Which Bollywood films inspired you in 2016

Bollywood star found dead in apartment

"It pains us very much to announce that Sushant Singh Rajput is no longer with us," a spokesman for the actor said in a statement. Rajput was found hanged in his home on Sunday morning, police said. She did not give details. It is being investigated, it said, also with regard to a suicide.

Sushant Singh Rajput in the 2016 film M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story

The news of his death sparked shock waves in Bollywood. Obituaries and condolences were spread on social media. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also concerned: "A bright young actor died prematurely ... His rise in the world of entertainment has inspired many and he left behind several memorable achievements," Modi wrote on Twitter.

Born in Patna in the eastern state of Bihar, Rajput dropped out of engineering to become an actor and dancer. First he played in television soaps. In 2013 he made his Bollywood debut. In the 2016 film "MS Dhoni: The Untold Story" he played the then captain of the Indian cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. His other films include "Kedarnath, Sonchiriya" (Golden Bird) and "Raabta" ( Connection), most recently in the Netflix movie Drive in 2019.

Deutsche Welle reports cautiously on the subject of suicide, as there are indications that some forms of reporting can lead to copycat reactions. If you are having suicidal thoughts or are in emotional distress, do not hesitate to seek help. You can find help in your country at the website https://www.befrienders.org/. In Germany, the telephone counseling can help you on the free numbers 0800/111 0 111 and 0800/111 0 222.

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