Anupam Kher on Mahesh Bhatt: “I will give him the benefit of the doubt”

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Over two months on, Sushant Singh Rajput’s passing away continues to make the headlines with a number of individuals in the film industry being linked to the death. With Mahesh Bhatt having been questioned by police, actor Anupam Kher has come out in defence of the filmmaker.

“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,” Times Now reports the actor stating.

He went onto add, “As an outsider 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.”

When talking about Rajput’s case being a suicide, Kher expressed, “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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