'Shocked beyond words': Bollywood mourns Sushant Singh Rajput's death
Condolences from Bollywood colleagues continued to pour in all through Sunday, as the news of Sushant Singh Rajputs death became known. The actor was found hanging in his residence by his maid on Sunday morning.
From superstars Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan, to co-stars and colleagues including Varun Dhawan, Disha Patani, Anushka Sharma, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Kiara Advani, to filmmakers including Karan Johar, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Ekta Kapoor, everyone expressed shock while remembering the "young", "talented" and "wonderful" actor on social media.
"He loved me so much... I will miss him so much. His energy, enthusiasm and his full happy smile. May Allah bless his soul and my condolences to his near and dear ones. This is extremely sad....and so shocking," Shah Rukh tweeted along with an image in which he can be seen sharing smiles with the late actor.
Paying condolences to Sushant, Hrithik Roshan tweeted: "Deeply saddened and shocked to hear about Sushant. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones. He had so much life in him. Extremely disheartening news."
Deeply saddened and shocked to hear about Sushant. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones. He had so much life in him . Extremely disheartening news.— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) June 14, 2020
Varun Dhawan recalled the memorable time spent with Sushant. "I really can't believe this. Sushant was a wonderful actor and I still remember the times I spent with him. His performance always inspired me. Deepest condolences to his fans and family. RIP #SushantSinghRajput," he wrote.
Anushka Sharma, who shared screen space with Sushant in "PK", wrote: "Sushant, you were too young and brilliant to have gone so soon. I'm so sad and upset knowing that we lived in an environment that could not help you through any troubles you may have had. May your soul rest in peace." Along with the post, she shared a few stills from "PK".
Sushant, you were too young and brilliant to have gone so soon. I'm so sad and upset knowing that we lived in an environment that could not help you through any troubles you may have had. May your soul rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/RzLrdJ4keX— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) June 14, 2020
Jacqueline Fernandez posted a video of a dance performance with Sushant. The actress, who co-starred with the late actor in the digital film "Drive", wrote: "Sush... I'm so sorry... RIP."
Karan Johar, who produced "Drive" posted a long, emotional note on Instagram. "I blame myself for not being in touch with you for the past year..... I have felt at times like you may have needed people to share your life with...but somehow I never followed up on that feeling...will never make that mistake again". Read Karan Johar's full post here.
Saif Ali Khan wrote: "He was way too young with talent and intelligence and a whole life ahead. Terrible that he felt that this was the way out. Very very sad."
Producer Ekta Kapoor, who introduced Sushant as the lead actor in the hit TV show "Pavitra Rishta", has posted a screenshot of her last conversation with Sushant on Instagram. "Not fair Sushi. One week everything changed. Not fair my baby," Ekta wrote.
Not fair Sushi! One week everything changed! Not fair my baby! pic.twitter.com/aEnWaOlrXR— Ekta Kapoor (@ektarkapoor) June 14, 2020
Sidharth Malhotra remembered Sushant as a "fellow colleague with such good work backing him. "Gone to soon, rest in peace bro. My prayer with his family and loved ones #SushantSinghRajput," he added.
Filmmaker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari spoke about her future plans with Sushant which they had discussed together.
"We had to discuss so many more unread books. Speak about biomimicry. So much more to explore in life. Why my dear one. Why God. So many more unread books. Speak about biomimicry. So much more to explore in life. Why my dear one. Why God," Ashwini tweeted.
Earlier in the day, expressing his grief, actor Riteish Deshmukh wrote, "Shocked beyond words #SushantSinghRajput no more .... deeply saddened."
Shocked beyond words !!!! #SushantSinghRajput no more .... deeply saddened!!— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) June 14, 2020
Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who couldn't believe the news, wrote, "I can't believe this at all... it's shocking... a beautiful actor and a good friend... it's disheartening .#RestInPeace my friend," Nawazuddin posted.
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Extending condolences to the family, actor Shahid Kapoor wrote: "Just heard the shocking news about Sushant. My deepest condolences to his family. May god give them strength. I still find it hard to absorb."
