Sushant Singh Rajput has laid to rest rumours of him being offered Aditya Chopra’s Befikre. The film released in December 2016 to mixed reviews.
“Let me clear it once and for all. I was never offered Befikre. But had I been offered, I wouldn’t have done it. I know it’s easier to decide after the results are out but I have a reason. If the same production house is offering me a niche film like Detective Byomkesh Bakshy (2015), I would do it because Dibakar Banerjee (director) has a different interpretation of the old classic; and I would do a Paani where Shekhar Kapur (film-maker) will be raising a very important and immediate issue,” Sudhant told Hindustan Times.
Sushant also said that he was not interested in the film, as it did not accurately represent the new-age youth of India.
“If Befikre was representing the new-age youth of India and romance as what it was claiming, it would have been great irrespective of the box-office numbers. But unfortunately, it didn’t do that, and hence I would not be interested. I am not suggesting that films should only reflect reality (like Pink, Neerja, or Dhoni biopic). They could also be totally fanciful yet great films like The Jungle Book (2016), which was also very popular. But it’s extremely important to know and then claim what you have made. It’s a wonderful new India, and it is reflecting in the way we are bridging the gap between our ‘hits’ and ‘good’ films.”
Sushant Singh Rajput has a great line-up of films in 2017. He will be a part of the Murlikant Petkar biopic, Chandamama Door Ke, and a film with Dharma Productions.