Recently, Anurag Kashyap revealed some interesting snippets of his memories with Sushant Singh Rajput in an interview. He also talked about how Parineeti Chopra had once rejected Sushant as he was a TV actor.
‘Sushant disappeared on us’
Anurag Kashyap said: “He was supposed to do the film (Hasee Toh Phasee) and we had to find an actress and we reached out to Parineeti Chopra. She said ‘I don’t want to work with a television actor’. So we explained to her that who Sushant Singh is, he is doing Kai Po Che, he is doing PK and by the time Hasee Toh Phasee comes out, he will not just be a television actor. And she was doing a film called Shuddh Desi Romance and she must have gone and spoken to YRF, they called him and said ‘Why don’t you come and do Shuddh Desi Romance and not do that film?’ And he disappeared on us.”
The filmmaker further added: “Years later, in 2016, before the release of MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, Mukesh went to Sushant and said, ‘Anurag has written a script looking for an actor who can play someone based out of Uttar Pradesh.’ Dhoni released, became a success and he never called me back. I was not upset, I moved on, I did Mukkabaaz.”
Anurag explains Sushant’s image within the industry
Going on about his perspective of what Sushant’s image was in the industry, Anurag said: “Sushant Singh Rajput had six blockbusters. It would take another four years of films not working for him to written off totally. A lot of people at that time didn’t know what he was going through. It is only now that it has come out that he was dealing with depression. But the problem the industry had with him at that time was that he was ghosting people. The problem was not that he would misbehave. People who would meet him would say Sushant Singh Rajput is a great boy, who behaves very well, who is sensitive, who is nice. But he would just ghost and disappear.”
However, Anurag felt that Sushant was slowly reversing this side of him. The Gangs of Wasseypur director revealed that Sushant had changed his agencies and had also reached out to him for work through his manager. Anurag also opined that Sushant was feeling guilty for disappearing on him.
Source: Hindustan Times