Actor Sandeep Nahar, who had blamed his wife in a video and also mentioned “politics” he faced in Bollywood in a “suicide note” posted on Facebook, killed himself by hanging in the bedroom of his flat in suburban Goregaon here, as per preliminary probe by police, an official said on Tuesday. Nahar, who was in his 30s and featured in films like Akshay Kumar’s ‘Kesari’ and Sushant Singh Rajput-starrer ‘MS Dhoni’, was found unconscious at his flat on Monday evening by his wife Kanchan and her friends who took him to SVR Hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival, police had said.
Hours before his death, the actor had posted a video and a “suicide note” on Facebook in which he purportedly blamed his wife and also mentioned “politics” he faced in Bollywood.
“Nahar was spotted hanging from the ceiling fan of his bedroom by his wife and her friends. They brought him down and rushed him to SVR hospital in Goregaon where he was declared dead on arrival,” the official said on Tuesday.
The official said the police would record statements of Nahar’s wife, as she was the first person to spot him hanging, and of others who had rushed him to hospital.
In the video posted by the actor in Hindi, he can be heard saying that he was “frustrated” with constant fights with his wife and was being harassed and blackmailed by her and also by his mother-in-law.
“I would’ve died by suicide a long time ago but I chose to give myself the time and hope that things would get better, but they didn’t. I now have nowhere to go. I don’t know what awaits me after I take this step, but I’ve been through hell in this life.
“I have only one request, after I am gone, please don’t say anything to Kanchan (his wife) but do get her treated,” he said.
According to the police, Nahar had probably posted this video around three hours before his death on Monday.
In the “suicide note”, purportedly written by Nahar, he mentioned about “politics” he faced in Bollywood, “unprofessional functioning and the lack of emotions in people working in the industry”.