‘I like telling sto­ries’

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Ac­tor Sushant Singh Ra­jput’s fil­mog­ra­phy has been quite ver­sa­tile so far, and the ac­tor has said that he is also open to work­ing in other plat­forms and for­mats than just the big screen. But is di­rec­tion or pro­duc­tion a part of his long-term plans? “I like telling sto­ries,” he says. “Pro­duc­tion would only make sense to me if I think there is a story that needs to be told. Or if I want to play a cer­tain char­ac­ter and no­body is fund­ing a film for it, then I will make that film. That is the only rea­son for me to take up pro­duc­tion. I’m not ob­sessed about mak­ing more money or prov­ing a point that I am also ‘this’ [a pro­ducer]. In fact, run­ning for 30 min­utes would give me a bet­ter high than this would (laughs).” Speak­ing about other ar­eas of film-mak­ing that he might ex­plore, Sushant says, “Right now, I am not good at the tech­ni­cal­i­ties of any of the other art forms such as cin­e­matog­ra­phy or vis­ual ef­fects. But I be­lieve tech­ni­cal stuff is the eas­i­est to learn — if you have a knack for vi­su­al­i­sa­tion and sto­ry­telling, you can do any­thing.” Sushant also feels that the next decade will bring big changes for the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try. “Be­cause of my back­ground — I am into physics and math and I know graph­ics — my un­der­stand­ing of the fu­ture is im­me­di­ate. Ev­ery­thing is go­ing to change in the next ten years and things will change on var­i­ous fronts, be it in tele­vi­sion or cinema,” says the MS Dhoni – The Un­told Story (2016) ac­tor.

SUSHANT SINGH RA­JPUT, AC­TOR

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