Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar is the latest one to comment on the unfortunate death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Akhtar recalled his last meeting with the actor in 2016 and he had sensed something is not right with Sushant.
Akhtar also regrets not having a chat about life and his personal experiences with the young actor who died due to suicide at the age of 34.
Talking about his meeting with Sushant in Mumbai, the ex-cricketer said, "I met him in Olive in Mumbai when I was about to leave India in 2016. To be honest, he did not look very confident to me. He went past me with his head down when my friend told me he is doing MS Dhoni's film.
"I thought I will have to watch his acting now, He has come from a humble background and he is making a good film. The film did turn out to be successful but I regret not stopping him there and having a word with him about life. I could have shared experiences of my life with him, maybe I could have talked to him like the way I do which could have given him a broad spectrum in life. But I regret not talking to him," he added.
Akhtar also made comment on the reason behind Sushant's death. There is outrage going on against Bollywood celebrities and they are being blamed for the actor's death. Responding to the criticism against big names like Salman Khan for bothering the outsiders in the Bollywood industry, he said blaming someone without proof is not right.
"Ending your life should never be an option. Setbacks are an asset in life but when you know you have problems you should discuss it. Deepika Padukone reached out after her break up that she was suffering from anxiety and needed help. I think Sushant also needed help."