Casting director and filmmaker Mukesh Chhabra joined the ‘plants for SSR’ campaign and planted a sapling in memory of his close friend and actor Sushant Singh Rajput on Sunday. The campaign was kick-started by Sushant’s elder sister Shweta Singh Kirti and his fans.
Sharing a picture on Instagram to show a glimpse of the sapling he has planted in the late actor’s memory, Mukesh wrote, “Bhai #plant4ssr #plants4ssr,” along with a heart emoji.
Shweta is also running several other campaigns in her brother’s memory including #FeedFood4SSR and Flag4SSR.
Shweta had recently shared a video about Sushant’s dream to plant 1000 trees. This was 11th of his 50 dreams penned by the actor which he had titled ‘50 Dream List’ and shared on social media last year. This included learning how to fly a plane, train for IronMan triathlon, play a cricket match with left hand, learn morse code, help kids learn about space, play tennis with a champion and do a four clap push-up.
Mukesh Chhabra and Sushant Singh Rajput shared a close bond with each other. As a casting director, Mukesh gave him an opportunity to act in Abhishek Kapoor’s critically acclaimed film named ‘Kai Po Che’ (2013) along with Rajkummar Rao and Amit Sadh.
Mukesh Chhabra made his directorial debut with ‘Dil Bechara’ which is Sushant Singh Rajput’s last released film. Recently, the film was released on an online platform and it was well received by the audience.
Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide at his home in Bandra, Mumbai in June 2020, at age 34. After the actor’s death, Mukesh Chhabra was summoned by Mumbai Police for further investigation.
A few days back, it was reported by certain news channels that Rhea Chakraborty has confessed before Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) that actress Sara Ali Khan and Rakul Preet, designer Simone Khambatta, Sushant’s friend and former manager Rohini Iyer and filmmaker Mukesh Chhabra consumed narcotics substance. In future, NCB might summon these celebrities to investigate the drug angle in the Sushant’s death case.
More than a month after his death, Sushant’s father KK Singh filed an FIR against his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty and her family members, accusing them of abetment to suicide. Rhea is currently under judicial custody in a drug case related to the actor’s death along with her younger brother Showik Chakraborty.