Shekhar Suman On Son Adhyayan’s Depression & Sushant’s Untimely Demise

It’s been 15 days since Sushant Singh Rajput passed away due to suicide leaving people concerned about his untimely demise. And, even though police ruled out any foul play, several people have requested a CBI inquiry into his death. In fact, actor Shekhar Suman has urged Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to push for an investigation.

The television host and B-town actor recently opened up about why Sushant’s demise felt like a personal loss to him. Saying that Sushant was like a son to him, Shekhar mentioned how his own son Adhyayan suffered from depression, reports News18. He was quoted saying:

“Sushant was like a son to me. I can understand his father’s pain. This is because just like him, my son Adhyayan too has suffered depression and has gone through a similar phase. The film industry created several hurdles for him. Once, he even told me that he was having suicidal thoughts.”

Shekhar said that he was shocked and scared to learn about his son’s condition but he stood by him and asked him to fight for what is right. However, he feels that Sushant’s death might be triggering for him, reports Mumbai Mirror.

“It was difficult for us to get my son out of that bad phase of his life. But now, after Sushant’s death, I am scared and worried once again.”

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Shekhar revealed how he kept checking on Adhyayan because he was concerned about his mental health. He was quoted saying, “I used to peek in his room just to check that he was okay. It has happened several times that I had opened his door to check on him at 4 or 5 o’clock in the morning, only to find him staring blankly at the ceiling. I used to ask him to sleep and that we all are there to stand by him.”

The actor told his son to find happiness in little things in life. He told him that his friends and family will always stand by him. Depression is not a joke and it is important that we talk to someone about it. What do you think? Tell us in the comments below.