‘People think that I have become arrogant after Dhoni biopic’
After his film MS Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016) earned more than `100 crore at the box-office, people have labelled actor Sushant
Singh Rajput (above) as an “arrogant” star. Sushant is a bit baffled by this tag.
“Earlier, before MS [Dhoni], when I used to speak my mind, people used to tell me, ‘Oh you are such a refreshing personality in the industry. You are so honest and please don’t change’,” he says. “After MS earned `130 crore, now if I speak what I feel, people think I have become a big star and I am arrogant,” he adds.
After his success, Sushant feels that the public expects him to be full of himself. “So, it’s not that I have become arrogant, but it is their belief that I become so. I am okay with that really,” says the actor who has worked in films such as Kai Po Che! (2013), PK (2014) and Raabta.
However, Sushant has a unique way of handling such remarks and criticisms. Unlike other actors who try not to get worked up, he prefers to get affected by these comments.
“I let things affect me. I want to be bothered by all the negativity. As an actor, one of the most important things is to remain vulnerable. I have been acting for 11 years and I have access to that vulnerability part of a character, when I am playing it on-screen,” says Sushant, adding, “That’s why people call my acting realistic. So, I have to condition myself to get used to these comments or else I can’t be a good actor,” Sushant adds.
I want to be bothered by all the negativity. As an actor, it is important to remain vulnerable. That’s why people call my acting realistic SUSHANT SINGH RAJPUT, ACTOR