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ChannaMereya IF-Stunnerz

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@itsSSR Many many many happy returns of the day! Have a fantastic year ahead! Sign lots of wonderful films & may all your films be superhits

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  • 21 Jan 2015
  • Hindustan Times (Mumbai)
  • Prashant Singh prashant. singh@ hindustantimes. com


Says Sushant Singh Rajput, adding that the reputation is possibly a result of him not attending every Bollywood party

From page 02 He might come across as elusive, and his media-shy reputation might have raised eyebrows, but as we caught up with the birthday boy Sushant Singh Rajput (who turns 29 today), at a tea stall in Andheri that he used to frequent as a theatre actor " and his other haunts before he became famous " the actor dismisses these as perceptions, calling the industry a "strange place".

You've completed three years in Bollywood. How do you look at the years gone by?

Getting a hang of being an actor " on stage, on TV and now in films " has given a certain meaning to my existence. And there have been some revelations too. No matter what you assume, this industry is going be different from anything you have ever imagined.

You don't follow the set pattern of how a Hindi film actor and his life usually functions.

The only way you can be at peace with yourself is by being who you are and understanding why you are that way. You do away with the constant urge of seeking validation and being accepted.

Also, many feel you are a bit of a loner...

I might not be over-enthusiastic about socialising and making friends, but I am not a loner. I love hanging out with my friends, and I do it often when I am not working. Maybe, since I am not often invited to the happening' parties of our industry, where the media is around, I have earned the reputation of being a loner.

You, besides names like Ranbir Kapoor and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, are among the few who maintain a safe distance from both the media as well as the rest of the film fraternity. Why?

I have my reasons. Everybody is in a hurry to decode you in a certain way, and then they expect you to adhere to their definition. How can they possibly do that when you yourself are finding it hard to discover yourself ? How many interviews and questions does it take to tell everyone what you think? There are many things you can say once you cultivate your opinion, and that comes with experience, which " at this point " I don't have much of.

You don't have a godfather in Bollywood. Do you ever feel like an outsider'?

Well, this industry is a strange place. You look in one direction, and you find mediocrity and nepotism thriving, and you can't come up with a logical reason to explain it. In the other direction, you see immense respect for passion, talent and professionalism, irrespective of being an insider or an outsider. The best thing is to accept the circumstances, not take them personally, deal with them, stop complaining, and give everything your best.

Despite doing several big projects, why " unlike your contemporaries " do you never shout from the rooftops about them?

I find it unnecessary. Our job, as actors, is not to tell the audience how interesting we are, but to entertain them with our films. The primary reason to do a film is very personal. I get very excited when I read a good script, and I honestly do the film for that feeling. But after the film is shot, I only pray that the audience likes it.

You don't seem to be in a hurry to sign films. Is that true?

Giving six months of your life to a film can get very taxing, and you need time to unwind. I want to learn and have fun during the [film-making] process. You can experience that excitement regardless of the number of films you do.

Are you consciously choosing only unconventional' films?

Yes. I have chosen to be an actor over other things that I am passionate about. So, I better be excited about all the films I do. If I keep doing the same thing that the audience expects of me, then I am not helping them evolve.

Do you keep track of what your contemporaries are up to?

The day I stop getting the kinds of films I want to do, I will start looking at what other new actors are doing. For the time being, the challenge to perform in the films I am doing is overwhelming, and I am investing my time in that. But if I do hear about an interesting film or performance, I make it a point to watch it.

How has your equation with your girlfriend, Ankita Lokhande, evolved over the years? Is marriage on the cards?

Ankita is an anchor in my life. She's a great friend and an endearing partner. We have matured over the years and the spice in our relationship is still intact. As soon as the films that I have already signed get shot, we will get married.

After Shah Rukh Khan, you are possibly the only actor who has made a successful transition from TV to films. Many of your contemporaries from TV have failed to do so. What have you

done differently?

I am sure that their unsuccessful transitions have nothing to do with them working in TV. Television is a very strong medium and a breeding ground for skilled actors. There are other parameters that we need to take into account while making the transition. Your choice of films, your passion for the art, preserving your motivation and confidence are some of these things.

Did you always want to do TV, or was it a channel to enter films?

I have no issues with either medium. They have their own dynamics. Your popularity on TV doesn't often translate to the same measure in films. All you can retain is a bit of confidence, professionalism and a sense of skill.

