Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his Bandra residence on June 14, with an investigation into his demise since then being initiated by the CBI. Known for portraying former Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni in MS Dhoni - The Untold Story, the actor had also starred in films such as Kai Po Che, Chhichhore, Sonchiriya and most recently, Dil Bechara, which was released on the Disney Hotstar OTT platform posthumously. 

Prior to his death, Sushant Singh Rajput was in a relationship with actress Rhea Chakraborty, who was recently arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau on drug related charges. Although a lot has been spoken about her role in the late actor's death, several notable celebrities have stepped forward in defense of the actress against the allegations leveled against her and reputed Bollywood director and Imaikkaa Nodigal villain Anurag Kashyap is now one among them. 

Taking to his Twitter page, he wrote, "Everybody baying for Rhea’s blood, asking questions like how did you know she didn’t do this or that to him?how do you what was he going through?are forgetting that the whole industry has actually known and seen and interacted with SSR over last 9-10 years. Yes we know better 1/2."

He further continued, "And that is also the reason the whole industry has been quiet so far out of respect for him . And now it is that very knowledge of SSR that has again brought everyone out here together to stand in solidarity for Rhea because it’s gone too far. Republic doesn’t inform our opinion."

Anurag Kashyap then put up screenshots of his conversations with Sushant Singh Rajput's manager in which he went on to say the late actor was problematic. The conversation between the director and the actor's manager had taken place three weeks before his death. Attaching the WhatsApp chat, his tweet read, "I am sorry that I am doing this but this chat is from three weeks before he passed away. Chat with his manager on 22 May .. havent don’t it so far but feel the need now .. yes I didn’t want to work with him for my own reasons ..,".

The acclaimed director then posted screenshots of a conversation on June 14 with Sushant Singh Rajput's manager, the day the actor died. He tweeted the chats with the text which read, "Also My conversation with his manager on June 14th . It will show you things if you want to see. It feels horrible to do this but can’t keep it back .. and for those as well who think we didn’t care for the family . As honest as I can be .. judge me all you want .."