New Delhi: Well-known actor Sharad Kelkar who has acted in both TV and films opened about a successful transition in the film industry after having worked in the TV industry. Sharad Kelkar shared how the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput was one of the people who learnt the art of successfully transitioning from television to films, the other being megastar Shah Rukh Khan. Speaking to Hindustan Times in an interview, Sharad said that Sushant was one of the ‘finest young talents.’
“Sushant did some excellent work in television. He was a good hero. And even in films, he did excellent work. He was one of the finest young talents we had. Unfortunately, he is not with us,” the actor told Mashable India. Sharad recalled that when he worked in television, his set was right next door to Sushant’s set and they would meet up sometimes. “We met a lot of times. He was a sweet boy. He had that spark. He always wanted to do something different, something great, and he achieved that,” Sharad said in the interview.
“He had that passion that he wanted to prove himself. He showed everyone how a TV actor could transition into films. Hats off to him, he proved it. He set an example for everyone,” he added.
Sushant Singh Rajput passed away in June 2020 at the age of 34. He was found hanging from the ceiling fan in his home in Bandra in Mumbai. Reportedly, he had shown signs of clinical depression and was suffering from bipolar disorder.
Sushant Singh had worked in films like ‘M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story’ (2016), ‘Kedarnath’ (2018) and ‘Chhichhore’ (2019), ‘PK’ and created a niche for himself in Bollywood.
Sushant had made his debut with the TV serial Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil (2008) and then went on to become a household name with the serial ‘Pavitra Rishta’.