You have worked extensively with Ekta Kapoor in TV. Her TV shows are quite different from the films she produces...

Ekta is a brave producer. She is not afraid of trying new things. She has a lot of conviction in what she does, and that is why she made a powerful comeback after almost everyone was in a hurry to write her off. Hopefully, we will find an interesting film script to work together on.

Edited by SushitaLover23 - 20 January 2015 at 8:27pm

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ChannaMereya IF-Stunnerz

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Posted: 20 January 2015 at 5:58pm | IP Logged
3  I  thought  it  is  2  years  .Nice  int
ProudSushantian IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 20 January 2015 at 6:46pm | IP Logged
Nice Interview...Thanks Anu for sharing.
Minion23 IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 20 January 2015 at 7:44pm | IP Logged

Manyyy Manyyy Happpyyy waalaaa Budday !! @itsSSR see you in afternun for #DBB

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Happy Birthday Sushant Singh Rajput!

Today, BollyCurry is here to wish the brilliant and debonair Sushant Singh Rajput, who rules numerous hearts, old and young alike.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015   |  Copyright: BollyCurry  |  Comments 1 Comments  |  179 Views

Birthdays are one of the happiest times of the year, for not only the birthday boy and girl, but also for all those who are related in one way or the other. It is not an uncommon sight to see fans turn to festivities when their favourite stars celebrate their big day. Today, BollyCurry is here to wish the brilliant and debonair Sushant Singh Rajput, who rules numerous hearts, old and young alike.

Born on January 21, 1986, the Patna-lad stepped into the glamour world as a student of the celebrated choreographer Shiamak Davar. He started off as a background dancer for Davar's troupe and also did theatre in the early stages of his career, after which he took a big leap and never looked back. In 2008, his glorious television career kick-started with Balaji Telefilms' Kis Desh Mein Hai Mera Dil; but his real claim to fame came in 2008 in the form of the soap opera Pavitra Rishta, in which he portrayed the guy-next-door, Manav, which made him a household name. After a simultaneous stint in dance shows, Rajput moved away from television to try his luck in B-Town.

Rajput's big break on the silver screen came with Abhishek Kapoor's drama Kai Po Che!(2013), the movie which bagged him a 3-film contract with the renowned Yashraj Productions. Based on Chetan Bhagat's novel The 3 Mistakes of My Life, the movie opened doors of appreciation for him, as he received critical acclaim for his acting. His second movie, Shuddh Desi Romance (2013)which was a romantic-comedy not only performed well at the box-office, but it also added to his glory as an actor. Rajput's latest occurrence in Rajkumar Hirani's satirical comedy-drama P.K. (2014), as the Pakistani Sarfaraz, has been whole-heartedly received by all and sundry. He seems to have an indescribable and pleasant screen presence that seems to have a soothing effect on the audiences.

Rajput's list of upcoming projects is quite awe inspiring. He is all set to play the titular role in Dibakar Banerjee's crime thriller Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!, scheduled to release later this year. He is also slated to star in Neeraj Pandey's biographical titled M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, Homi Adijania's untitled next, and Shekhar Kapoor's Paani.

Here are selected numbers from Rajput's songlist to celebrate his birthday:
1. "Manjha" - Kai Po Che! (2013)
2. "Shubhaarambh" - Kai Po Che! (2013)
3. "Gulabi" - Shuddh Desi Romance (2013)
4. "Tere Mere Beech Mein" - Shuddh Desi Romance (2013)
5. "Chaar Kadam" - P.K. (2014)

In a short span of time, Rajput has managed to win many hearts. The secret behind his success is his persona, that leaves audiences swooning over him, and his impeccable talent. BollyCurry shall take this moment to wish him great triumph in all his endeavours, and also to that special member of BollyCurry who shares her birthday with Rajput, and happens to be one of the editors of this article.

Writer: Pooja B.
Editors: Ritchelle C. and Gunia K.
Graphics: Shikha A.

Do you have a suggestion or comment for BollyCurry? Drop us a PM at BC_Dropbox today!

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Posted: 20 January 2015 at 7:56pm | IP Logged
Loved the interview tfs anu
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Mukesh chhabra @CastingChhabra 1m1 minute ago

Happy birthday to my Chota bhai @itsSSR Aur bada ho gaya aaj

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