Sushant Singh Rajput was a rare gem. His contribution to the film industry is outstanding. The actor lost his life after a battle with depression. His last film Dil Bechara is all set to release on a digital platform today.
An old picture of the actor from his first play has surfaced on the Internet. The play titled Pukaar was directed by Juuhi Babbar Sonii.
Juuhi who originally shared the picture on her social media handle on 14 June on Sushant’s death wrote: “I directed Sushant in 2 plays. In 2007 he acted in his first play, #PUKAAR & the other was a comedy,Dauda Dauda Bhaaga Bhaaga sa. Infact he was spotted by a Balaji casting person while he was handling the tickets at the box office counter for one of the plays.”
She said even if Sushant became a big star, he was already a call away. “TV aur filmstar banney ke baad bhi apne theatre ke dino ke doston se juda raha. Aur mere toh ek call par hamesha, behad busy hone ke baavajood, #Ekjutetheatregroup ke shows aur events par pohoch jaata tha (Even after becoming a big star, he stayed connected with his friends from his theatre days. And if I ever called him, he would always show up for the events and shows of the Ekjute theatre group, despite being very busy),” she said.
She added, “Mujhe Didi bulaata tha..& hamesha bohot pyaar se kehta tha ‘didi u were my first director’. Sushant tumhe dekh kar hamesha kitni khushi hoti thi….yeh kya kiya mere bhai? Aur kyun kiya (He would call me didi and would always tell me with a lot of love, ‘Didi, you were my first director’. Sushant, I would always feel so happy to see you…what did you do, brother? And why)?”
Meanwhile, Sushant and Sanjana Sanghi starrer Dil Bechara will premiere on Disney+ Hotstar on Friday evening at 7.30 pm. The film is a direction by Mukesh Chhabra.