‘I AM OPEN TO WORK­ING ON MORE BIOPICS’

Sushant Singh Ra­jput says that after do­ing a biopic on crick­eter MS Dhoni, he has been inundated with of­fers but he is tak­ing his time to choose projects wisely

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His last film, Raabta might not have worked at the box-of­fice but Sushant Singh Ra­jput is al­ready look­ing ahead. Not one to be bogged down by set­backs, the ac­tor re­cently re­turned from Kedar­nath, Ut­tarak­hand, where he is shoot­ing for his next with Sara Ali Khan. Be­fore that, he had taken off to USA to train at NASA for an­other film.

Ex­cerpts from an in­ter­view.

So how was the en­tire ex­pe­ri­ence of going to NASA?

I was like akid­ina candy store. There are very few peo­ple who get to ex­pe­ri­ence the things that I did dur­ing my train­ing there. All my life, space, stars and moon were just the­o­ries, but fi­nally, I got to ex­pe­ri­ence them first­hand. I did ev­ery­thing twice be­cause I was so ex­cited to be able to live my dream. I also made sure that all my top­per friends from col­lege who did their en­gi­neer­ing saw all my pic­tures. They al­ways wanted to go to NASA and none of them could. So I was mak­ing them jeal­ous (laughs).

Would you then say that Chanda Mama Door Ke is prob­a­bly your most im­por­tant film?

NASA, sci­ence and as­tro­physics al­ways in­ter­ested me. I re­cently got a tele­scope too and I’m ex­tremely ex­cited about that. But even films where I am do­ing some­thing light and not an in­tense part are as im­por­tant and ex­hil­a­rat­ing for me as other projects. So I can’t re­ally pick favourites as I put in an equal amount of hard work in all my films.

After your biopic on MS Dhoni, are you con­sciously stay­ing away from do­ing biopics?

I will be hon­est. I have been get­ting of­fers but I haven’t signed any­thing un­til now. I am de­lib­er­ately not sign­ing any films. There is no hurry and there is no place I want to ar­rive at, so I am not try­ing to shy away from rep­e­ti­tion. But if there are two biopics back to back which ex­cite me, I will do it. The sto­ries have to be good. I have been get­ting of­fers and some of them are good sto­ries but it’s not a de­lib­er­ate at­tempt to not do a biopic.

NASA, sci­ence and astro­physics al­ways in­ter­ested me. I re­cently got a tele­scope too and I’m ex­tremely ex­cited about that. SUSHANT SINGH RA­JPUT, AC­TOR

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