Sushant Singh Rajput: A look at his contribution to Indian Entertainment World
It’s been 3 days and people from everywhere are not able to get over the shock of Sushant Singh Rajput’s untimely death. There have been speculations on him dying by suicide. Without getting into any negativity or positivity behind the Sudden demise of Sushant Singh Rajput, we must leave him at peace where ever he is and appreciate his contribution to the Indian Entertainment World and look at the contribution he made to Bollywood Films scenario.
His body of work shows that he was destined to reach the unimaginable success on the big screen. From television to the silver screen, his entry in the industry proved him a star. Sushant entered the showbiz through Ekta Kapoor’s TV show Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil. He played the role of Preet Singh Juneja, stepbrother of protagonist Prem Juneja who died in just a few episodes. Though the actor had a small part, he made his appearance noticeable. Ekta Kapoor pushed his name as a lead in her next show Pavitra Rishta. After the previous show, he had not to wait and immediately got the break in Pavitra Rishta. The series received highest TRP during the time. In Pavitra Rishta, Sushant won hearts as Manav and viewers loved his on-screen chemistry with Ankita Lokhande, who played Archana on the show.
The boy with an impish smile got his first debut in films with ‘Kai Po Che’ and despite his immense popularity as a television actor here was he who seemed to want to fade into the background and not draw attention to himself. But fans loved him in this multi starter movie that could fetch 920 millions and became the sleeper hit of the year.
Next came his film Shuddh Desi Romance – a film raising questions on finding oneself in a crazy love-ship. The film rise Sushant as an individual star in this film and this was the time when he gained fans – for his performance and for his charming smile. Film did well in box office.
In his third film, he had to play a small yet a powerful part. Although PK was a movie made by Raju Hirani and Aamir Khan, his small part portrayed so brilliantly should not be forgotten. This particular film did generate a huge number, although not because of him, but it brought business of 854 crores.
Critically acclaimed film Detective Byomkesh Bakshi brought an other side of the actor – a more matured face of him. This suspense inspired film proved that the actor signed film to prove himself as an actor and not for a big role.
Then came the film that changes his life as an actor. Sushant was always a great choice to play M.S. Dhoni. Like the celebrated Indian cricketer, the actor hailed from a small town. Like his onscreen hero, Rajput entered an ecosystem where connections and labels matter. People actually started believing him the real MS Dhoni after the film. The film became the first of his films to enter into 200 crore club. The film could gain the industry 216 crores.
He grew as an actor in films like Raabta and Kedarnath but what actually left the fans in surprise was his role in Sonchiriya where he played a bandit. Rajput played Lakhna, a bandit in search of solace. The film was much appreciated by critics but couldn’t do commercially well.
His last film Chhichhore in 2019 was the second of his films that became a part of 200 crore club. Sushant Singh Rajput, played the immensely lovable Anni, shone in his role as the gawky, unsure college student who grows up to be a doting father to a troubled teenage son. All the inspiring dialogues from this film which he said to his onscreen son to explain how a suicide is not an option will be remembered. but alas! He could not relate to his own life journey with the character he played so brilliantly. Yet the fans will remember him as Anni forever.
Remembering his contribution to our film industry, we wish he is at a better place and is at peace . The world will miss you Sushant Singh Rajput!