Sushant Singh’s death: Kangana Ranaut summoned by Mumbai police

Kangana is currently at her home in Manali

72-Kangana-Ranaut Kangana Ranaut | PTI

Mumbai Police has summoned actress Kangana Ranaut in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.               

The actress, who is currently at her home in Manali, has been asked to appear before the Bandra police to record her statement, NDTV reported. Kangana has been openly criticising the ‘Bollywood mafia’ for pushing Sushant to take an extreme step. Sushant died by suicide on June 14.

The police have so far questioned Bollywood personalities including casting director Mukesh Chhabra, Yash Raj Films (YRF) Chairman Aditya Chopra, YRFs casting director Shanoo Sharma and film critic Rajeev Masand. Sushant’s friend and actress Rhea Chakraborty’s statement was also recorded.

Hitting out at the 'movie mafia' in Bollywood, in a recent interview with Republic TV, Kangana had accused Yash Raj Films of sabotaging Sushant's career by denying him films. She called out Aditya Chopra of systematically denying Sushant work.

Sushant's suicide has triggered a debate on social media and otherwise on rampant nepotism and 'lobbying' in Bollywood. Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has ruled out CBI probe into the case. 

Sushant’s last film Dil Bechara will premiere on Disney + Hotstar at 7.30pm on Friday. The directorial debut of casting director Mukesh Chhabra, the film also features Sanjana Sanghi, Swastika Mukherjee, Saif Ali Khan and Jaaved Jaaferi.