Sushant Singh Rajput is doing his first reality show Zara Nachke Dikha on Star Plus. The actor is so sincere that in spite of being ill, he turned up for the first segment which was shot yesterday. When we stopped by to enquire about his health, the actor made a few startling revelations.
Guessing the probable reasons for his breakdown, Sushant says, "I've been shooting continuously for six-seven days, without proper sleep so I'm kind of sick…I got fever, weakness, cold, …nothing seems right."
We expressed our surprise at him working in such a condition and he went- "Yeah, it's my work and I will" - with a cherubic smile.
Elaborating on what he's shooting for Sushant said, "I'm shooting for an act in Zara Nachke Dikha. In the act I'm a sage and when I'm meditating a kanya (virgin) tries to seduce me. So I get furious and burst her into flames. My character in the act is completely contrasting to mine in real life as I will never hurt beautiful girls in real life. Instead I'll try to enjoy the dance (laughs)."
We got puzzled how on earth he is managing both Pavitra Rishta and ZND, to which he clarified in a tone laced with part sarcasm part defeat, "It's very easy. 10 hours of shooting for Pavitra Rishta, 8 hours of shooting for Zara Nachke Dikha, 2 hours of travelling and 2 hours of sleep."
We don't know if it was the effect of the medication kicking in but Sushant simply blurted out that he's bored of the Pavitra Rishta star cast. He says, "I don't miss them when I'm shooting for Zara Nachke Dikha because every day I see their faces and I've gotten bored of them. Manav's character is so out-of-this-world, so mature so sacrificing which I'm not in real life. Portraying him got kind of suffocating for me. Being Manav for those eight hours and the hangover of Manav became very boring. So now I'm on to trying something else which is Zara Nachke Dikha."
Apparently Manav is not so bored with one cast member. His favorite pick for a wild card entrant is his onscreen wife Archana aka Ankita Lokhande. He says, "I think Ankita should arrive as a wild card entrant because she's a fabulous dancer. I want her to come here so I can dare her- Zara Nachke Dikha (Show me some moves)."
We wish a speedy recovery for Sushant and good luck for his wishes of a wild card entrant!
Reporter: Ashima Mishra
Author: Susan Jose