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Sushant Singh Rajput picks theatre over films, for now


The MS Dhoni actor revealed that he will be working on a play during his three-month break from films.

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Sonal Pandya

During a recent conversation with journalist Anupama Chopra at a gathering in Mumbai’s Jai Hind college, actor Sushant Singh Rajput divulged his plan to act in a play during his break between films.

The former television actor has always been selective about his roles. He has done only five films since his debut in Kai Po Che! (2013). He took up a supporting role in Rajkumar Hirani’s PK (2014) just for the chance to work with him.

For his 2016 release MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, Rajput immersed himself in the role of the Indian cricket captain. He worked on his physique, grew his hair and took cricketing lessons. His efforts paid off as the film catapulted him into the Rs100 crore club.

However, since the film’s immense success, Rajput has lain low. He has two big projects lined up for next year, Homi Adajania’s Takadum with Parineeti Chopra and Dinesh Vijan’s Raabta with Kriti Sanon. Before shooting for Takadum, Rajput plans to take part in a two-character play by Alberto Moravia with his friend Naved Aslam.

He said at the conversation with Chopra that he has “three months of free time. No film offer excited me so I’m now doing a play.”

Chopra even commended him for his unusual choice after the talk.

During the conversation, Rajput also revealed, “I wish when I was a kid someone told me to just follow my heart and do what I liked to do.” Seems like he’s getting the chance to do so now as an adult.