Though various reasons have been attributed to the actors suicide, one is still unsure of what exactly drove him to take such a drastic step. The untimely death of the actor has once again underscored the importance of underlying mental health issues and the need to address them on priority, without hesitation. We at Nation Next, through this report, in no way intend to hurt anybodys sentiments. The article has been written with utmost respect and empathy.
While we were still recovering from the shock of Irrfan Khan, Rishi Kapoor and Wajid Khan’s sudden demise, on Sunday morning, Bollywood lost one of the most promising actors ? Sushant Singh Rajput ? at 34. Post-mortem, done at Cooper Hospital in Juhu, Mumbai, confirmed the actor killed himself by hanging on a ceiling fan. The police had also found a few medical reports from his residence that suggested Sushant was under stress and depression for the last six months. Sushant Singh Rajput has also tested negative for COVID-19.
On Sunday afternoon, just when Sushants father KK Singh sat for lunch, he got a call from Mumbai Police informing him about his sons death. Singh upon hearing the news fell unconscious. He was in a state of shock; friends and neighbours tried to console him.
Chronology of events as reported in India TV that transpired on June 14:
Sunday 9:30 am: Sushant locked himself in the room after having juice.
10:30 am: His cook knocked on the door to ask about luch. There was no response.
12:00 pm: The cook knocked on the door again; there was no response. This set off the alarm bells.
12:15 pm: Sushants sister was intimated
12:50 pm: His sister arrived and tried opening the door. There was no response from inside.
1:15 pm: A locksmith was called to break the lock. When the room was opened, Sushant Singh Rajput’s body was found hanging inside the room.
A lot was speculated about the late actor being in a financial stress as the rent of his duplex flat at Carter Road in Bandra, Mumbai was around Rs 4.51 lakhs per month. Certain reports also revealed that the actor had already paid a deposit of Rs 12,90,000 as he was supposed to reside in that properly till December 2022. However, his sister claimed the actor didn’t face any financial difficulties.
As reported in India TV, the late actors brother had said the former was supposed to get married in November 2020. Incidentally, Sushants former girl friend of six years Ankita Lokhande ? as per her pictures on her Instagram account posted on May 6, had got engaged to her partner Vicky Jain.
As soon as reports of Sushants death surfaced, his last post (on June 3) on Instagram with a cryptic message started gaining momentum. Sushant had posted an image of his mother alongside his. He wrote, Blurred past evaporating from teardrops. Unending dreams carving an arc of smile. And a fleeting life, negotiating between the two…
Sushants fitness coach, who last spoke to the actor on June 1 told TOI, To be honest, I’m actually out of words. Recently, I had a word with him on June 1. He called me when my mother passed away because of cancer. He told me, if at all you need anything or whatsoever, feel free to give me a call and I know how it feels to lose a mother? as he lost his mother at the age of 16. He asked me to take care of my father and family. That was the last time that I spoke to him, that’s it. I did know about the depression part and we were trying to get back on track with the workouts and everything. But after lockdown, we weren’t able to stay in touch. Also, because of my mother’s demise I have been too caught up. To be very honest the depression part had been going on, but it had never really affected his work and other things.
Producer Mukesh Bhatt told TimesNow, I had met him (Sushant) on a number of occasions. He had come to our office for Aashiqui 2, but things didn’t work out then. Then when we were beginning Sadak 2, Alia and Mahesh Bhatt said that Sushant was very keen. He came over and met me, we spent about an hour talking about various things.
He said, I could make out he was a very disturbed soul. There was something about him that I felt, he was not connected. That bothered me more than anything else. It was about a year-and-a-half back. 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 further added, I started my career way back with Parveen Babi, she was also a victim of schizophrenia. I remember telling my brother, that I am afraid he (Sushant) is also going the Parveen Babi way. I am not shocked, because I saw this coming.
Sushant who became a household name after TV serial Pavitra Rishta, in 2009, left the show in 2011. He made his Bollywood debut in 2013 in Kai Po Che and went on to give hit films.
When we spoke to Dr Sudhir Bhave, renowned psychiatrist, he said, I don’t know the exact case but people in general need to realise depression is an illness like malaria, tuberculosis, etc. Just because a person said to be in depression is earning good money and is popular and successful, doesn’t mean he can’t get depressed. There are several factors; depression doesn’t depend on success or failure. There are many who get good treatment and recover gradually; there are some who don’t.
He added, Depressed people before ending their lives, often get entangled in emotions for days; they are in a state of simultaneous conflicting reactions known as Ambivalence. They doubt if the extreme step they’re going to take would be right or wrong. In Sushants case, his last Instagram post referring to his mother could be a dilemma too.
Sushant Singh Rajput (21 January 1986 ? June 14 2020)
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Kangana Ranaut finished the shoot of her much awaited film ‘Emergency’ recently. But finishing this film wasn’t an easy journey for the actress. She went through a lot of ups and downs while finishing this period drama where she plays former PM, Indira Gandhi.
Talking about all the difficulties she faced to complete the film, Kangana recently said, “Whatever task I take up, I make sure I finish it. But to finish the film, I had to mortgage all my properties, every single thing I owned as I am also banking the film as a producer. Moreover, mortgaging all my property to complete the film wasn’t a big deal. I am someone who makes all my big decisions within minutes. The main struggle was running to banks back-to-back while shooting the film. Somehow, it hampers your work big time.”
