Sushant Singh Rajput is carving his niche in the tinselville. And, after delivering high-on-acting dramas, the on-screen ‘MS Dhoni’ is going places and being very choosy about the roles he essays on screen.
But, remember there were rumours that he was offered the Ranveer Singh’s role in ‘Befikre’? Well, according to Sushant, he wasn’t offered and had he even been offered the same, he wouldn’t have done it. Eh? In a statement, Sushant said,
“I was never offered ‘Befikre’. But had I been offered, I wouldn’t have done it. If the same production house is offering me a niche film like ‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshy’ (2015), I would do it because Dibakar Banerjee (director) has a different interpretation of the old classic; and I would do a ‘Paani’ where Shekhar Kapur will be raising a very important and immediate issue.”
And, that’s not all. He further stated,
“If ‘Befikre’ was representing the new-age youth of India and romance as what it was claiming, it would have been great irrespective of the box-office numbers.”
“But unfortunately, it didn’t do that and hence I would not be interested. I am not suggesting that films should only reflect reality (like Pink, Neerja or Dhoni biopic).”
Drawing comparisons with popular fanciful films like ‘The Jungle Book’, Sushant pointed out that it is extremely important to know and then make claims.
“It’s a wonderful new India, and it is reflecting in the way we are bridging the gap between our ‘hits’ and ‘good’ films.”
We wonder, what does Ranveer Singh and makers of ‘Befikre’ have to say about this?
News Source: Hindustan Times