Sushant Singh Rajput's demise has shocked everyone in the country and across the globe. He had fans across the globe who are devastated as well. His friends and colleagues from the industry are very much in shock too. They want to know what brought him to this tragic end. Sushant's fans and admirers believe that the actor has been murdered and are actively rooting for his justice. Sushant stepped into the industry with TV shows. He was a part of Ekta Kapoor's Kis Des Mein Hai Merra Dil in which he played the role of Preet. He was next seen as Manav Deshmukh in Pavitra Rishta which was his claim to fame. He then tried his luck with films and got his big break with Kai Po Che. Over the next few years, Sushant gave many hits and was a part of a few critically acclaimed films as well. In a way, he truly paved the way for the TV actor's to make it big in the industry. His fellow TV star, Gurmeet Choudhary who has tried his luck in Bollywood as well opened up on the same.
In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, Gurmeet said that Sushant Singh Rajput broke that barrier for everyone. "Sushant has paved the way for us in Bollywood. If he would not have been successful there, perhaps the filmmakers would have rejected me too, stating why would they pay to watch me in theatres since they have already seen me a lot on TV. Sushant changed Bollywood’s approach to TV stars. After Sushant broke that wall, I was able to make a Bollywood debut with the Bhatt camp film, Khamoshiyaan," he told the portal.
Further, Gurmeet spoke about how his friends and relatives called him up after Sushant's death saying that they would watch his films. "My family and friends call me up and ask me not to take the wrong step and assure me that they will watch my films, come what may. This is a very competitive industry and everyone is scared that their career might finish if they deliver a flop film," he revealed.
The actor also opened up on struggling in the industry saying, "My dream was to be on the 70mm screen. But after sincerely doing TV for years, there came a point when I felt that I should try films because I wanted to take on a new challenge in life. I had achieved a lot on TV and I wanted to do a film. And during that time I was told many that ‘you are a TV star, when people can watch you for free on TV who will buy a ticket to watch you on screen?’ I faced it a lot."
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