Mumbai Police on Tuesday recorded a statement of journalist and film critic Rajeev Masand in the actor Sushant Singh Rajput suicide case, an official said. Masand was questioned for more than eight hours at Bandra police station about various issues including the ratings he had given to Sushant’s films and some`blind articles’, the official said.
There are reports that suggest that Masand has been in the eye of netizens ever since the unfortunate demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Many people have pointed out that Masand constantly humiliated and berated Sushant through his blinds in a weekly column.
Blind articles or items are typically gossip reports where identities of the people involved are not revealed. He was also asked about possible reasons behind the actor’s depression, the police official added. Sushant Singh (34) was found hanging at his apartment in Mumbai on June 14.
No suicide note was found. Among other things, the police are investigating if professional rivalry had anything to do with Sushant Singh’s death, the official said.
Masand left the police station around 8 pm.