Anupam Kher defends Mahesh Bhatt, says “I want to give him benefit of doubt”

Actor Anupam Kher finally opens about Sushant Singh Rajput’s tragic death, defends filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt.

Actor Anupam Kher finally opened about his views on Sushant Singh Rajput‘s tragic death. In an interview, he said that the late actor was full of positivity and he wouldn’t have taken his own life. He even went on to defend his mentor Mahesh Bhatt.

In an interview with Times Now, Anupam said, “The more I see his fitness, the more I see his carefree videos, the more I think: why will he commit suicide? It was not an overdose of drugs, he was not a druggie, it was not… So you are seeing videos from as recently as January 2020. I want to reach out to the millions of people who are lonely, go out and reach out to people who are quiet. I want to address mental health issues, but I feel we need closure in this case.”


When asked about his experience of working with the late actor in the movie MS Dhoni : The Untold Story, he opened up about their conversations. He told that Sushant used to ask him about his experiences in Hollywood and what is the difference between working here and abroad.

Mahesh Bhatt, is currently under the surveillance for being involved in Sushant’s death. It was reported that through Rhea Chakraborty, he asked the actor to seek for mental treatment. When Anupam Kher was asked about his views on the filmmaker, he said, “I am thankful to him for what he has done for me. Till he one day comes and tells me, or till he is proven otherwise, I will want to give him the benefit of the doubt, only because of the background that I come from. I am not blind, but I will not say anything. I have been taught by my parents and grandparents to not bite the hands that feeds. I am grateful towards him.”

He added, “As an outsider it is very difficult to see what has happened. If none of us could figure it out, I don’t want to call him up and ask him what has happened. He is a person who likes to give advice, and he has given me advice so many times when I’ve reached out to him. Maybe the advice is right now being construed in such a manner that it is looking very strange and suspicious, but I think he doesn’t need my help, he will deal with his battles.”

Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his Bandra Apartment on 14th June.