New Delhi: Actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s last rites were held at the Pawan Hans crema.torium in Mumbai on Monday. Mr Rajput, 34, was found de’ad at home on Sunday; police say he di’ed by suici..de. Mr Rajput’s funeral was attended by his family – his father arrived hours earlier from their hometown Patna. Some of Mr Rajput’s friends from the film industry also attended – actress Kriti Sanon, who starred with him in Raabta, his Chhichhore co-stars Shraddha Kapoor and Varun Sharma, actor Vivek Oberoi, and director Abhishek Kapoor and wife Pragya. Mr Kapoor directed Sushant Singh Rajput in two films, including his debut Kai Po Che!
Mr Rajput’s Kai Po Che! co-star Rajkummar Rao was also at the funeral, as were casting director Mukesh Chhabra and TV star Krystle D’Souza. Also present were Ranvir Shorey, who tweeted a powerful denouncement of “inherited privilege” in Bollywood after Mr Rajput’s de/ath, Raabta director Dinesh Vijan, actor Jackky Bhagnani, singer Udit Narayan and politician Sanjay Nirupam.
Actress Rhea Chakraborty, a close friend of Sushant Singh Rajput, was pictured earlier at Cooper Hospital, where the actor was taken for a post-mortem. Ms Chakraborty will be interviewed by the police as part of their investigation, news agency ANI reports. No sui..cide note was found at Mr Rajput’s home, according to news agency PTI.
Sushant Singh Rajput, a stu..dent of engineering before dropping out to become an actor, rose to fame after starring on the TV soap Pavitra Rishta, produced by Ekta Kapoor. He made his film debut in 2013’s Kai Po Che! directed by Abhishek Kapoor, who also cast him in 2018 hit Kedarnath. Mr Rajput’s credits include Aamir Khan’s PK, Sonchiriya, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story and Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! He was last seen in the Netflix film Drive and had a film ready to release called Dil Bechara.