I can relate to Dhoni: Sushant Singh Rajput

DECCAN CHRONICLE | SUBHASH K. JHA
Published Sep 7, 2015, 4:38 am IST
Updated Mar 27, 2019, 10:22 pm IST
There is no logic for why I say ‘yes’ to a role, says Sushant
Sushant Singh Rajput
 Sushant Singh Rajput

Sushant Singh Rajput is all set to play M.S. Dhoni in the latter’s biopic. While emulating a person on screen is always challenging, it is more so for Sushant since Dhoni is very much a part of contemporary cricket. Talking about playing the star batsman on screen, Sushant said, “I have to first accept the fact that the character exists. And exists very actively. Then there is the dilemma of how to interpret him. Should I imitate him? After all, people have their own very strong visual impressions of his body language, his speech, the way he talks, walks and sits. Thereafter I have to search internally for inputs.”

What made him agree to the role? “The entire procedure is intangible. There is no logic for why I say ‘yes’ to a role. I just react instinctively to a part. I said yes to Dhoni not because I wanted to play a phenomenal cricketer, but because I could relate to his life. After watching me in Byomkesh Bakshy my family said they forgot that I was on screen. They could only see the character. I’d like audiences to say the same when they see me as Dhoni. Ankita, too, said she fell in love with me again after the film. I hope she feels the same after watching me play Dhoni.”    
 

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