Popular Bollywood filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali was interrogated by the Mumbai Police on Monday in connection with actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. The ‘Padmaavat’ director arrived at Bandra Police Station on Monday morning to give his statement. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s questioning went on for nearly two hours at the Bandra police station.
“The statement of Bhansali centered around his (Bhansali’s) conversation with Rajput after the film/s fell through because of the earlier contractual conditions,” an officer privy to the probe was quoted by Mumbai Mirror.
As per recent reports, The filmmaker had reportedly approached Sushant for ‘Goliyon Ki Raas Leela – Ram Leela’. Sushant was later dropped from the film and was replaced by Ranveer Singh.
According to a news portal, a police officer revealed that in his statement Sanjay Leela Bhansali denied dropping Sushant from any of his films. The filmmaker reportedly told the police that he wanted Sushant Singh Rajput’s full attention, but the actor was busy and had refused, post which SLB did not ask him again.
Bhansali was reportedly questioned for nearly two hours and was asked 20 questions, prepared by the investigation team.
Meanwhile, Mumbai Police has, over the past weeks, also recorded statements of Sushant’s family, staff, a few of his friends, and rumoured girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, besides filmmaker Mukesh Chhabra and actress Sanjana Sanghi who worked with the late actor in his upcoming last film “Dil Bechara”.
Sushant Singh Rajput was found hanging in his Mumbai residence on June 14. The actor’s post-mortem report stated his death was a suicide.