Popular Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput found dead

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who started as a TV actor, made his Bollywood debut in 2013 with ‘Kai Po Che.’ (AFP file photo)
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Updated 14 June 2020

Popular Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput found dead

  • Police say 34-year-old actor was found hanging in his apartment in suburban Bandra
  • ‘Sushant Singh Rajput...a bright young actor gone too soon’

NEW DELHI: Popular Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his Mumbai residence on Sunday, Press Trust of India news agency and other media outlets reported.
Initial reports citing Mumbai police said the 34-year-old actor was found hanging in his apartment in suburban Bandra.
Rajput, who started as a TV actor, made his Bollywood debut in 2013 with director Abhishek Kapoor in “Kai Po Che,” based on the book by Chetan Bhagat.
Social media was flooded with condolences for the actor, with many reacting to the news with disbelief.
“Sushant Singh Rajput...a bright young actor gone too soon,” Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted. “He excelled on TV and in films. His rise in the world of entertainment inspired many and he leaves behind several memorable performances. Shocked by his passing away. My thoughts are with his family and fans. Om Shanti.”
Bollywood star Akshay Kumar wrote on Twitter, “Honestly this news has left me shocked and speechless.”
“I can’t believe this at all ... it’s shocking ... a beautiful actor and a good friend ... it’s disheartening,” actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui tweeted.
Rajput played former Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the 2016 film “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story.” Among his other movies are “Kedarnath, Sonchiriya” (Golden Bird) and “Raabta” (Connection).
He was last seen in the Netflix film “Drive.”
Mumbai, India’s financial hub and home to Bollywood, has been grappling with the coronavirus pandemic, which has brought the business of entertainment to a complete halt in the country.


Kim Kardashian and Kanye West ‘seem much happier’ after family trip 

Updated 10 August 2020

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West ‘seem much happier’ after family trip 

DUBAI: US rapper Kanye West and his wife, reality TV star Kim Kardashian, returned from their private family vacation in the Dominican Republic this week and they “both seem much happier,” People magazine reported. 

The celebrity couple took the trip last week to try to save their marriage. 

Problems between the parents-of-four started after the 43-year-old rapper announced he was running for the US presidency in 2020. Following a series of Twitter rants last month, the singer revealed he has been trying to divorce his wife.

A source close to the couple told the publication: “They had a good family week in the Dominican Republic. They are continuing the family vacation in Colorado. Kim and Kanye are getting along. They both seem much happier.”

On Friday, West shared a heart-warming video on Twitter of himself dancing with his eldest daughter North during their trip.