Mumbai: In the context of Sushant Singh Rajput's death, filmmakers Aditya Chopra and Sanjay Leela Bhansali have recorded contradictory statements with Mumbai Police, as part of the ongoing investigation into the death of late actor.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali wanted Sushant Singh Rajput for "Bajirao mastani"
Bhansali reportedly told the police that he had approached Yash Raj Films (YRF) to allow Sushant to work in his directorial "Bajirao Mastani", which released in 2015. Sushant, at that point in time, was contract-bound with YRF. However, Bhansali recalled being told by YRF that Sushant's dates are unavailable because he was busy with their upcoming production, "Paani", reports indiatoday.in. The Shekhar Kapur directorial "Paani" eventually got shelved, reportedly due to creative between Kapur and Aditya Chopra.
YRF chairman Chopra, who recorded his statement at Versova Police Station on Saturday, on the other hand, said in his statement that his production house was "not" approached by Bhansali for permission to let Sushant work in "Bajirao Mastani".
Chopra has further said in his statement that YRF had allowed Sushant to sign the 2016 release, "MS Dhoni: The Untold Story", which means they never stopped the late actor from working with filmmakers outside the production house.
The Mumbai Police team is yet to ascertain who is lying.
Bhansali told Mumbai Police earlier this month that he had approached Sushant for four films including "Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela" (2013), "Bajirao Mastani" (2015) and "Padmaavat" (2018). The filmmaker had reportedly offered a fourth film to Sushant as well but it did not work out.
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