Disha Salian, former manager to Bollywood actors Sushant Singh Rajput and Varun Sharma, allegedly ended her life in the wee hours of June 9 in Mumbai. Salian, 28, had reportedly been battling with depression, jumped off the 14th floor of a building in Jankalyan Nagar in Malad West. She was declared dead upon arrival at a Borivali hospital.
On Monday night, Salian reportedly had met some friends for dinner at fiance Rohan Rai’s flat in Malad. Her death was reported to the police at 2:25 am. Senior Inspector Jagdev Kalapad of Malvani police station told Mumbai Mirror, “There were six friends in all. They were drinking after dinner. Disha Salian, who was also tipsy, walked to the window of the apartment from where she fell down around 1 am on Tuesday.”
Salian, who lived with her parents in Dadar, was apparently grappling with anxiety about her future for the past few days, her parents said in a police statement. They said they don’t suspect any foul play. However, Kalapad said that given Salian’s inebriated state, the police are not ruling out accidental death at the moment. They are yet to inquire into the details of the event and take statements from the friends.
Remembering Salian’s Career
Salian had begun her professional career as a public relations manager and gone on to become a celebrity talent manager. She was also associated with consultancy Cornerstone Sport & Entertainment Limited owned by Bunty Sajdeh. Salian was prominent in her field, having worked with actors Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Rhea Chakraborty, and Bharti Singh in the past.
Condolences poured in for Salian on social media, with celebrities like Nushrat Bharucha and Richa Chadha reacting to her death. Varun Sharma of Fukrey fame penned a heartfelt note commemorating Salian.
Sushant Singh Rajput also posted a tribute to her on his profile, which read, “It is such a devastating news. My deepest condolences to Disha’s family and friends. May your soul rest in peace.”
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Tanvi Akhauri is an intern with SheThePeople.
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