Mumbai, August 27
Actor Rhea Chakraborty, who’s accused of abetting Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide by his household, has opened up about her relationship with the late actor on Thursday, denying that she was “residing off” his cash.
Chakraborty, alongside along with her relations, can be accused of misappropriating Rajput’s wealth by the actor’s household, however she dismissed the allegations in a TV interview.
After Mumbai Police, Enforcement Directorate and Central Bureau of Investigation are investigating varied angles within the actor’s dying.
Opening up about her much-talked-about Europe journey with the late Bollywood star, who died by suicide on June 14 in Mumbai, the younger actor mentioned in an interview to Aaj Tak that she was set to go to Paris on an expert task.
She mentioned it was Rajput’s concept to make a “Europe trip” about it and he cancelled the tickets booked by the corporate that was sponsoring her journey. She mentioned her brother joined them in Italy on the insistence of the late actor.
“He paid for the rest of the trip and the hotels. He wanted to and I didn’t have a problem with that. I had a problem with how much he was spending. But Sushant lived king-size, he was like that,” she mentioned, including that he as soon as went on a visit to Thailand together with his buddies and spent “Rs 70 lakh” on that trip.
“These were his lifestyle choices. Who are we to say how Sushant should live his life? He lived like a star, he loved it. It was his choice to take those men on that trip, did they also force him? No, I was not living off Sushant Singh Rajput’s money. We were living like a couple,” she advised senior journalist Rajdeep Sardesai.
Asked about why her brother Showik joined them on their Europe journey, Chakraborty mentioned all three of them had fashioned a synthetic intelligence firm known as Rhealytix, which was named after her and invested Rs 33,000 every within the agency.
The actor mentioned she was not on the checklist for his funeral as “his family members don’t like me”.
Chakraborty mentioned she needed to attend the funeral however dropped the concept on the suggestion of her buddies because the household didn’t need her there.
The actor mentioned her buddies advised her that “you will be ridiculed, you will be thrown out. You are already not in a sound mental state. Don’t come here”.
Chakraborty mentioned two of her buddies advised her to see his physique to get closure. She mentioned she noticed Rajput’s physique for three-four seconds “said sorry and touched his feet”.
“Yes, I said ‘Sorry babu’. When you see a dead person, what else will you say? I said sorry as he was no more. When you love someone and they die, you say sorry. Sorry that you aren’t here. Sorry that a joke has been made out of your death,” she mentioned.
Asked about allegations that she was controlling Rajput’s way of life and workers, Chakraborty rubbished them as “baseless” and a lot of the workers was both employed by Rajput and his sister Priyanka.
Asked when she acquired to find out about Rajput’s psychological situation or the truth that he was bipolar, Chakraborty mentioned it was throughout their Europe journey.
Rajput, she was advised, used to get claustrophobic throughout flights and took medicines.
“We landed in Paris first and he did not come out of his room for the primary three days. I questioned what the matter was. He was so excited that we’ll go to Paris in order that nobody recognises him. So that he may present me his actual self which was his enjoyable nature. That he may stroll on the streets, one thing which he couldn’t do in India.
“But he didn’t come out of his room. He was much better when we went to Switzerland next. He was high on energy and he had started getting out, he was happy,” she mentioned.
The actor mentioned once they went to Italy, they stayed in a gothic lodge and had “a weird dome-like structure and strange photos”.
Chakraborty talked about testing “but he didn’t listen to me”.
“After that, his condition started getting worse little by little. He didn’t want to come out of the room on the whole trip. I talked to him and he told me that he had an episode of depression in 2013,” he mentioned.
“Then he told me everything… that he was better after meeting the psychiatrist. He used to get anxiety attacks many times. But he had started feeling more depressed and worried. So we had to cut our trip short. If your partner is not feeling well, what else will you do? You’ll come back,” she mentioned.
Chakraborty mentioned her “media trial” was a “witch hunt”.
“Loving someone has become the most wanted crime,” she mentioned, including that she now simply needed to take a “deep breath” and have a traditional day along with her household the place somebody will not be dealing with an nervousness assault.
“This is a conspiracy to break me, my family. Kangana Ranaut ji said ‘it was a systematic breakdown of a fragile mind’, then what is it?” Chakraborty additionally claimed that Rajput didn’t share a very good relationship together with his father Okay Okay Singh.
Referring to her July 16 submit on Instagram the place she had tagged Home Minister Amit Shah, requesting for a CBI inquiry, Chakraborty mentioned she had cooperated with the Mumbai Police and was doing the identical with the Enforcement Directorate and CBI.
“Am I not allowed to prove my innocence?” Chakraborty requested, including that each one sorts of tales have been being made about her. PTI