Sushant Singh Rajput entertained us for around 14 years and won people’s hearts with his phenomenal performances.
Sushant started his career with television soap Pavitra Rishta. In an interview, he showed his gratitude and said, “I got all that I wanted after I started working in TV. The money, the fame, recognition and all the female attention.”
Sushant followed his calling to become an actor and came to Mumbai. He joined theatre and Shaimak Davar’s dance classes to polish his skills.
The sudden demise of Sushant Singh Rajput shook the world on 14 June 2020.
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He shared his life experiences in various press conferences. He once said, “I don’t think about the future. I live in the present, that’s what matters,”
Scroll down to read for more such wise words the late actor had to share with his fans, who ardently love him.
1. Everything happening around me is very random. I am enjoying the phase, as the journey is far more enjoyable than the destination.
2. Whatever dream you have, be sure that it is going to be happen, and then forget about it. Then you have to come back to the present and be there 100 percent.
3. Everybody is in a hurry to decode you in a certain way, and then they expect you to adhere to their definition. How can they possibly do that when you yourself are finding it hard to discover yourself?
4. I am learning the importance of living in the moment.
5. No matter what you achieve, what you want to aspire to be, or how famous and powerful you become, the most important thing is whether you are excited about each and every moment of your life because of your work and people around you.
6. I am not lost. I am very much alive.
7. My strength would be my honesty and my passion towards my work.
8. The only strong opinion that I have about myself is that I don’t have any opinions.
9. I have made a lot of mistakes, but I am proud of them all.
10. The more I learn about things, I realise how wrong I was before.
11. The closest synonym of happiness is excitement, and you can generate it by doing something that you can’t completely comprehend. This understanding makes the process rich and exciting.
12. We should never forget the inevitable, as we will lose everything eventually. So, why fret over any kind of security? The idea is to just fly and experience it all while it lasts.
13. My favourite actor is Daniel Day Lewis. He’s the finest actor in Hollywood. I’ve studied his performances.
14. I think people generally are lost, as they keep thinking about what is going to happen and what they have done. They are not alive anymore. The art of listening is missing. In their head, they are doing something else.
15. If you are confident about yourself and wear what you love, you will exude a style of your own.
16. I think we are all insecure, and there is nothing wrong in accepting that. But the problem arises when we try to counter this insecurity by cultivating this illusion of control, and we start taking ourselves and everything we know too seriously.
17. The closest synonym of happiness is excitement, and you can generate it by doing something that you can’t completely comprehend. This understanding makes the process rich and exciting.
18. There are so many ways to approach a character. You have to figure out the similarities between you and the character, build on them, and at the same time, blur the dissimilarities. Since you do it day in and day out, it becomes a process and a part of you.
19. I realised quite early that by the time I articulate my thoughts into words, I’m on to another thought. And what comes out wasn’t what I thought of exactly. So not talking was a better option.
20. I have been blessed with strong leg muscles, and dancing really exercises one’s legs.
21. My dad told me when I was very young, that I should not get married before 30 His only advice to me was to live my life.
22. Bringing out your vulnerable side and shedding your privacy in front of complete strangers is so very difficult, but when you are into the performance, the relief and release is so extraordinary that you get addicted.
23. I really wanted to buy a Range Rover. It was a big dream, and the day I bought it, I was very happy, but by evening, I was immune to it. That’s when I realized that excitement, if it’s happiness, is not in reaching the goal but in the process. Thus process trumps over realization.
24. To be able to make statements, you need to be confident about what you think. You need to have a sense of right and wrong.
25. Practical knowledge of what works and what doesn’t work is much better. Theoretical knowledge is important, but I think practical knowledge works better.
26. I think we are all insecure, and there is nothing wrong in accepting that. But the problem arises when we try to counter this insecurity by cultivating this illusion of control, and we start taking ourselves and everything we know too seriously.
27. I’m a trained engineer, so I’m conditioned to come up with a right answer to a difficult question, but when it comes to art, there is no definite answer because it’s so subjective.
28. I will continue doing things irrespective of the medium as long as I’m excited about it.
29. Money was a big differentiator when I was growing up, but I made sure it doesn’t stay that way.
30. Our job, as actors, is not to tell the audience how interesting we are, but to entertain them with our films.
31. I love layering with great fitting jackets.
32. I’ve stopped taking myself seriously because now I understand how fickle my thoughts are.
33. I think, for every actor, the most challenging part of playing a character, specially a real-life character, is to convince yourself that you are the character.
34. If you spend time with your loved ones, you get the energy to do your job better.
35. Just doing good work matters to me. I might be doing TV, theatre or movies or, for that matter, open a canteen in a film city or work on my short films. I don’t have the fear of failure.
36. What keeps me going are my learnings, which I would rather call my ‘experience,’ and my urge to explore.
37. I have been overshadowed for the first 25 years of my life when I was nobody to the world. But I was a superstar in my head.
38. The more I learn about things, I realize how wrong I was before.
39. I have been overshadowed for the first 25 years of my life when I was nobody to the world. But I was a superstar in my head!
40. When I am in front of the camera or on stage, I am not me.
41. I won’t lie and say that I’m not seduced by fame and money. But what has kept me going is the excitement of finding a character and living him.