New Delhi: Kushal Zaveri, one of the directors of the popular daily soap Pavitra Rishta, on Thursday took to his Instagram to state that late Sushant Singh Rajput was unable to sleep at nights when he was accused of sexual harassment. This occurred in the wake of the #MeToo movement in October 2018.
Recalling the late actor’s state of mind, Zaveri detailed how Rajput suffered through this phase. He stayed with the actor back then and said that the actor suffered a lot when a section of media made allegations against him. They claimed that Rajput had misbehaved with Sanjana Sanghi (his Dil Bechara co-star). Disturbed Rajput spent four days of sleepless nights till Sanghi came out and actually denied all the allegations.
Zaveri captioned his post: “I am putting this here out not only for closure’s sake but to also find out if the people Sushant thought were targetting him Were actually behind this. #justiceforsushantsinghrajput.”
In his post he wrote, “I stayed with Sushant from July 2018 to Feb 2019… the most vulnerable I have seen him was during the #metoo movement in Oct 2018… the electronic media was targeting him without any solid proof… We tried our best to contact Sanjana Sanghi but it seems she was in the USA and was not available for any comment (strange coincidence). Sushant knew back of his mind who was targetting him but didn’t have proof to call them out… I remember how Sushant couldn’t sleep for 4 nights waiting for Sanjana to clear the allegations… Finally, she cleared his name on the 5th day and it all seemed like a hard-earned victory as if the battle was over.”
Additionally, it was Pavitra Rishta that made Rajput and his character Manav Deshmukh a household name on television. This was well before Bollywood stardom beckoned the late actor.
Meanwhile, the CBI on Thursday filed an FIR in Rajput’s death case against actor Rhea Chakraborty and her family members Indrajit Chakraborty, Sandhya Chakraborty, and Showik Chakraborty. Apart from family members, a case has also been registered against Rhea’s associates Samuel Miranda and Shruti Modi.
The development comes a day after the Centre issued a notification to hand over the probe to CBI on the recommendation by the Bihar government. The FIR is based on the one registered by the Bihar police in Patna.