Sushant Singh Rajput who recently returned to the country after intensively training at NASA’s Space & Rocket Centre at Alabama, is all set to step into the shoes of an astronaut for his next ,Chanda Mama Door Ke.
Touted as India’s first space odyssey ,Chanda Mama Door Ke directed by Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan, is based on a team of astronauts whose mission brings the country together.
While Bollywood has a special connection with NASA ,with films like Swades and Jaaneman earlier being shot at the space center , this one is hoping to push the envelope as it is for the first time that a Bollywood actor has been invited by the NASA team to train for his role as a part of prep for a film.
Sushant Singh Rajput, to prepare for his role in the film, trained at USSRC, by participating in workshops and various training regimes and the young actor couldn’t be happier , given that he got the opportunity to train there and acquaint himself with the life of an astronaut.
Says a source,” Since Bollywood films have shot portions at NASA and superstars like Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar have earlier filmed there, Sushant was excited to get the opportunity to actually train there since he has been a physics topper and has always been interested in astro physics.The actor stayed at Alabama and underwent a special training schedule at USSRC that included regimes such as, ‘Flying a Space Shuttle Simulator’ or ‘Lunar Module/Mars Lander Simulation’, ‘Experiencing Zero G’, ‘1/6’, ‘Wearing a professional Space Suit’, ‘Flying a multi-axis trainer’ and ‘Docking the shuttle to the ISS.”