It was not long ago when we all of us watched Chhichore and were inspired by the theme and the inspiration that the movie gave us. It was not long ago when we watched Kedarnath and fell for the selfless person to sacrifice himself for giving life to others. It was also not very long when we used to see Sushant Singh Rajput on screen and getting enticed by his talent and abilities.
But it came as a wave of the hock to all of us when we heard the news of his early demise. We all from inside wanted to know it was a lie and yet we all knew it wasn’t. At the age of 34 years, he decided to call out his life. On one hand, we can remember and celebrate his performances in his movies and on the other grief and be resentful to be a world which could not live up to his expectation of an ideal world.
He was born in Patna and did his schooling from there. Being a bright student he was a Physics Olympiad topper and also AIR 7 in the entrance exam of Delhi University for engineering. Along with that he also cracked seven other engineering entrances. But he had this tag of being a dropout because he decided to pursue his dreams and satisfy his creative side by trying his luck in acting.
His luck? Outstanding! Not only that but he was talented and did everything based on his own hard work. He strong-willed and he decided to not give up until he succeeds. His first breakthrough was the TV serial “Kis Desh Mein hai Mera Dil.” But his instant popularity and him becoming a household name happened with his character of Manav in Pavitra Rishta. After which he also was a contestant in several Dance reality shows including, Nach Baliye.
The actor who started his career as a background dancer got his debut film “Kai Po Che” and received a Filmfare for the same. He went on to do films like Shuddh Desi Romance and Pk but his greatest film was proved to be “MS Dhoni: The untold story”. Everybody was then talking about the star Sushant Singh Rajput. Losing his mother in 2002 he often regretted that his mother could not see him succeed.
Often in his interviews, he used to say, “I am an introvert. Maybe that’s why I am an actor.” He also said in one of his solo interviews, “I don’t have many friends. What do I do for fun? Reading.” We still are figuring out what he meant by the fact he did not have many friends. But we all agree that it’s true. Most people do not have a friend at all. They just have acquaintances.
While the entire nation is guessing what made him take this step to end his life. We must not forget to have respect and dignity to this sensitive issue and give their family proper space at this moment when they’re mourning. All we can do is to remember him through his movies and to know mental illness is real. Depression is real. Suicide is not a solution. Seeking help and getting proper treatment is.
Rest In Peace, Superstar. (1986-2020)