Sushant Singh Rajput (L), Rhea Chakraborty
Though NCB Deputy Director K.P.S. Malhotra confirmed the names, he denied media speculation of the agency having prepared a so-called ‘hit-list’ of over two dozen Bollywood personalities in connection with the probe.
Sara, 25, is the daughter of Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan and his first wife Amrita Singh, and had starred with Sushant in the Hindi blockbuster ‘Kedarnath’ in 2018, a romantic Hindi drama. The scion of the Pataudi royal family, she is the grand-daughter of late cricket legend and aristocrat M.A.K. Pataudi and his wife, Sharmila Tagore, and was part of the team which travelled to Bangkok after the film’s success. Rakul, 30, has acted in a bunch of Hindi and South Indian films, while Simone, 29, is a fashion designer and media personality.
Sushant was found dead at his Mumbai home on June 14. Initially, Mumbai Police had said it was a case of suicide. Prime accused and Sushant’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, and her brother Showik, are currently under arrest as part of investigation in the case. The death is being investigated by the CBI, Narcotics Control Bureau and Enforcement Directorate.