On Sunday, Sushant Singh Rajput committed suicide at his Bandra residence by hanging himself. The 34-year-old actor, who will be next seen in Mukesh Chhabra's Dil Bechara, which is the official adaptation of The Fault In Our Stars. While that venture will be the last release of SSR, the actor was supposed to start the shooting of his next with Rhea Chakraborty. Yes, the duo were gearing for Rumi Jafry's romantic comedy. The director confirmed the news to Mumbai Mirror and said, “The script was locked and we were to begin shooting in May. The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown delayed things. I lost Irrfan Khan, then Rishi Kapoor and Wajid, and now Sushant. I am so disturbed, my father has asked me to return home to Bhopal.”
Talking about the film, the director said, “A rom-com, it was to explore Sushant’s dancing skills. He was a fantastic dancer and my film would have showcased him in a different light. He loved Shah Rukh Khan’s acting and Govinda’s dance and that’s why I had a full-fledged dance number with Govinda-style moves planned for our mahurat.”
Calling Sushant simple and innocent boy, Rumi said, for hours. “He didn’t have too many friends in the industry but was very passionate about his work. He kept reading my script even during the lockdown and was keen on a joint narration. He was looking forward to starting work on the film soon and every time the
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lockdown was extended, he would get upset because he wanted to get back to work and rehearse, I messaged him around four to five days ago, when I learnt that his former manager Disha (Salian) had passed away. I asked him to ‘take care’ and he replied with four hearts and ‘love you sir’, promising to catch up soon.”