Way back in 2015, there were reports about an alleged fallout between Sushant Singh Rajput and YRF head Aditya Chopra after the latter’s production house backed out of Shekhar Kapur’s ambitious project after waiting for almost a year.
Sushant Singh Rajput has delivered a massive hit with Dhoni biopic, but for some reason he is not spoken about the same breath as Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor and Siddharth Malhotra. He did not have a dream launch. He made his debut with ‘Kai Po Che’ with an ensemble cast. He did two films after that all with YRF. But then after the fallout with Aditya Chopra he was told that his career would be over but then he delivered his first Rs 100 crore film with his next release. However, the industry is not acknowledging and celebrating his success like it should and he understands it and secretly enjoys it because it allows him to be the dark horse. Now that in a latest interview with DNA, Sushant has finally revealed the truth about what went wrong between him and YRF honcho Aditya Chopra.
When Sushant was asked by a leading daily if he regrets waiting so many years for Paani to take off, Sushant replied as, “Yes. It was very unfortunate because I remember saying no to many films I really wanted to do at that point of time, just because I trusted somebody who was telling me, ‘No matter what, the film will be made.’ I can also understand that I am a newcomer and a filmmaker is putting in so much money, so he will have doubts, but it doesn’t take away the fact that if you decide not to do that film, you cannot not give me another film just because you know I have said no to so many films. That didn’t happen.
Was it difficult to walk out of the movie? “No, that was a very easy decision. I see few changes in myself that have happened in last four years. I am completely fearless about the consequences. I just don’t care. You will have a great time working with me because there are things I am sure of, I am professional and if you ask me to do nine things, I will do 10. You will be happy, but if it’s anything else that doesn’t contribute to what we are trying to do, then I will not take that sh*t, no matter how big or small you are. As simple as that. I think everybody who works with me, knows this and appreciates this,” Sushant said.
On how long did he wait to walk out, Sushant replied, “That was 11 months of the second year since making a debut. I did three films before that in one year and then I just had one year of doing nothing. But I shouldn’t say I wasn’t doing anything, because I was spending time with Shekhar and that did a lot for me. After waiting for nine months, in the tenth month, I got to know that it won’t happen. I waited for another month, so I would get another film but it didn’t happen. I said, ‘Fine! Let’s find out for myself.’
While Shraddha Kapoor has also had issues with Aditya Chopra in the past, but later she was offered Thugs of Hindostan. So is Chopra approached Sushant for a movie, would he say yes? “If he offers me a film that he thinks I will do a good job in, I will do it,” Sushant concluded.