MUMBAI (AFP) — Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty has been arrested for allegedly shopping for medication for her former boyfriend, the actor Sushant Singh Rajput, whose suicide sparked a media storm in India.
Rajput, 34, was discovered useless in June in his Mumbai house — with police saying he took his personal life. A star with many hit motion pictures to his title, his suicide initially triggered a debate over psychological well being within the multibillion-dollar business.
However Rajput’s household disputed stories that he suffered from melancholy and accused Chakraborty, 28, of stealing his cash and harassing him. She has strongly denied the allegations.
Chakraborty was arrested on Tuesday. The police have additionally detained others in reference to the case together with her brother and a member of Rajput’s home workers.
India’s prime anti-crime company, the Central Bureau of Investigation, has been probing his dying since final month. The Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB) was trying into the star’s consumption of hashish.
“We shall be opposing bail petitions” for all suspects, NCB Director Mutha Ashok Jain informed reporters. The actress has been remanded to judicial custody till September 22.
The investigation has grabbed headlines for months, with the media intently following the back-and-forth allegations between Rajput’s household and Chakraborty.
Some celebrities together with actress Sonam Kapoor and director Anurag Kashyap accused TV channels of finishing up a “witch hunt” in opposition to Chakraborty.
Born within the jap state of Bihar, Rajput stop engineering research to pursue a profession in performing and dance.
He obtained his huge break in 2013 with “Kai Po Che,” a movie about cricket, love, and politics that received acclaim on the Berlin movie pageant.
He was additionally lauded for his portrayal of Indian cricket hero Mahendra Singh Dhoni in successful 2016 biopic.
In an interview with AFP that 12 months, Rajput spoke of the emotional rollercoaster he skilled whereas filming the film, which portrayed the heartbreak suffered by Dhoni when the cricketer’s girlfriend died.
“After we did the preparation, in my head I used to be him and every part that was occurring was really affecting me,” he mentioned.
Rajput’s final movie was a Hindi remake of the Hollywood romance “The Fault in Our Stars,” titled “Dil Bechara” (“Poor Coronary heart”), which was launched in July.
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