Sushant Singh Rajput’s ‘Sonchiriya’ director Abhishek Chaubey recalls LAST CHAT with the actor
Sushant Singh Rajput left a huge void in Bollywood as he passed away on June 14. The actor committed suicide at his Bandra residence as he hung himself from the ceiling. ‘Sonchiriya’ director Abhishek Chaubey has written a piece in remembrance of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. He wrote that Sushant’s death was a bolt from the blue.
Chaubey wrote for the Indian Express, “I always thought he was one of those guys who would not take things seriously. I know there are things being said, but I don’t buy it entirely that the industry treated him badly and he felt bad about it. Sushant was beyond all that. I felt he was comfortable in his own skin. He didn’t care what you thought about him. Nepotism in this industry affects actors much more than directors. He felt that. But it is one thing to say that it exists but how much does it affect you personally?”
Abhishek recalled speaking with Sushant in April. “It was just a casual conversation about COVID and lockdown,” he said. “I don’t think I will be watching Sonchiriya now. It will be too much for me. That moment in the film where Lakhna has a vision of his alternate life, has taken a completely different meaning in my head. It will be too emotional. It has taken a life of its own.”
He wrote that Sushant was a total science geek, “he knew his thing. He could make you understand really hard concepts. It was not an image he was trying to cultivate. He was naturally that person. He was really setting a bar.”
Sushant Singh Rajput’s funeral was held at the Vile Parle Pawan Hans crematorium. The funeral was attended by his family and Bollywood personalities like Shraddha Kapoor, Varun Sharma, Kriti Sanon, Rhea Chakraborty