Even as former Maharashtra chief minister and BJP leader Narayan Rane accused the state government of trying to save “someone” in connection with the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, Aaditya Thackeray broke his silence on the issue and said he is not in anyway connected to the actor's death.
There were rumours of a “young Maharashtra minister” attending a party at the late actor's residence a few days before the actor's death. Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut too had insinuated this in a tweet in which she said, "Everyone knows but no one can take his name, Karan Johar’s best friend and world’s best CM’s best son, lovingly called baby penguin, Kangana is saying if I found hanging in my house, please know I did not commit suicide."
In a statement, Aaditya Thackeray dubbed the rumours "dirty politics" and added that such rumours are started by people who are envious of the success and popularity of the Maharashtra government.
He said some people are trying to tarnish the image of himself and the Thackeray family and added that this is owing to their frustration due to political failure. Dubbing the attempts to politicise the actor's death a "blot on humanity," he said he has nothing to do with the matter whatsoever.
He pointed out that Bollywood is an integral part of Mumbai and said he shares a rapport with many Bollywood personalities, but that is not a crime.
Aaditya Thackeray said Sushant Singh Rajput's death is "unfortunate and equally shocking," and added that those who have no faith in the law are trying to create doubt and derail the probe.
He dared those making allegations to come forward and submit whatever evidence they posses to the Mumbai Police. "Stop dreaming that you can defame the Thackeray family or government by making baseless allegations," he said.