EXCLUSIVE: Remembering Sushant Singh Rajput: Director Rumy Jafry says ‘I last spoke to him on June 12 at 3 pm’

Updated on Jun 14, 2021 11:01 AM IST  |  440.6K
   
EXCLUSIVE: Remembering Sushant Singh Rajput: Director Rumy Jafry says ‘I last spoke to him on June 12 at 3 pm’
EXCLUSIVE: Remembering Sushant Singh Rajput: Director Rumy Jafry says ‘I last spoke to him on June 12 at 3 pm’
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On June 14, it will be a year since Sushant Singh Rajput’s unfortunate demise. After establishing a successful career in TV, the actor transitioned to the big screen medium with the critically and commercially acclaimed Kai Po Che. Right when the nation-wide lockdown was announced, Sushant was discussing a film with his director friend, Rumy Jafry. The director feels emotional to speak about the bond he shared with Sushant. “It was an intimate bond and we never clicked many pictures. He loved the food cooked by my wife and often came over for home cooked meals. Life is cruel. A year back, we used to speak to him and today, we are speaking about him,” Rumy sighs.

The writer – director recalls his last conversation with Sushant. “It was exactly a year back on June 12 at around 3 pm when Sushant and I spoke. And that happened to be our last conversation,” he admits, adding further that their film was supposed to start from the month of May 2020. “We had everything in place, including the music. When a lockdown was announced in March, Sushant was a little concerned about shooting for the film. While we were all optimistic that things would be normal by the end of April, the lockdown kept getting extended,” he says.

Rumy reveals that it would have been difficult to shoot the romantic comedy in Covid times and hence, he was also exploring another relatively small film with Sushant. “When things kept getting delayed, he had asked me to find something that’s relatively small, which we could shoot with a smaller unit. Something like say, Rajesh Khanna’s Ittefaq. We were on the lookout for a story. These conversations were happening towards the end of May last year,” he informs.

He concludes by recalling the traits of Sushant. “He was a man full of heart and there lived a kid in him. He would often hug me and I loved him. Our bond was much beyond that of an actor and a director,” Rumy signed off.

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Comments
Anonymous : All bs. I knew ssr, i knew he will due etc etc. nautanki
REPLY 0 4 months ago
Anonymous : miss SSR each day. wait for KARMA, soon Justice will be served to SSRians.
REPLY 4 4 months ago
Anonymous : Poor guy he himself did not know what will happen in two days, wish he was there to see the evolution of entertainment - webseries and the popularity, back to tv, he must have won millions of hearts once again. Just sad.
REPLY 8 4 months ago
Anonymous : and u were supporting rhea?
REPLY 3 4 months ago
Anonymous : U r all cowards and part of Nexus, Karma will haunt ur generations , mark these words.
REPLY 22 4 months ago
Anonymous : So true
REPLY 3 4 months ago
Anonymous : Poor soul. He was surrounded by extremely selfish people who made his death a way gain sympathy or publicity or fulfil their political ambitions. So sad. RIP
REPLY 33 4 months ago