Just heard the shocking news about @itsSSR. My deepest condolences to his family. May god give them strength. I still find it hard to absorb.— Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) June 14, 2020
Raveena Tandon, who found herself speechless, wrote, "Extremely shocked and saddened to hear about #SushantSinghRajput's demise. Speechless. A tragedy. So young and so talented,he had miles to go...rest in peace dearest sushant."
Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowarikar wrote, "Stunned!! Don't have words to express. Why??!? #SushantSinghRajput"
Actor Abhishek Bachchan tweeted: "This is just so shocking. A wonderful talent. RIP Sushant."
This is just so shocking. A wonderful talent. RIP Sushant— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) June 14, 2020
"Absolutely heartbroken by this news. Not someone I met or knew personally but this really hits you in the gut. So talented and so young. RIP #SushantSinghRajput," wrote Dulquer Salman.
Absolutely heartbroken by this news. Not someone I met or knew personally but this really hits you in the gut. So talented and so young. RIP #SushantSinghRajput— dulquer salmaan (@dulQuer) June 14, 2020
Swara Bhasker tweeted: "No No No!!!!! Horrible heartbreaking news of the passing of #SushantSinghRajput ! Shocking and sad beyond words! Goodbye Sushant.. you were such a wonderful performer and had such a long long way to go! Don't know what you were going through but I'm sorry for your suffering," she added.
No No No!!!!! Horrible heartbreaking news of the passing of #SushantSinghRajput ! Shocking & sad beyond words!!! Goodbye Sushant.. you were such a wonderful performer and had such a long long way to go! Don’t know what you were going through but I’m sorry for your suffering! pic.twitter.com/OcnSmtxwxh— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) June 14, 2020
Actor Jimmy Sheirgill tweeted: "Shocked ..saddened .. not an age to go ..not a way to go .. tragic .. #ripsushantsinghrajput."
Shocked ..saddened .. not an age to go ..not a way to go .. tragic .. #ripsushantsinghrajput— Jimmy sheirgill (@jimmysheirgill) June 14, 2020
"A pain in my gut as I write this, was between a fan and a friend. Such a lovely talented young man you were #sushantsinghrajput and you decided to go away so soon. condolences to the family, can’t imagine what they must be going through. can’t even begin to imagine what you must have gone through," wrote Neha Dhupia.
Ve a pain in my gutt as I write this,was between a fan and a friend.Such a lovely talented young man u were #sushantsinghrajput n u decided to go away so soon.condolences to the family,can’t imagine what they must b goin thru. can’t even begin to imagine wt u must ve gone thru pic.twitter.com/ojjcqcMs6U— Neha Dhupia (@NehaDhupia) June 14, 2020
Sadly, the news of Sushant's death comes within days after the news of his former manager Disha Salian's death. Reportedly, he was not in a good state of mind.
After starting his career with television, where he gave an award-winning performance in soap opera Pavitra Rishta, Sushant made his Bollywood debut with Kai Po Che! (2013). The actor was last seen in Chhichhore (2019) but the one performance with which he touched millions of hearts was when he played the titular role in biopic M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016).
Wtf .. this is not true .. https://t.co/RzYSkegt4i— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) June 14, 2020
Success in 2020 will not be measured by career, wealth, education, reputation,— Apurva (@Apurvasrani) June 14, 2020
relationships or fame. Sucess today means simply being alive. Just being able to breathe in that greedy, dirty shit-storm out there, while still holding on to hope, that is our success. #SushantSingh
Deeply saddened. My heart goes out to Sushants family at this time. Reminiscing and cherishing every moment of our Dhoni shoot. Can’t believe this.. gone too too soon— Kiara Advani (@advani_kiara) June 14, 2020
Honestly this news has left me shocked and speechless...I remember watching #SushantSinghRajput in Chhichhore and telling my friend Sajid, its producer how much I’d enjoyed the film and wish I’d been a part of it. Such a talented actor...may God give strength to his family— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) June 14, 2020