Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I’m just realising my potential: Sushant Singh Rajput

TV actor Sushant Singh Rajput on his breakthrough into mainstream Bollywood Sushant Singh Rajput quit acting in TV serials to make a foray into films and the 26-year-old is now set to essay one of the main characters in Abhishek Kapoor's Kai Po Che adapted from Chetan Bhagat's book The 3 Mistakes Of My Life. Excerpts from an interview with the debutant... How did you bag the film? I went through a series of auditions. The production house and my director Abhishek believed that I could pull off the character who has to look extremely fit. I play a sportsman in the film. Was Bollywood always on your mind? I had no ambition as such. In fact, I am just realising my potential. I was the all-India topper in the engineering entrance exam but dropped out to train myself to do what I wanted to. Even if I hadn't got work, I'd have been happy to open a canteen in the Film City premises and make short films. Are you passionate about sports? Yes, I like golf, tennis and cricket. My sister was a professional cricketer and now with this film I have started enjoying the sport more. The film is based on The 3 Mistakes Of My Life... what are the three mistakes you have made in your life so far? The first mistake was dropping out of one of the most prestigious engineering colleges. Looking back at that decision, it seems very risky. The second mistake was quitting theatre, TV and professional dancing while at my peak (again, very risky). The third mistake is that I am making the same mistake to pursue my passion. There has been speculation about you playing the second lead with Aamir Khan in P.K. I'd prefer not to comment on this right now. Raju Hirani is an extraordinary director and I would give my arm and leg to act in his film. Doing a film with Aamir would be a double whammy. Let's wait and watch....

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