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With 7000 luxury cars, gold fitted private jets, Sultan of Brunei has everything money can buy
With a personal wealth of £15 billion (approx rupees one lakh crore) Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah (76) has been the king for over 54 years now. Sultans huge fortune is said to increase by £80 (₹7000) per second from just oil assets that he possesses. The Sultan is the second wealthiest monarch in the world after the King of Thailand
Flew his hairdresser via private jet for a £19,000 haircut!
Such has been the Sultans lifestyle that he once flew his barber in his private jet for a single haircut, which cost him a total of £19,000 (approx ₹16.5 lakh) Not just this but hes also known to have his polo shoes flown by his helicopter for a match.
Once court papers in 2012 revealed that he paid £1.26 million (approx. ₹10.92 crore) to his badminton coach, £1.25million (approx. ₹10 crore) for acupuncture, massage and spent £50,000 (approx. ₹ 43 lakh) on guards for his exotic birds.
The Sultan, who spends around £17million (approx. ₹147 crore) on just jewellery as presents for his family members, paid two of his housekeepers £7million (approx. ₹60 crore) each! Once, the Royal Family spent so much at London jewellers Asprey that, in 1995, he decided to buy the entire company at a cost of £320million (approx. ₹2700 crore)!
Multiple marriages, divorces
In 1965, the Sultan married his cousin Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha, with whom he has six children, including Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee.
The Sultan remarried, but Raja still remains his wife and the Queen Consort. He married Hajah Mariam in 1982 a year before first wife Queen Saleha gave birth to their sixth child. He met her while she was working as an airhostess on a national airline.
He divorced Hajah (who was the mother of four children) in 2003 and stripped her off her royal titles. He then married TV presenter Azrinaz Mazhar, with whom he had two children before they divorced in 2010.
Micheal Jackson performed for Sultan’s 6000 subjects on his birthday
Father of 12, Sultan celebrated the weddings of his five children for a week by spending millions on each wedding. When Sultans eldest son Crown Prince, married a teenager Sarah Salleh (17), she wore jewel-encrusted Christian Louboutin heels and pure gold anklet. His daughter, Princess Azemah, 38, married her first cousin in week-long wedding on January 25, 2023.
For his oldest daughter’s wedding, Princess Rashidah, American singer Whitney Houston was flown in to sing at the reception and the Sultan paid her £5.5million (approx. ₹47 crore).
Sultans 50th birthday in 1996 was celebrated for over 15 days that cost him over £20 million (₹173 crore). The extravagant celebrations comprised a polo match, gala dinner for 3,000 at the opulent Palace where caviar from the endangered beluga was served.
Apart from this, the guests enjoyed free-flow of champagne. Not just this, the Sultan paid Micheal Jackson £14 million (approx ₹120 crore), for which the pop singer performed at three concerts – one for Sultans 6000 subjects and two for his private guests. The Sultan as a token presented every guest of his a solid gold medal!
1788 rooms, 257 bathrooms, air-conditioned stable for ponies
The Sultan resides at the Instana Nurul Iman Palace, which is the largest Royal residence in the world. The residence that was built over two years costs over £1billion (approx. ₹8600 crore) that includes 1788 rooms and 257 bathrooms.
With gold and diamond all over, the residence has five huge swimming pools, a banquet hall that can accommodate over 5000 guests and a mosque with a capacity of 1500 people. Apart from all this, there’s also a fully air-conditioned stable for Sultans 200 polo ponies (small horses)!
Most expensive private house in UK
The Sultan owns a lavish house in Londons most expensive area Regent Park, St Johns Lodge that consists of three linked properties. The same property in London was bought for £40million in 1994 (estimated to be worth £110 million [approx. ₹953 crore]) by making it the most expensive private house in the United Kingdom!
Known for being generous in gifting huge properties to his family members, the Sultan also owns plush properties on the Gold Coast of Australia, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, to name a few.
The Sultan in 1997 gifted his playboy brother Prince Jefri a mansion worth £45 million (approx. ₹390 crore) in Las Vegas that has 92 rooms, 29 bedrooms, 42 bathrooms, a tennis court, three swimming pools and a huge garage that houses 11 cars.
7000 cars worth £5billion
With almost 7000 cars, the Sultan possess the world’s largest car collection that include over 600 Rolls Royce, 500 Mercedes, 450 Ferraris, 380 Bentleys, over 100 Koenigsegg, 21 Lamborghinis, 11 Aston Martins, 179 Jaguars and 209 BMWs. His £5billion (approx ₹43000 crore) collection also includes a 24-carat gold-plated silver Spur Limo used for Royal weddings.
Private jets decorated in gold
Not just cars, the Sultan is the proud owner of the £233 million (approx. ₹2000 crore) customised Boeing 747, with a living room and bedroom decorated in gold and crystals and washbasins of solid gold.
Apart from this, he also owns a customised Airbus worth £75m (approx. ₹649 crore) and a Boeing 767 worth £136m (approx. ₹1200 crore).
(PS: The figures are an approximate value calculated as per the current market price, which have been sourced from The Sun)
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