Sushant Singh's Death Case : Mahesh Bhatt says he had met Sushant S Rajput only twice, never asked Rhea Chakraborty to leave him

"I don't support nepotism. I have given so many newcomers their first chance. I have met Sushant Singh in person only twice -- once in 2018 about my book and again in 2020," Bhatt informed the police.

Sushant Singh's Death Case : Mahesh Bhatt says he had met Sushant S Rajput only twice, never asked Rhea Chakraborty to leave him
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Mumbai police has been investigating the suicide of Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput and has questioned several personalities from B-Town in connection with the actor's unfortunate demise, including actress Rhea Chakraborty, director-producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali, producer Aditya Chopra and several others.

On Monday, Bollywood director Mahesh Bhatt, was spotted leaving the Santa Cruz Police Station after recording his statement with the police in connection with Rajput's death. According to the news agency ANI, Bhatt revealed to the police that he had met the deceased actor only twice in his life - once in 2018 and then in 2020.

"I don't support nepotism. I have given so many newcomers their first chance. I have met Sushant Singh in person only twice -- once in 2018 about my book and again in 2020," Bhatt informed the police.

The 'Sadak' filmmaker dismissed the rumours of him asking Rhea to leave Rajput and called them 'baseless'. "I have never said anything to Rhea about leaving Sushant or anything like that. Rumours about this are baseless," he said.

"Casting Sushant in "Sadak 2" did not work out for some reason but it's not true that Sushant had asked to cast Rhea opposite him and that is why he was dropped from Sadak 2. It not true," Bhatt clarified.

Television actor Mahesh Shetty, casting director Mukesh Chhabra, business manager Shruti Modi, PR manager Ankita Tehlani, actor Rhea Chakraborty, two former employees of Yash Raj Films, among others have also recorded their statement.

Sushant Singh Rajput passed away due to suicide June 14 at his Bandra residence. A few days back, his ladylove Rhea took to her Instagram handle to requested the authorities for a CBI investigation. She wrote, "Respected @amitshahofficial sir , I’m sushant Singh Rajputs girlfriend Rhea chakraborty, it is now over a month since his sudden demise. I have complete faith in the government , however in the interest of justice , I request you with folded hands to initiate a CBI enquiry into this matter . I only want to understand what pressures prompted Sushant to take this step."

Source : India.com