Popular bollywood Actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death has left former Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni ‘morose’. Sushant portrayed Dhoni’s character in his hit biographical film, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story.
In an interview with a news channel, Dhoni’s manager/friend/the film’s co-producer Arun Pandey said the death has affected the cricketer. “We can’t even believe what has happened. I am not in a position to express my grief. Mahi is also very morose. Such a tragic incident,” he said. “Sushant was only 34 and a prosperous career was waiting for him, I have no doubt about that. There are ups and downs in everyone’s life,” he added.
“He was very concerned during the making of the movie about whether he would be able to live Dhoni’s life on the big screen. He was under a lot pressure before the movie release (in 2016),” Pandey told PTI. “He use to say it often to me that ‘I hope I am able to deliver, else Mahi’s millions of fans will not forgive me ever’. But the hard worker that he was, I was sure that he would a fine job and he did,” he added.
Sushant was known for his acclaimed performances in films such as MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, Sonchiriya, Kai Po Che, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!, among others. His last rites were performed at the Vile Parle crematorium on Monday. He was found dead at his house on Sunday, at the age of 34.