Actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his apartment in Mumbai on June 14. In the initial weeks, news coverage about his death, which the police said was suicide, focused on allegations of nepotism in Bollywood and its impact on “outsiders” like Rajput.
Three months later, television news on Rajput’s death is all about a “Bollywood drug mafia”, Whatsapp chats, and actor Deepika Padukone.
Sushant Singh Rajput needed no introduction. The teleserial superstar was one of Bollywood’s most promising offerings in the current times. We had all loved his screen performances, but his journey from being an engineering drop out to an A-lister in India’s most prolific industry was truly inspirational. The Pavitra Rishta actor‘s crossing is testimony that dreams do come true and that there is no substitute for hard work in this universe.
With both commercial and critical claim under his belt, Sushant had made the best of both the worlds. After a dud, SSR jumped back into the league with Kedarnath opposite Sara Ali Khan. And the world knows it all! Even as the entire nation grieves the death of the actor, here are some secret facts about him.
Clearly, SSR was aiming for the Moon, the Sky, the Sun and the Stars – everything that’s out there to conquer, he only wanted to engrave his name on it. And we only wish the actor is now resting peace. While he is gone too soon, he will remain an inspiration for the lesser mortals like us to dream BIG.