As Sushant Singh Rajput's first death anniversary is looming closer, his Chhichhore co-star Prateik Babbar reflected on his time on set with the late actor. He relayed that Sushant was an extremely amiable person, but he didn’t mind being alone and drifting off into his own world.
Prateik opened up about how well he knew Sushant during an interview and said that he had an 'aura' about him that was rare to witness in Bollywood actors.
Sushant died last year on June 14th in an apparent suicide attempt. His death is still being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation, with the Enforcement Directorate and the Narcotics Control Bureau looking into the financial and drugs-related traces in the case.
Prateik, while talking to the leading daily, said: "Sushant and I were acquaintances who would bump into each other at events. I’d even seen him at the gym a couple of times. I had noticed that Sushant had an aura about him, which was not like anyone else’s in the business. He was unique and he stood out.”
He went on, "He was an extremely warm, fun-loving, and an easy-to-talk-to kind of person. But he would also drift away sometimes into his own world. Sushant loved having conversations; not only was he always trying to have a good time on the set, but he would ensure others were having fun, too.”
Prateik talking about the Dil Bechara actor from a personal lens to humanize him after the constant news of his death for months was simply refreshing for the fans.
“Sushant loved talking about quantum physics, planets, stars, and sciences. I still remember he wanted to visit Antarctica after shooting the film. I was blown away with that; who would think of doing that really? He did! He was curious about life and exploring it through all its avenues. He was one of a kind, who saw things differently and had priorities that were different from the herd. He was a gem of a guy,” he added.