– Reema Chhabda
We don’t remember watching any TV serial so intensely than his Pavitra Rishta. With time Manav’s compassion and virtuousness as a son and husband turned into an ideology, we all walked with.
‘Tere sikko ki chan chan se, mere hawaa ki kimmat kam ho rahi hai, bakaa’ we still remember that scene where he spreads out his arms, feeling the breeze and triggering quotient in the boots of Ishaan in Kai Po Che!
We don’t think there would be any character as impacting and painful as Sarfaraz from PK. In the screen space of about 15 minutes, our hearts throbbed out completely with his love beyond borders and religions.
His helicopter shot in MS Dhoni’s biopic was for Maahi’s fans, a pin-pointed replica and who could have given justice to his character and better?
For us, Kedarnath was only about Mansoor’s smile, turning into an excruciating pain of his want to survive a bit more, yet being helpless. The ending breathed that numbness into our lungs while watching him die for his selflessness.
Anni’s role in Chhichhore is our personal favourite for running down our nerves and perhaps fading that line between reality and cinema. ‘Tumhara result decide nahi karta hai ki tum loser ho ki nahi, tumhari koshish decide karte hai’- He came, gave us a boost to live out our failures in exams but sadly didn’t take that himself.
No matter how much our family tried, we couldn’t watch Dil Bechara in one go or without rolling tears down our cheeks. Manny hid his vulnerabilities behind his infectious solitude, yet none could catch that out.
Today on his birth anniversary, we wish could say “Sushant Singh Rajput, ab uth jaa, ab bahut ho gayi acting”.
We won’t be able to give him a better tribute than acknowledging the depth in his characters through realities.
Lastly ‘Jis mehfil ne thukraya humko, kyu us mehfil ko yaad kare, aage lamhe bula rahe hai, aao unke saath chale’.
Remembering Sushant Singh Rajput on his 35th birth anniversary. We miss you with all our heart and soul.