Recently it was reported that Sanjay Leela Bhansali was called by the Bandra police station for questioning about Sushant Singh Rajput’s sucide case.
SLB was asked about dropping Sushant from his Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela and Bajirao Mastani, due to which he fell into depression. Bhansali clarified that he neither dropped him from any film nor he replaced the actor. The filmmaker said that he met Sushant during his TV show Saraswatichandra in 2012. Sushant wasn’t chosen for the role, however the filmmaker was impressed by his performance.
Bhansali also admitted that in 2013 he approached Sushant for Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela and in 2015 for Bajirao Mastani. But things didn’t go well as Sushant was already in contract with Yash Raj Film and working for Paani. Due to Sushant’s busy schedule Bhansali and they couldn’t work together. And later he never approached Sushant for another film.
Bhansali stated that he had no idea about Sushant’s condition as he was not that close to him.