The untimely death of popular Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput has left the country in a state of shock. The sports fraternity among many others is stunned to know that the dedicated star is no more. Former Indian Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni who became a great admirer of Sushant could not believe the news, reveals his manager Arun Pandey.
Sushant had effortlessly played the reel life Dhoni in his biopic- M.S. Dhoni, the Untold Story. Sushant’s dedication towards playing the role with perfection earned him huge critical and viewer acclaim. Arun who also happened to be the producer of the film revealed that the news of Sushant’s demise has rendered them speechless.
In a conversation with ABP Ananda over the telephone, Arun said, “We can’t even believe what has happened. I am not in a position to express my grief. Mahi is also very morose. Such a tragic incident.” “Sushant was only 34 and a prosperous career was waiting for him, I have no doubt about that. There are ups and downs in everyone’s life,” he added.
Arun also reminisced about the time he and Sushant spend while preparing and shooting for MS Dhoni, the untold story. He said, “I spent 18 long months with Sushant during shooting. He was very focussed on the character that he was about to play on screen. He spent 9 month-time on the field so that he can replicate Dhoni in every aspect. He spent 15 days with Mahi himself. To me, Sushant was an actor who would leave no stone unturned to make his work perfect.”
“Sushant used to practice under the watchful eyes of former cricketer Kiran More who taught him how to keep wickets, which was very essential to play the role of Mahi. I still remember that Sushant had a bad side strain during practice and even there was a crack in his backbone. But he was confident, worked hard in rehabilitation, and recovered within a week. Even Mahi was impressed to see his dedication to work.”
“Sushant worked whole night to assimilate the script. He was desperate to play the role with perfection. He used to say that since he got the opportunity to portray Mahi on screen, he will give his best. It was not easy to play the role of Mahi on screen. But Sushant made it look easy. Mahi and we all knew that he was the best person to play the character,” said Arun.
Sushant’s sudden demise has left the industry completely devastated and heartbroken.
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