Sushant Singh Rajput No More: Remembering Bollywood’s MS Dhoni
New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: In another shocking news for the B-town, actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his Mumbai resident on Sunday. Media reports suggest that the MS Dhoni biopic actor had committed suicide. However, reason for his suicide has not been established yet.
Born in Patna, Bihar, Sushant Singh Rajput enrolled at the Delhi Technological University for his studies, but the small town boy had other dreams to pursue. Sushant Singh Rajput soon joined the famous choreographer Shiamak Davar’s dance classes, but after seeing his fellow students’ interest in acting, he also developed interest in acting and joined Barry John’ drama classes.
He also performed as a background dancer in the song "Dhoom again" with Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the 2006 film "Dhoom 2".
To make a break into films, Rajput moved to Mumbai and joined Nadira Babbar's Ekjute theatre group, which he remained a part of for two and a half years. During this time, he was featured in a TV advertisement for Nestle Munch, which became famous throughout India.
But it was the small screen that gave the "outsider" his breakout role as the coy and mild-mannered Manav in soap opera “Pavitra Rishta”, which ran from 2009-11, and was produced by Ekta Kapoor. He also participated in several dance shows including Jhalak Dikhla Jaa season 4, where he ended up as the first runner-up.
In 2011, Rajpur left the show to make a mark in the film industry. Two years later he got his break with Abhishek Kapoor’s Kai Po Che as one of the three leads in the film opposite Rajkummar Rao and Amit Sadh. The film was based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel ‘The Three Mistakes of My Life’, and was well received by the audience. Rajput became an overnight star with the success of the film with praises from the critics as well as the audience.
After he got his chance to prove, Rajput never looked back and became one of the first choice for a decent, charming and ever-smiling lead roles. He starred in Shuddh Desi Romance in 2013 opposite Parineeti Chopra and Vaani Kapoor, and again Rajput’s acting was hailed by the critics as well as the audience.
Sushant's next role was in Rajkumar Hirani's 2014 film PK. Although his role was relatively minor, the film gave him the opportunity to work with Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma. Upon its release, the film proved to be the one of the highest-grossing Indian films.
Then came Sushant Singh’s most prominent role when he portrayed former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni in his biopic, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story. The film was a critical and commercial success, becoming one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of 2016.
Rajput's performance was widely praised by the critics and his portrayal of the cricketer was applauded even before the film's release. For his performance in the film, Rajput got his first nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.
Later on Rajput starred in films like Raabta, Kedarnath, Sonchiriya and Chichore. His last release was the Netflix film with Jacqueline Fernandez called Drive. In his last screen appearance, "Chhichhore", Rajput played the role of a father who conveys the message of hope and affirmation to his son after he attempts suicide. He has also signed on to star in Mukesh Chhabra's remake of The Fault in Our Stars titled Dil Bechara.
Posted By: Talib Khan