Sushant Singh Rajput’s tragic demise has stirred up a bunch of controversies in the tinsel town. Since then, several actors and directors closest to him revealed how SSR was constantly ‘let down’ on several occasions. It is a complicated matter as there is no concrete evidence to whom do we put the blame on for his untimely death.
However, we have collated a list of films that were originally offered to Sushant over the years but never saw the light. Take a look…
Narayan Murthy Biopic
Sushant Singh Rajput’s close friend stepped forward to claim that the actor was “replaced” by Akshay Kumar in Narayan Murthy’s forthcoming biopic, to be helmed by his ‘Chhichhore’ director Nitesh Tiwari. He further alleged that the Infosys co-founder himself asked for SSR to be featured in the film.
However, it was announced late 2019 that Nitesh’s wife Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, would be working on the biopic on the real-life couple – NR Narayana Murthy and Sudha Murty. In a report, she had said that a cast was “not finalised”.
Goliyon Ki Raasleela – Ram Leela
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s highly successful ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela – Ram Leela’ was initially went to Sushant Singh Rajput before Ranveer Singh. As per the reports, the director had shown keen interest to work with Rajput, but owing to date issues, a before-signed contract with YRF studios, the actor had to let go off the role. Reports further claim that Bhansali also offered him ‘Bajirao Mastani’ and ‘Padmaavat’, but he had to turn down both citing date issues.
A Chetan Bhagat’s tweet from 2015 has been doing the rounds, which declared Sushant as the lead actor for a movie adaptation of the author’s book. Sushant was very straightforward in his reasons on turning down the role, citing he had signed a Dinesh Vijan film long before Half Girlfriend owing to some confusion. He was told both films could be shot simultaneously. He opted out of the romantic drama because he had committed to Vijan already.
Sushant Singh Rajput sent shockwaves when he chose to opt out of the thriller ‘Romeo Akbar Walter’. But the actor later walked out of the film citing scheduling conflicts, leaving the producers in a state of confusion.
Sushant Singh Rajput, who debuted in 2013 with Abhishek Kapoor’s ‘Kai Po Che’, grabbed headlines when it was revealed that he would no longer be starring in the director’s romantic-drama ‘Fitoor’. As per reports, the actor wanted to feature in “mentor” Abhishek’s film but had to let go of it as the shooting schedule clashed with his dates committed to director Shekar Kapur’s ‘Paani’ – which never happened.
Saare Jahan Se Accha
‘Saare Jahan Se Accha’ has been doing the rounds for quite a number of years with news of many celebs approached for the film, including Sushant Singh Rajput, besides Shah Rukh Khan and even Aamir Khan. SSR who was previously gearing up to feature in a space film ‘Chanda Mama Door Ke’ and even got trained at NASA to prepare for his role as an astronaut, was reportedly being considered for the role of Astronaut Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian to travel to space.