Sushant Singh Rajput's friend, Samuel Haokip, has claimed that the late actor was in a relationship with Sara Ali Khan.
Samuel said that Sushant and Sara 'were totally in love' and 'inseparable' during the promotions of their film, Kedarnath. However, she broke up with him after the failure of his film, Sonchiriya.
In an Instagram post, Samuel wrote, "I remember the time during Kedarnath promotions… Sushant and Sara were totally in love...they were inseparable...so pure and childlike innocence. They both had tremendous respect for each other which was so rare to see nowadays in relationships."
Kedarnath was Sara's acting debut in the Bollywood. And it had good box-office numbers as well. Thanks to a strong performance from Sushant.
However, Samuel elaborated that their lovely relationship had an abrupt end after the box-office failure of Sushant's "Sonchiriya". Claiming, it was due to the pressure from the Bollywood mafia.
Samuel added, "Sara along with Sushant had genuine respect for everyone in Sushant's family...be it family, friends and even staff. I wonder whether Sara's decision to break up with Sushant right after Sonchiriya's box office performance was due to any pressure by the Bollywood mafia."
The alleged claims have found traction as Sara Ali Khan is considered a Bollywood insider. Especially, as both of her parents have a strong footing in the industry.
Sara posted several times about Sushant after his untimely death. On the day of Dil Bechara's release she wrote-
"The only two gentlemen that have spoken to me about Sartre, Van Gogh, telescopes and constellations, guitars, The Northern Lights, cricket, Pink Floyd, Nusrat Saab and acting techniques. This is to the last thing you two have in common- #DilBechara."
The claims are yet to be verified. But there has always been rumors surrounding Sara and Sushant being a couple, ever since their Kedarnath days.