Kai Po Che, one of the best Bollywood friendship films, is eight years old today. It was produced by Abhishek Kapoor, based on the novel 3 Mistakes Of My Life by Chetan Bhagat. Of course, the movie now brings back a flood of memories, some of which, given that Sushant Singh Rajput is no more, are heart-rendering.
In an interview with Abhishek Kapoor, he spoke about how Sushant, who had made his film debut in Bollywood, was intense as an actor and trained very hard. As Manav was from Pavitra Rishta, he was a heartthrob on TV, but Abhishek Kapoor had not seen his work. “He told The Times Of India, “Before casting him, I’d never seen any of Sushant’s previous works.
The industry wasn’t really welcoming of television stars back then. Post Rock On, however!! As for the efforts, when it came to moulding Sushant, there was no out-of-the-ordinary effort involved. People had confidence in me and I just went for it.Right from the beginning, he was just fabulous and I knew from the very first day that we were going to travel together.
It was a scene where he showed the students how to knock the bat, and from his body language I could gauge that he had just sunk his teeth into this character. Five years later, with Kedarnath, the dup delivered another good film. He told the paper that, by then, Sushant had changed somewhat. “He said, “He was certainly a different person.
As you trudge through the business, you get moulded. But he brought so much to both parts that I can not even begin to imagine anyone else trying the positions in retrospect.He was an intense actor who used to learn his roles well enough to recognize the protagonists like the back of his hand. Abhishek is also shattered by his death, like millions of others. Kapoor said, ‘I really miss him (Sushant Singh Rajput) and it leaves me disturbed every time I know I can’t meet him anymore.’