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Sushant Singh Rajput’s Hometown Purnea Renames A Road After The Late Actor


Fans of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput have kept social media abuzz ever since the Chhichhore star died by suicide in his home in Bandra, Mumbai, on June 14 morning. Discussing his on-screen and off-screen personality and career, demanding a CBI investigation into his sudden demise amidst speculations that Bollywood reportedly refused to help him despite knowing of his long battle with depression, while also celebrating the actor’s last film Dil Bechara that will, unfortunately, skip theatrical release and hit Disney+ Hotstar on July 24.

In Sushant’s memory, the municipal corporation of his hometown, Purnea, Bihar, has renamed a road and a famous roundabout in the town incorporating his name, on July 9. The Ford company roundabout has been named Sushant Singh Rajput’s Chowk and the road that goes from Madhubani to Mata Chowk has been renamed as Sushant Singh Rajput Road. A video of the inauguration was viral yesterday, where people were seen crowding near the board to witness the change.

Mayor Savita Devi has reportedly said that the renaming is in a small way paying tribute to the Kai Po Che! star. She has also reportedly written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding a CBI inquiry about the case, much like his fans. It is noteworthy that anchor-actor Shekhar Suman also met with Bihar Chief Minister for the same, last month.

While fans are still mourning the loss of the actor, they were also elated by the news.

Two weeks ago, Sushant’s family had also put out a statement thanking fans for their love and to announce that they would be turning his house into a memorial with his possessions for visitors to drop by. They also announced that they would be setting up a foundation, ‘Sushant Singh Rajput Foundation’ to help upcoming talent in the fields of cinema, sports, and science.

Read: Sushant Singh Rajput’s Family Pens A Moving Letter On His Legacy

Meanwhile, Sushant’s Dil Bechara had its title track drop yesterday followed by the entire album by AR Rahman. Fans have been raving about the album with the title track, which is believed to have been filmed in one shot, topping the list. The last song that featured Sushant is said to have been choreographed for free by Farah Khan.

The trailer that dropped on July 6 has raked in more than 66 million views and has gone on to become the most liked video on Youtube surpassing Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War which had 3.6 million likes. The trailer got a whopping 4.8 million likes within a day and now stands at 9.8 million likes.

Helmed by renowned casting director Mukesh ChhabraDil Bechara is the official remake of Hollywood romantic drama The Fault In Our Stars. Bankrolled by Fox Star Studios, the film will stream on Disney+ Hotstar VIP on July 24 for both subscribers and non-subscribers in memory of the late actor. The film costars Sanjana Sanghi.

Read: Sushant Singh Rajput And Sanjana Sanghi Leave You With Mixed Feelings In The ‘Dil Bechara’ Trailer; Out Now

Watch the Dil Bechara trailer here:

Read: Sushant Singh Rajput Obit: A Bollywood Star, ‘A Photon In A Double-Slit’

Also Read: Sushant Singh Rajput: An Elegy For An Artist Lost

If you (or anyone you know) need assistance overcoming suicidal thoughts, here are a few helpline numbers.

Tamil Nadu:

State health department suicide helpline number: 104

Sneha Suicide Prevention Centre: 044-24640050

Andhra Pradesh:

Life Suicide Prevention Helpline: 78930-78930

Roshni Helplines: 9166202000/ 9127848584


Sahai: 24-hour helpline numbers: 080- 65000111, 080-65000222


Maithri helpline: 0484-2540530

Chaithram helpline: 0484-2361161


Telangana government suicide prevention toll-free no: 104

Roshni: 040-66202000, 6620200

SEVA: 09441778290, 040 – 27504682


Hitguj helpline: 022-24131212

Aasra: +91 9820466726/022-27546669


Sumaitri: 011-23389090

Snehi: 011-65978181


Cooj Mental Health Foundation: 0832- 2252525/+91 98225 62522


Jeevan Suicide Prevention Helpline: 065-76453841/065-76555555


One Life: +91 7893078930

Makro Foundation – Suicide Prevention Helpdesk: 040-46004600


Lifeline Foundation: 033-24637401/033-24637432

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