Mumbai: If his Instagram handle is anything to go by, one can gauge that Sushant Singh Rajput is an avid reader and regularly posts profound thoughts, quotes and poems over his social media.
In an attempt to further his love affair with the written word, the Gen-X star has created a book club over Twitter that runs with the handle, '@intoxillectual'.
Sushant has taken this initiative in the spirit of encouraging dialogue and conversation among readers and also to establish an open platform to bibliophiles across the world, to discuss great books.
The talented actor had been mulling over assembling a forum for readers for a long time and thought the New Year as a fitting time to give this shoot of his passion for books, an auspicious start.
Says Sushant, “This book club is open to anyone who is interested to join it. On the forum, we will discuss which books should be read, a timeline to finish them, and then share the takeaways. People could come up suggestions of other reads as well.”
Interestingly, the idea of coming up with a book club struck the actor when he was on vacation with his friends in Europe and quoting lines of one of his favourite books. Barely three days old, '@intoxillectual' has gained followers in thousands already.
“I will handle it personally. It will see active participation and discussions by its members,” adds Sushant.
On the work front, Sushant will soon start shooting for Abhishek Chaubey's 'Sone Chidaiya'' co-starring Manoj Bajpayee and Bhumi Pednekar. He is currently busy with Tarun Mansukhani's 'Drive' and Abhishek Kapoor's 'Kedarnath'.