- Sushant Singh Rajput died at the age of 34 in Mumbai
- “Sushi forever,” wrote Ekta Kapoor
- Ekta Kapoor gave Sushant his big TV break
Ekta Kapoor remembered late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s love for stars and the cosmos and paid tribute to him with these words: “Shining bright like a star.” Ekta Kapoor, who gave Sushant Singh Rajput his big break, remembered the actor on his 35th birth anniversary and she wrote: “Sushi forever! Shining bright like a star! Love and light wherever you are! Happy birth on earth day.” Ekta Kapoor’s post for the actor was a compilation of videos from his popular TV shows Pavitra Rishta and Kis Des Mein Hai Mera Dil (both the shows were backed by Ekta Kapoor). Sushant Singh Rajput died at the age of 34 at his Mumbai house in June last year.
Take a look at Ekta Kapoor’s post for Sushant Singh Rajput here:
In an Instagram post shared by Ekta Kapoor just a few weeks before Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, she revealed that she convinced the channel’s creative executive that Sushant would be the right choice for Manav’s character and that “his smile would win a million hearts.” She wrote in her post: “After being 35 of 50 slots we were out of top 50! This show was a chance Zee TV gave us based on a show Thirumathi Selvam (a Tamil TV soap).Wanted to cast a boy as lead who was doing second lead on our other show ! The creative at Zee was adamant he didn’t look the part! We convinced them his smile would win a million hearts and it did.”
Pavitra Rishta, which ran for five years, starred Sushant Singh Rajput and Ankita Lokhande in the lead roles. After the show ended, Sushant made his film debut with the 2013 film Kai Po Che!. He starred in films like Raabta, MS Dhoni: An Untold Story, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!, Sonchiriya, Chhichhore, PK and Drive. His last film was Dil Bechara, a Bollywood adaptation of The Fault In Our Stars.