Every other day, the Bollywood director makes it to the headlines for his controversial statements. Recently, the director revealed that actress Parineeti Chopra once refused to work opposite Sushant Singh Rajput as she did not want to star with a TV Actor.
The director also revealed the late actor ghosted him a couple of times after agreeing to a project. He claimed that Sushant was aware of his behavior and he has no clue why he was acting that way. In an interview with Faye D’Souza, the coveted director stated that he roped in Sushant for Hasee Toh Phasee but later he went on to sign 3 movie contract with Yash Raj Films. He further said that for the role of the lead actress, they wanted to caste Parineeti opposite Sushant but she said that she did not want to work with a television actor.
In the interview, he said, “He was supposed to do the film (Hasee Toh Phasee) and we had to find an actress and we reached out to Parineeti Chopra. She said ‘I don’t want to work with a television actor’. So we explained to her that who Sushant Singh is, he is doing Kai Po Che, he is doing PK and by the time Hasee Toh Phasee comes out, he will not just be a television actor. And she was doing a film called Shuddh Desi Romance and she must have gone and spoken to YRF, they called him and said ‘Why don’t you come and do Shuddh Desi Romance and not do that film?’ And he disappeared on us.”
He further added, “Sushant Singh Rajput had six blockbusters. It would take another four years of films not working for him to written off totally. A lot of people at that time didn’t know what he was going through. It is only now that it has come out that he was dealing with depression. But the problem the industry had with him at that time was that he was ghosting people. The problem was not that he would misbehave. People who would meet him would say Sushant Singh Rajput is a great boy, who behaves very well, who is sensitive, who is nice. But he would just ghost and disappear”.