PeepingMoon Exclusive: Sanjana Sanghi called by police; will she be asked about #MeToo allegations against Sushant on ‘Dil Bechara’ sets?

Actress Sanjana Sanghi, who co-stars with Sushant Singh Rajput in his last film Dil Bechara that’s getting a web release through Disney +Hotstar, has been called today by the Bandra police that is investigating the actor’s suicide.

Sources say that the police might inquire into the #MeToo accusation that Sanjana was supposed to have leveled against Sushant during the making of this film. It is believed to have caused the actor considerable distress and might possibly have also been a major reason for him to plunge into deep and dark depression.

It may be recalled that this happened at the height of the #MeToo movement in 2018. When the film was already in controversy because its debutant director, the choreographer Mukesh Chhabra, had also been accused of sexual harassment and had to step down from the film.

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At that time Dil Bechara was being filmed under the title Kizie Aur Manny. But the charges against Chhabra were found to be unsubstantiated and after getting a clean chit, he was buoyantly back to directing his stalled romantic drama. However, it was Sushant’s turn to be called out in the #MeToo movement next, and this time believably by his lovely co-star Sanjana.

Sushant was reported to be deeply affected by media reports of this and had apparently tried his best to contact Sanjana and confront her with the allegation. But the actress vanished and her hero suffered his agonies alone but not without lashing out on Twitter. Sushant said, “The last thing worth doing is to defend yourself of the fiction created by an agenda.”

A still from Sushant Singh Rajput's and Sanjana Sanghi's Dil Bechara

Sanjana, who was reportedly abroad, returned to end her silence and clear the air by saying on Twitter that the stories of on-the-set harassment she faced by Sushant were baseless and unfounded. “I’d like to clarify that no such incident took place with me. Let’s put an end to these conjectures.” But the damage had been done and the co-stars finished Dil Bechara less cordial than what they were before.

Now with the police investigating every possible angle that could be another reason to explain why Sushant committed suicide, it is likely that the #MeToo controversy on the sets of Dil Bechara involving Sanjana might come up today when the actress gives her statement. Interestingly, just yesterday Disney +Hotstar announced the film was up for an OTT release with a slate of other exciting big budget Bollywood films.