EXCLUSIVE: Rumi Jaffery reveals he's put script meant to do with Sushant Singh Rajput on the backburner

Updated on Jun 15, 2021 02:03 PM IST  |  229.4K
EXCLUSIVE: Rumi Jaffery reveals he's put script meant to do with Sushant Singh Rajput on the backburner

A year on, late actor Sushant Singh Rajput has left a truckload of indelible memories with us. As his fans and co-stars mark the first death anniversary of the actor, filmmaker Rumi Jaffery spoke to Pinkvilla and revealed his plans for the film that he was slated to make with Sushant Singh Rajput. For the unversed, Rumi Jaffery had a script ready prior to the lockdown last year and was slated to begin work sometime around May 2020. 

However, it did not materialise as lockdown restrictions kept extending across India. Speaking to Pinkvilla, Rumi revealed that he has now put the script on the back burner. The filmmaker, who gets emotional when he speaks about the actor on his first death anniversary, said, "I have kept it back on the rack. You know it is a very beautiful script and whenever I discuss or read the script to anyone, Sushant's face comes in front of my eyes.''

Contrary to reports about Vashu Bhagnani producing the film, Rumi said, "We had not finalised the producer and were setting up the unit together." 

Rumi and Sushant were planning to start the film in the month of May 2020 and had foreign locations in mind for the film. The actor did get upset about the film's delay due to the lockdown but was hoping that the country would reopen and he would return to the sets. 

Unfortunately, Sushant passed away on 14 June in Mumbai. "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,” Rumi had told Pinkvilla earlier. 

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Anonymous : wasn't that filmmaker where in one. Interview has claimed that sushant im told that he has a depression? where do all these vultures come from? why do they all have to be used sushant for in the media
REPLY 1 3 months ago
Anonymous : Rumi Jaffery who the hell would want to do movie with you . You were missing Sushant and you never took stand for him after his death. Shame on you
REPLY 5 3 months ago
Anonymous : he was supporting rheaa
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Anonymous : So do anyone still believe this rediculous suicide story???? He had too much to live for!! HE WAS MURDERED. Unfortunately he knew too much and wad silenced. One day the truth will come out!!
REPLY 16 3 months ago
Anonymous : and theyll all face their karma
REPLY 9 3 months ago
Anonymous : We all are waiting for the justice...par kab???
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