I like taking risks, says Sushant Singh Rajput

Sushant Singh Rajput has proved himself as a dancer, a theatre artist and TV actor. Now he is ready to take on the big screen, and feels taking risks has been fruitful for him.

Friday, July 13, 2012 | 12:22:32 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)   |  Copyright: IANS  |  Comments 173 Comments  |  13258 Views

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Sushant Singh Rajput has proved himself as a dancer, a theatre artist and TV actor. Now he is ready to take on the big screen, and feels taking risks has been fruitful for him.

Sushant shot to fame with TV show "Pavitra Rishta", but he shocked his fans when he decided to quit it at the peak of his career.

"I am the kind of person who likes taking risks. I quit 'Pavitra Rishta' because I wanted to go abroad and study films, but that did not happen," he said.

"I always do what I want to. I got all-India rank seven in engineering, got a scholarship from the government. During the first semester, I was a part of Shiamak Davar's dance troupe, during the second semester, I joined Barry John's theatre classes and in my sixth semester, I quit."

"I wanted to go ahead and pursue my dream because I realised that I love it when performing on stage or I am on camera," Sushant told IANS.

The 26-year-old is all set to begin his journey on silver screen with "Kai Po Che".

Sushant believes he is a performer - medium irrespective.

"For me the only difference was with the paychecks that I got. I have been a performer throughout whether it was dancing with Shiamak, doing theatre with Barry or playing Manav in 'Pavitra Rishta' and now in 'Kai Po Che'.

"As an actor it is just the medium that has changed for me. Everything else remains the same," he said.

Directed by Abhishek Kapoor of "Rock On!!" fame, the film is the big screen adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's book "The 3 Mistakes of My Life".

Sushant, who plays cricket enthusiast Ishaan in the film, says the script made him decide on to "Kai Po Che" as debut film.

"After quitting 'Pavitra Rishta' and doing 'Jhalak Dikhla Jaa', I started getting film offers. Among the seven to eight offers I got, 'Kai Po Che' was one. When I read the script, I just loved it. I auditioned for it and got the role," he said.

The film portrays the journey of three friends as they discover cricket, religion and business in their respective fields. Actors Raj Kumar Yadav, Amit Sadh and Amrita Puri will play prominent roles in the film.

Sushant says he read the book after shooting a major portion of the movie. So he has sketched his character according to the script, and not the book.

"I read 'The 3 Mistakes...' after I shot for almost 60 per cent of the film. I have read 'Five Point Someone', 'Revolution 2020' and '2 States'. This is the only book that I missed on and got a film."

"I have sketched my character according to the film. I don't know if it will be difficult for audiences to relate to my character with the character in the book. But when the ones who have read the book see the movie, they will be pleasantly surprised. The book is superb, but I have to say that the film is going to be amazing," he said.

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  • Posted on: 10 September 2012 at 6:38amtaraIPKKND

    SSR - you did it the correct way.. You perfected your acting, dancing etc etc on TV and then jumped in to bollywood with a DREAM TEAM.. a script based on the novel by author of 3 idiots, directed by the director of RockOn.. this is the kind of break one should wait for.. not just jump into bed with a third-rate project like some of our other TV Stars seem to be doind... I think all would agree that Barun Sobti settled for less and should have waited for such a break.. anyways, Good Luck to you Sushant Singh Rajput..

  • Posted on: 31 July 2012 at 3:38amShantanufan4evr

    Lovely Interview Sushant...
    come back soon onscreen.

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  • Posted on: 19 July 2012 at 9:20amslals

    waiting to see you...plzzz cm back soon...

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    priyas5, stefanandre, crazyRajputfan
  • Posted on: 18 July 2012 at 6:19amsushifan

    love u sushi wher have u disappeared

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  • Posted on: 17 July 2012 at 3:04pmTrinibeauty

    Miss you as Manav so much...all the best in the further...

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  • Posted on: 16 July 2012 at 12:36pmmichal7

    sadela serial!!!! its the most worst serial i ever seen it doesn't deserves to b in 9 position it shud b in 54th position

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  • Posted on: 16 July 2012 at 10:21amSushita06

    misss uuu veryyy muchhh
    sushant waiting for kai po che n to see u onscreen..

    Edited on:16 July 2012 at 10:20am

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  • Posted on: 15 July 2012 at 10:56amSayaliSushita

    u have taken d v r88 decision sushant..n v knw dat ull rockkk d big screen 2...cant wait 4 KPC...love uu

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  • Posted on: 15 July 2012 at 10:39amsushantfan

    sushant waiting for kai po che n to see u onscreen...

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  • Posted on: 15 July 2012 at 10:05amstefanandre

    Sushant, really missing you. January is still so far off. All the best for KPC.

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