Anupam Kher refrains from slamming mentor Mahesh Bhatt in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case

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Sushant Singh Rajput passed away in June 14th. Many questions were raised on the factual aspect when it the actor was declared to have committed suicide. Bollywood biggies including Mahesh Bhatt were roped into the nepotism debate. Especially after advised Sushant through Rhea Chakraborty to treat his mental health issues.  Actor Anupam Kher spoke in defence of Mahesh Bhatt, “I am not blind, but I will not say anything.”

In an in interview with Times Now, Anupam spoke about Mahesh Bhatt saying, “I am thankful to him for what he has done for me. Till he one day comes and tells me, or till he is proven otherwise, I will want to give him the benefit of the doubt, only because of the background that I come from. I am not blind, but I will not say anything. I have been taught by my parents and grandparents to not bite the hands that feeds. I am grateful towards him.”

He added, “As an outsider it is very difficult to see what has happened. If none of us could figure it out, I don’t want to call him up and ask him what has happened. He is a person who likes to give advice, and he has given me advice so many times when I’ve reached out to him. Maybe the advice is right now being construed in such a manner that it is looking very strange and suspicious, but I think he doesn’t need my help, he will deal with his battles.”

Talking about Sushant, Anupam said, “The more I see his fitness, the more I see his carefree videos, the more I think: why will he commit suicide? It was not an overdose of drugs, he was not a druggie, it was not… So you are seeing videos from as recently as January 2020. I want to reach out to the millions of people who are lonely, go out and reach out to people who are quiet. I want to address mental health issues, but I feel we need closure in this case.”

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