One of the biggest stars in Bollywood, Sushant Singh Rajput, has been found dead in his apartment in Mumbai. The 34-year-old is believed to have taken his own life, Mumbai police said.
Popular for his acting in both TV and film, Rajput is perhaps best known for MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, where he played the legendary cricketer. Many have been paying tributes to Rajput, including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who called him “a bright young actor gone too soon”.
Rajput’s death comes just days after that of his former manager.
Sushant Singh Rajput…a bright young actor gone too soon. He excelled on TV and in films. His rise in the world of entertainment inspired many and he leaves behind several memorable performances. Shocked by his passing away. My thoughts are with his family and fans. Om Shanti.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 14, 2020
The actor’s last film was Chhichhore, which was released last year.
In his last post to his 10.2 million Instagram followers on 3 June, Rajput posted a picture of his late mother, who died in 2002, when he was a teenager, according to India’s PTI news agency. He wrote: “Blurred past evaporating from teardrops”.