he noticed that something felt out of place. “He was a very disturbed soul. There was something about him I felt which wasn't connected. And that bothered me more than anything else," he said.
But the film didn’t work out for Sushant. "He was a very disturbed boy. He was not there, while talking to me, I felt that he was not on the same plain. There was something amiss, something wrong,” Bhatt said.
Mukesh also said that he even discussed with Mahesh Bhatt his fear that Sushant might be following in Parveen's footsteps. "While the world is shocked about this tragic incident, I am not shocked because I saw it coming. But I am very depressed and very hurt because he was such a bright, talented young boy," Mukesh told Times Now.
Later on, after hearing Mukesh's statement, singer-turned politician Babul Supriyo slammed him for his remarks and tweeted, “Anguished to hear MukeshBhatt ji (otherwise a good friend of mine) saying on @TimesNow that he saw it coming for Sushant! He may not hv given him #Sadak2 #Ashique2 for professional reasons, that's fair enough but it's a shame that he didn't act or help him out as a fatherly figure.
Sushant was much appreciated for his performances in Bollywood films. His personal life was also the talk of the town.