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Sushant Singh Rajput won’t race to prove anything

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He has been hailed as the next big thing post the smashing success of M S DHONI: THE UNTOLD STORY. But quiz Sushant Singh Rajput on whether he has arrived in the big league and he quips that there is nowhere to arrive at! It is debatable whether he truly believes what he spouts, but the actor claims that there is nothing that he wants to prove to anybody because at the end of the day even if you do win the rat race, you are still a rat!

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Declaring that he is not part of the rat race, he says he is having the time of his life and doing something he really likes. He goes so far as to say that you could take away all the money and fame and he would still not care.


It is a fact that the actor, who has a penchant for the philosophical, is also showing considerable patience when it comes to his career – he isn’t scrambling and grabbing at every film that comes his way. No prizes for guessing that his favourite sport is golf – because it allows you to take your own time, chilling and walking. It is a metaphor for his life. He points out that he prefers spending time preparing for his roles because it’s the only way he can function. Understanding the nuances of his character is exciting for him and he counts himself lucky for having worked with filmmakers like Dibakar Banerjee, Shekhar Kapur and Neeraj Pandey who are open to exploring, even if the process is time-consuming.

SSR, as he is fondly called, does not really care about the length of his roles either. He claims this happened after he signed the lead role in Yash Raj’s SHUDDH DESI ROMANCE. But he does have his share of fears… such as the fear of death. The fear of losing his identity, which could happen after death, is a scary idea to him. This, he explains, is because he does not know how to operate without a sense of himself. See, we warned you he was deep!