Bollywood producer Sandip Ssingh, who had claimed he shared a detailed bond with late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, drew flak when the household of the late actor mentioned they didn’t know him, and it emerged that Ssingh didn’t even meet or name Rajput in nearly a 12 months earlier than his loss of life on June 14. Ssingh has now launched WhatsApp chats with Rajput and his household, claiming he did this to clear his stand.
When IANS caught up with Ssingh, he had his rationalization prepared on why he was not in contact with Rajput.
“He was a star. He was doing ‘Chhichhore’ and ‘Dil Bechara’. From January 2019 onwards I began casting for ‘PM Narendra Modi’. Is joke? Was I making a comedy movie? It was a giant accountability. What occurred through the movie’s launch, all people is aware of. I went via trauma. So I used to be busy with my work and he was busy together with his, however that does not imply we did not care about one another. We might have related as soon as we had been free,” claimed Ssingh.
He additionally mentioned that he made the chats public, as a result of his silence made him fall prey to a media trial and widespread criticism.
“My household is asking me to depart Mumbai, my society individuals are asking me to depart the society as a result of because the final 20 days the media is crowding in entrance of my constructing and banging on my automobile at any time when I am going out. Persons are chasing me on the airport. Why?” he ranted.
Which brings up the hearsay that he’s allegedly planning to fly to the UK. “I feel that could be a very small allegation. There are greater allegations towards me, from a BJP chief, and a Congress chief — about molestation, about me being a assassin, about me being a planner, a drug peddler, all these rumours. On daily basis there was a brand new allegation towards me, which has introduced me into despair. It has damaged my confidence and affected my household,” he mentioned.
With questions being raised on Sandip Ssingh’s “goal” of being current at Rajput’shouse on the day of his loss of life, and making a name to the ambulance driver two days after Sushant’s demise on June 16, Sssingh declares that if such perspective continues, “we’ll quickly lose religion in humanity.”
“Why? As a result of I did a mistake of going to my pal’s home once I heard the information? And stood by his household after they had been in Patna, Chandigarh and the US, and (Sushant’s sister) Meetu didi was alone at house? My mistake was to not suppose like others who didn’t come to his home, hospital or funeral? Is it a criminal offense to help his household? In lockdown, in corona I went all out. I’m a Bihari, and once we see even a stranger’s physique being carried, we provide a shoulder, and Sushant he was my pal,” Ssingh asserted.
He added: “I additionally went to Irrfan’s funeral. I additionally went to Sridevi, Yash Chopra, Jagjit Singh and Shammi Kapoor’s funerals. I’ve been within the trade for the final 20 years, and have made mates. Ought to I not respect such relationships?”
If Ssingh has now made his WhatsApp texts with the late actor and his household public, why was he silent until now?
“I used to be ashamed of releasing on social media my chats with Sushant and Meetu didi. It’s the worst factor one might do, however I had no possibility. I’ve been silent for thus many days, listening to abuses. Who gave folks the fitting to abuse my mom and sister? That’s the reason I obtained indignant and determined to come back out and converse,” Ssingh mentioned, including: “Individuals have written I’ve connections with Dawood. If that is true then the place is the cash? Why am I asking different folks to fund my movies? “
Ssingh believes a “particular person like Sushant can by no means commit suicide” as a result of he was “jolly, joyful and clever”. Nonetheless, he’s non-committal once we requested if he suspects foul play within the actor’s loss of life.
“That is what the federal government is after. That is what the CBI is looking for out. We should always wait as a substitute of arriving at judgements. That’s precisely what individuals are doing to me,” he mentioned.
He added: “My household thinks my profession is over. I pray no person goes via what my household and I went via these final months. I’m not capable of eat, sleep, work and even step outdoors my home. The precise lockdown has began for me solely now. For days now, the media is standing proper outdoors my home and I do not know deal with all this stuff.”