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Sushant Singh Rajput Starrer Kai Po Che Clocks 8 Years; Director Abhishek Kapoor Remembers Fond Memories With Late Actor: ‘He Was Just Fabulous’

Late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput marked his debut with the film Kai Po Che in 2013. As the film released on February 22, director Abhishek Kapoor remembers fond memories with the late actor on the eighth anniversary

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Sushant Singh Rajput Starrer Kai Po Che Clocks 8 Years; Director Abhishek Kapoor Remembers Fond Memories With Late Actor: ‘He Was Just Fabulous’
Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput marked his acting debut in films with Kai Po Che. The movie released on February 22, 2013, and was helmed by Rock On director Abhishek Kapoor. Apart from Sushant, actors Rajkummar Rao and Amit Sadh also made their acting debuts. In the movie, SSR portrayed the character of Ishaan Bhatt. As the film completed 8 years since its release today, in an interview, the director Abhishek Kapoor remembered fond memories with Sushant Singh Rajput. He recalled his first association with the late actor.

Speaking with ETimes, Abhishek Kapoor opened up about his first time, working with SSR on Kai Po Che. Talking about the experience, Kapoor said, “I’d never seen any of Sushant’s previous works before casting him. Back then, the industry wasn’t very accepting of television actors. But post Rock On!!, people had faith in me and I just went for it As for the efforts, there wasn’t any out-of-the-ordinary effort involved when it came to moulding Sushant. He was just fabulous right from the start and from the first day itself I knew we’re going to fly together.” The filmmaker recalled a moment when he was shooting a scene with Sushant. He said, “It was a scene where he teaches the students about knocking the bat and I could gauge from his body language that he had just sunk his teeth into this character.”

Abhishek Kapoor also directed Sushant in his 2018 film Kedarnath. The filmmaker shared his experience of working with SSR for the second time while reuniting on Kedarnath. He said, “He was definitely a different person. You get moulded as you trudge along the business. But he brought so much to both the parts that in hindsight, I cannot even begin to imagine anyone else essaying the roles.” Talking about SSR further, Kapoor added, “He was an intense actor and used to research his roles well enough to know the characters like the back of his hand.”

Sushant Singh Rajput passed away on June 14, 2020, in his Mumbai apartment. As the actor is no more, talking about him further, Abhishek Kapoor revealed he misses him. He said, “I really miss him and every time I realise I can’t reach him anymore, it leaves me disturbed.” Meanwhile, Abhishek Kapoor’s film Kai Po Che received critical and commercial success. The movie was based on the story of three friends and it was set in the background of events like the earthquake and the Gujarat riots.  Also Read: Nyay, The Justice: Plea Filed In Bombay HC To Stay The Release Of The Film Based On Sushant Singh Rajput’s Life – Reports

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