Actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s untimely demise has sent shockwaves across the nation. The actor died of suicide and reportedly did not leave a note. As tributes have been pouring in for the actor, his best friend Mahesh Shetty penned a heartbreaking eulogy days after Sushant’s death.
In his letter, he recalled their 13 years of friendship that began from Pavitra Rishta days that marked Sushant Singh Rajput’s first leading role. He wrote, “Sometimes in life you meet someone and feel an instant connection as if you’ve known him all your life and you realise you don’t have to be born from the same womb to be brothers. This is how we met ..We met as brother. We hit if off over our love for food and long walks in Film City and didn’t realise when and how we became such an integral part of each other’s lives. Both introverts, both amazingly old fashioned when it came to our friendship, both living in a little private world of our own.”
Recalling their happier times, Shetty wrote, “So many memories, our journeys, our endless chats (he could talk about anything under the sun with equal conviction), food, films, books, nature, science, relations and lots of bakwaas… He was like a kid in a candy shop and that boundless energy laced with all the limitless dreams was always infectious. He made me feel loved. We shared a unique bond and I was always glad that our relationship never needed any public display of affection or a public validation. It was sacred for both of us. How I wish I had captured it all in a lot more pictures so at least I have had something to look back at now. But still, I’m thankful, at least I have the last 13 years’ journey filled with memories to cherish and hold on to for the rest of my life.”
Mahesh Shetty further said how heartbroken he is to know that he won’t get to see him again. “I never thought I’ll ever be writing all this for you brother. Here we were planning on our retirement farming dreams and now this… I somehow always knew that you were the blessed one… But never expected that he’d take you away so soon. I’ll always behold your legacy to heart and wouldn’t want it to go waste. I wish the world celebrates your life as much as your work. Feel as if there is a sudden void which will never be filled again. For every important event of our lives, we were always there for each other. How do you even explain if you suddenly lose a piece of your heart? How do you convince yourself to live with all the why’s, all the other hundreds of questions and what-ifs? I’m sorry but I’ll always hold so many grudges now. How I wish you would have opened up your heart completely. You knew that Shetty hai aur tere saath humesha rahega. Then why??? Baat to kar leta yaar !!! How I really wish that call would have come through kamini… Life can never be the same !!! I know how much you loved the stars… Dharti Maa Ki Kasam, I’ll be looking out for you every night brother”, he concluded.
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So much has been left unanswered and there’s so much more left to talk. I’ll tell you all about it, when I see you again !!!????
Mahesh Shetty’s team had released a statement after Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise, stating that the actor was grieving the loss and requested the media to give him some privacy. The actor even recorded his statement to Mumbai Police earlier this week.