Sushant Singh Rajput’s Kai Po Che turns 8: Abhishek Kapoor remembers late actor; Says ‘He was just fabulous’

As Kai Po Che clocks 8 years today, director Abhishek Kapoor recalled casting fresh talents Sushant Singh Rajput, Rajkummar Rao and Amit Sadh together in the film. He also talked about late actor Sushant.
Sushant Singh Rajput’s Kai Po Che turns 8: Abhishek Kapoor remembers late actor; Says ‘He was just fabulous’
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Abhishek Kapoor’s directorial Kai Po Che was released in 2013 and marks 8 years today. It marked the acting debut of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, Rajkummar Rao and Amit Sadh. It was a tale of three friends and it was based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel The 3 Mistakes of My Life. Now, on the 8th anniversary of the film, director Abhishek Kapoor, who is also known as Gattu, has talked about the success of the film, his association with Sushant Singh Rajput and more while speaking with ETimes.

Talking about one of his most celebrated projects, Abhishek said he feels that one must get to have a conviction in their story to do justice to it. “There’s a certain intent with which you set out to make a movie, and before everything else comes your faith in what you’re out to say. I just happened to fall in love with the story,” added the director. He also explained why he had cast fresh talents, he said that right from the word go, and he was convinced that he needed to cast a set of friends and not a particular character.

Sushant, Rajkummar and Amit were simply a great fit together as a team and had the right kind of energy that he envisioned for the respective parts. Talking about his association with late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, he said that he never saw any of Sushant’s previous works before casting him. But Abhishek said Sushant was just fabulous right from the start and from the first day itself and he knew that they are going to fly together. 

“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,” the filmmaker said. After Kai Po Che, Abhishek and Sushant collaborated for the second time for the 2018 film Kedarnath, co-starring Sara Ali Khan. 

Abhishek further explained that Sushant was an intense actor and he used to research his roles well enough to know the characters like the back of his hand. “I really miss him and every time I realise I can’t reach him anymore, it leaves me disturbed,” the director added.

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Anonymous 2 weeks ago

aagar aj sushant ko insaf " justice".. nehi milla na to,dunia per se vishwas ot jaiga

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

u will always be missed sushant

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Sushant deserved much more. The industry that got so much from India still looks down on those who come from small towns. the poor and middle class are your bread and butter, respect people of all backgrounds

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

i respect your statement.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Sushant was murdered

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

as much as I like Sushant, what nonsense comments are written below--that's not how you honor someone. Boycott Bollywood if you want to do anything

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Ibrahim Ali Khan ko mar dalo

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

if it was murder, someone in India kill one of their own--sabb line par aa jayein gai..

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

You deserved far far better than the pathetic scraps they threw at you and you were many cuts above the rest in every way. Life is so damn unfair.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

his family and rhea failed him at the end, the industry failed him in other ways..mental health is a serious issue

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

he was murdered but ok

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Sushant may have been a good hardworking actor, but he had many issues combined with issues that come with the job. He lacked intelligent family support and intervention that could have saved him. May his soul RIP

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Ankita didn't get him to where he was and she has taken digs at him publicly. He never did. They weren't compatible. She never genuinely prasied him unless someone asked her or nudged her and took him for granted as well.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Why should a breakup ruin his image or life? It's his life and the industry and media really were hypocrites with him and treated him badly. They would always ask "Why was Sushant cast" but these people will never ask that about far more mediocre stars they worship. The rampant discrimination is so blatant and sickening.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

What issues dis he have? They sabotaged and harassed him nonstop. Has nothing to do with Ankita. She is just a different version of Rhea. They were never meant to be.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

He was more disciplined than Ankita in those days! he worked and she stayed home

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

You are stupid. Ankita always praised Sushant's ability to work hard and long hours. Sushant also spent many years without Ankita in his early life where he did really well and worked multiple jobs. He was disciplined enough to buy a car with his own hard earned money right out of school. It is not just Ankita who got him to where he was.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Yes he needed someone taugh and discipline like ankita in his life bc apparently his family let do whatever he wanted to do..she kept him on the track mentally and financially..and when he dumped her he ruined his image,started to act desperate wasted his money and didn't take care of heath...

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Now will the award satisfy the public that were fooled into believing he was murdered? Even Awards are become political trophies. What about justice for all those defamed and harrassed by the conspirators; starting with his girlfriend Rhea Chakraboryy ? Will they get justice? What a political and media farce and charade this case turned out to be. But, will the public learn ?

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

RIP SSR. You are and will be missed for a long time. I wish you had gotten the help you needed to deal with your issues. Maybe you would still be alive, maybe even as a highly accomplished engineer.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Having a mental condition is not a shame. It’s a medical condition. People like you are responsible for mental illness being such a taboo. Only lazy folks blame others, rest take their destiny in their own hands and take accountability

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

He didn't have issues. Stop trying to blame and shame him for the industry's sins and trangressions! It's enough!

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

yet no one is being honest and telling exactly what happened

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Oh relax whats wrong with you

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

STFU

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

no CBI doesn't want to say anything because it is confirmed suicide and people like you will still think its murder

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

cause it was a murder.. if it was a straight forward suicide all the agencies would have confirmed it!! i cant believe CBI has taken soo long to come out with its final report! its so so so shameful, protecting the predators like that.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

We miss u Sushant