Sushant Singh Rajput has always stated that he is a big Shah Rukh Khan fan. He has often spoken about how the superstar has inspired him to become an actor.
Recently during an interaction with a leading daily, SSR was asked if he still has a hangover of SRK. To which he said, “Really? If it is working, I won’t complain. (Pauses) If that is true, then it is probably because we had the same acting teacher — Barry John. In fact, I got a chance to finally do a dance song in Raabta and I did his signature — arms spread — move. I’ve always wanted to do it. Because I am a big Shah Rukh fan. He’s the only reason I started.”
He further spoke about his first encounter with King Khan saying, “I remember coming to Swades ka set, to get his autograph, and I couldn’t meet him, unfortunately. I had come from Delhi, he was shooting in Mumbai and a few years later I was dancing behind him when I was with Shiamak and I said, ‘Hi’ and he said ‘Hi’ back. And then, a few years later, when I made my debut, we were at the IIFA, he called me to his room, we sat there for 45 minutes and chatted. I was like, ‘This is it. I can’t get beyond this.’”
On the work front, Sushant is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film Raabta. Directed by debutant Dinesh Vijan, SSR will be seen romancing Kriti Sanon for the first time. The movie is set to hit the screens on June 9, 2017.