‘Sushant Singh Rajput Could Sell Films On His Name’, Says Sanjay Gupta; Calls Him A Bankable Star
‘Sushant Could Sell Films On His Name’, Says Sanjay Gupta
There are many actors who have tried to transition from television to films over the many years. While some succeed, there are many others who are unable to do as well as they did on TV. Late actor Sushant Singh Rajput was an exception. He not only successfully transitioned into Bollywood but also carved a niche for himself in the Hindi film industry. So it was obviously a shock for fans when reports stated that he may have gone into depression because he was shunned from the industry.
Filmmaker Sanjay Gupta, who is known for his work in Kaante, Kaabil and Shootout at Lokhandwala, feels Sushant was a star and could sell films on his name. In a recent chat with E-Times, the filmmaker stated that he too was an outsider but was welcomed in the business. Sanjay went on to share his opinion and said, “It has been welcoming and there have hardly been any instances where everyone has ganged up and said let's teach this guy a lesson or make him sit at home. Nobody does that. Right up to his death, may God bless his soul but he was getting film offers but he was not doing it and that was his choice.”
Sanjay explained that Sushant was not ‘shunned’. He stated, “He was a star. Sushant Singh Rajput was not someone, who was climbing the ladder actor, he could sell films on his name. He was a bankable star but what has happened is truly disgusting. Leave the boy and his family alone. We don't need that spectacle on national television every day and you are right, there's someone new coming out every day and discussing new. Who are these people and how do they matter? Where were they when Sushant was there and now they are coming out and speaking.”
The filmmaker went on to add that everyone is looking at it from their point of view and how it benefits their perspective. He does not feel that it's out of any love for Sushant that these people are coming forward and giving their views. He concluded, “Everyone's washing their hands in it.”