So much has been written about Sushant Singh Rajput and yet, there is so much more that we still don’t know about him.
On the actor’s first death anniversary on June 14, Subhash K Jha reveals 5 things you probably didn’t know about him.
Obsessed with his guitar, Sushant began lessons for a role that never happened.
The film never took off, but the guitar stayed.
The actor was fanatical about his guitar lessons.
There came a period when any interruption of his guitar practice was seen as an intrusion.
“Sir, as soon we finish this conversation, I will go back to my guitar,” Sushant once told me. I didn’t take the hint.
Sushant was crazy about music, indifferent about money, worshiped his mother who passed away when he was 16 and proud that his name S-usha-nt contained his mother’s name.
His voice melted each time he spoke about his mom.
During the making of Sonchiriya, he did not take a bath and would wear the same clothes and sneakers throughout the shooting because the character was shown to be moving through the Chambal valley without the basic amenities.
Sushant once told me he would do ‘anything’ to remain true to his character.
“And if I am not convinced, I won’t do it,” he had said.
Sushant gave up Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram Leela for Shekhar Kapoor’s Paani.
He trained for it for two years, but nothing happened.
Still, there were no regrets.
“I learnt so much from Shekhar sir. He is an entire institution of film-making. Sometimes, the journey is far more important than the destination.”
Sushant played Anushka Sharma’s Pakistani boyfriend in Rajkumar Hirani’s PK.
The role had been turned down by other superstars for obvious reasons.
Apparently, Sushant had been promised Hirani’s Sanju which eventually went to Ranbir Kapoor.
- Goodbye Sushant
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