Did Sushant Singh Rajput turn down Karan Johar and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s films?

A buzz suggested he did! But looks like the truth is somewhat different

Sushant Singh Rajput was recently spotted – with girlfriend Ankita Lokhande in tow – at Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s birthday party. Remember? But soon after, rumours about Sushant turning down a Bhansali movie surfaced. Many wondered what went wrong between the two.

Why, there was also buzz about Sushant turning down a Dharma Productions movie. Flabbergasted birdies were quick to conclude that Kai Po Che’s success has gone into the newbie’s head, perhaps. Sigh.

But then, SLB’s publicist made a statement: “He (Sanjay Leela Bhansali) has only met Sushant a couple of times. He has not offered him any role. At the moment he is busy shooting Ramleela with Ranveer Singh.” Ahem ahem. Was the maverick filmmaker miffed with Sushant and all the rumours around?

Well, Rajput’s publicist feared that and so has now issued a statement saying, “This is in regards to rumours doing the rounds that Sushant Singh Rajput was offered a film by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions & Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s production and further that he has declined these offers. With this statement let us put this on record that such rumours are baseless and completely untrue and should be disregarded. Sushant is at the start of his career and he looks up to both Mr Johar and Mr Bhansali and it would be an honour for him to be offered films by them. At present no offer has been made and he is busy shooting films he had signed prior to the release of Kai Po Che.”

Hmmm, but amidst all these clear-the-air scenarios, we wonder why KJo is silent. Too busy to pay attention to such fluff talk? Wink, wink.