A couple of days back, Bollywood lost another actor to suicide, Sandeep Nahar, who starred in films such as MS Dhoni and Kesari. Sandeep left a long note on Facebook, saying he can't take it anymore as he's being tortured by his wife and mother-in-law. He also spoke about the pressure of being in the industry. And now, Sandeep's MS Dhoni co-star and his good friend Jitin Gulati spoke to a leading daily.
"This is a difficult time for us. Sushant Singh Rajput died last year, and now he. Sandeep and I were friends, but the last time I met him was two years ago, before he got married. He had in fact invited me for his birthday at his home on December 25, last year. Just over a month ago! Since there was a night curfew in Mumbai, none of us could go and he understood that. He loved having people over. What happened has shaken me up. As soon as I saw the video, I immediately dialled the police help line (100). They responded and wanted his address. So I called up on Sandeep’s number 3-4 times. I tried calling from another number after that, not mine. I am not sure if it was his wife, but some woman answered the phone and there was chaos all around and all I could hear was someone saying, ‘He is fine’. However, I soon found out that he was no more. It is extremely hard to come to terms with it," reveals Jitin.
Talking about the torture Sandeep referred to in his long video talk, Jitin added, "I wasn’t aware of that as he didn’t say anything, but what you see on social media may not always be true. That man endured a lot. I was aware of his struggles. He conquered it all, but I guess this was his breaking point."