Bollywood: Sushant Singh Rajput: actor’s death fuels media frenzy in India

Bollywood star’s tragic story has spiralled into a national obsession, with his girlfriend at its centre

South Asia correspondent – 12 Sep 2020 – The GUARDIAN

Sushant Singh Rajput

For 90 days, the death of a young Bollywood star has transfixed India.

The story that began in June, when the actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his Mumbai apartment, was initially one of grief and tragedy. Police ruled that he had killed himself.

Yet the spectacle it has morphed into since – involving misogyny, drugs, money, media witch-hunts, feuds, police leaks, federal investigations, state elections and the arrest of a Bollywood star – has become an unprecedented national obsession, with everyone from senior politicians to Amnesty International wading in.

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