The passing of Sushant Singh Rajput has sent Bollywood in a shock spiral. The entire country
is mourning the loss of a young talented actor like him. His death has started a much-needed conversation on the importance of mental health. While many reports of the actor not doing professionally well were buzzing, the speculations are far from true. In fact, Sushant had three more
movies already coming back to back after the release of ‘Dil Bechara’. Reportedly, Sushant was all set to Bhaichung Bhutia in his next sports biopic after the massively successful M.S. Dhoni, the Untold Story.
According to reports, Sushant was keen on doing more sports biopic. A source close to him also shared, “A few years ago, he was planning one on the life of wrestler The Great Khali but it didn’t materialize. Then, he was also trying to get the rights to Sourav Ganguly’s life because he was too excited to play him on screen. Sushant loved Dada and after meeting him, he had asked his team to initiate talks with the former Indian captain. This was two years ago. Ganguly wasn’t too keen on a film being made on his life then and politely turned down the offer. Sushant was a bit upset about it but also requested the cricketer to give him the rights to his biopic when he felt comfortable. He had also smiled and agreed at that point.”
Director Anand Kumar of the Zilla Ghaziabad fame has now revealed that they were in the process of casting Sushant for his next film. The film was going to be a biopic of Indian Football legend Bhaichung Bhutia.
Filmmaker Anand said, “I am totally devastated by the news of Sushant’s suicide. This July, I was planning to meet Sushant and his team to discuss the biopic and the plan ahead. He is such a great guy. I have known him since his days in television.”
“He could have looked like Bhutia because of his eyes and athletic body. I hadn’t talked to Sushant about the film. It was in my team’s mind and we were all set to approach him,” he added
While it would have been amazing to see Sushant acing these biopics as his earlier characters, his sudden demise has left an unfillable void in the industry.
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