Sushant Singh Rajput is one of the few small screen stars who has been able to make his presence felt in Bollywood. Sushant rose to fame with his blockbuster hit MS Dhoni- An Untold Story. The star has been prey to a lot of controversies due to his temper and his personal life. Here, the Raabta star speaks about his fallout with Aditya Chopra, wherein he waited for a year for Chopra’s film Paani and eventually walked out. This incident built walls between Aditya Chopra and Sushant.
Do you regret waiting so many years for Aditya Chopra’s Paani to take off?
Yes. It was very unfortunate because I remember saying no to many films I really wanted to do at that point of time, just because I trusted somebody who was telling me, ‘No matter what, the film will be made.’ I can also understand that I am a newcomer and a filmmaker is putting in so much money, so he will have doubts, but it doesn’t take away the fact that if you decide not to do that film, you cannot give me another film just because you know I have said no to so many films. That didn’t happen.
Did you really struggle with the decision to walk out of the film?
No, that was a very easy decision. I see few changes in myself that have happened in last four years. I am completely fearless about the consequences. I just don’t care. You will have a great time working with me because there are things I am sure of — I am professional and if you ask me to do nine things, I will do 10. You will be happy, but if it’s anything else that doesn’t contribute to what we are trying to do, then I will not take that sh*t, no matter how big or small you are. As simple as that. I think everybody who works with me, knows this and appreciates this.
How long did you wait for Paani to take off?
That was 11 months of the second year since making a debut. I did three films before that in one year and then I just had one year of doing nothing. But I shouldn’t say I wasn’t doing anything because I was spending time with Shekhar and that did a lot for me. After waiting for nine months, in the tenth month, I got to know that it won’t happen. I waited for another month, so I would get another film but it didn’t happen. I said, ‘Fine! Let’s find out for myself.’
Did you feel you’ve burnt your bridges with him?
That’s for him to decide.
Shraddha Kapoor also had a problem with Aditya Chopra, but he recently offered her Thugs of Hindostan. So maybe he doesn’t have that ego, and he will approach you if he has a film for you.
If he offers me a film that he thinks I will do a good job in, I will do it.
We don’t know about you, but we’re glad Sushant has no hard feelings for Aditya Chopra.