Jitendra Kumar has carved a name for himself in the entertainment industry. His stellar performances in Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan and Panchayat was hugely applauded by audience and critics alike. Recently in a media interaction he spoke about the tragic demise of Sushant Singh Rajput. Here are the excerpts from his conversation.
Speaking of Sushant Singh Rajput’s sudden passing away, Jitendra Kumar said that it has indeed left everyone in a state of shock. Jitendra Kumar also asserted that people often look up to someone like Sushant, who is an outsider in Bollywood, achieve so much and then such an incident makes them demotivated. He further added the traumatic circumstances his family might be going through. He laid stress tremendously on how mental health is the need of the hour.
Jitendra Kumar further spoke of nepotism in Bollywood. He said that it very much exists in every industry let alone Bollywood. He reminded us that there are a lot of people who were outsiders in Bollywood but still have made it big in the entertainment sphere. Jitendra mentioned names like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Naseeruddin Shah, Sushant Singh Rajput, Manoj Bajpayee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui who have come from outside and made a name for themselves in Bollywood.
Talking about his journey as an actor, Jitendra Kumar said that the decision was taken with just a lot of enthusiasm. He said that it was not a well chalked out decision to pave his way into acting. Talking about his initial days in Mumbai, he said that in the initial 3-4 months he had realised that it is going to be a long and difficult journey.
After delivering commendable performances with Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan and Panchayat in 2020, Jitendra Kumar is back with a fresh love story titled Chaman Bahaar. The movie recently released on Netflix and has been getting positive reviews from the audiences and critics alike. Jitendra Kumar is seen essaying the character of a paan seller in the movie. The movie is helmed by Apurva Dhar Badgaiyann and features Jitendra Kumar, Ritika Badiani, Alam Khan in lead roles.