Sharad Kelkar remembers Sushant Singh Rajput: Actor Sharad Kelkar and late actor Sushant Singh Rajput both rose to fame through their television serials. After a few years in television, Sushant made his foray into films. In a recent interview, Sharad talked about how the formula for transitioning from television to films has been broken by only two people – Shah Rukh Khan and Sushant Singh Rajput. Remembering Sushant, Sharad said that he was one of the “finest young talents”.
He said, “Sushant has done some great work in television. He was a good actor. And he did a great job in films too. He was one of the finest young talents we have. Unfortunately, he is not with us.” Sharad recalled that when he worked in television, his set was right next to Sushant’s and they would meet occasionally.
He said, “We met many times. He was a lovely guy. He had that spark. He always wanted to do something different, something great, and he achieved that.” Sharad Kelkar said that he saw himself in Sushant Singh Rajput. There was a hunger to prove. He said, “He had the passion that he wanted to prove himself. He showed everyone how a TV actor can make a difference in films. Hats off to him, he proved it. He set an example for all.” Sushant Singh Rajput passed away in June 2020 at the age of 34. His last film was in Mukesh Chhabra’s Dil Bechara.