On late Sunday afternoon, the entire country received a massive jolt in the form of the sad demise of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
Rajput was found dead at his Bandra residence in Mumbai. Reportedly, the 34-year old actor was suffering from depression since last six months and finally gave up by committing suicide.
His sudden death rocked not only the Bollywood industry but also the cricketing fraternity in India and Pakistan.
After pursuing a full-time career in acting, dropping out from Delhi College of Engineering, Rajput came into the reckoning through the television show ‘Pavitra Rishta’.
Rajput leapt to the big screen through his debut movie in 2013 named ‘Kai Po Che’. From there on, he delivered hits one after another with ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’, ‘Chhichhore’, ‘Kedarnath’ and many other movies.
However, SSR shot to stardom by portraying the role of former Indian captain MS Dhoni, in his biopic.
Sushant garnered a substantial amount of adulation imitating the nuances, mannerism, and idiosyncrasies of Dhoni.
However, it was former Indian wicketkeeper-batsman and selector, Kiran More, who trained Rajput to portray the challenging role of Dhoni. More has now reacted to the shocking demise of his former trainee.
“It is a shocking moment for me personally, @itsSSR was someone whom I trained for the role of @msdhoni. I don’t know how I or anyone who knows him will be able to recover from this shock, gone too soon my friend #SushantSinghRajput #RIPSushant,” More tweeted.
It is a shocking moment for me personally, @itsSSR was someone whom I trained for the role as @msdhoni. I don't know how I or anyone who knows him will be able to recover from this shock, gone too soon my friend #SushantSinghRajput #RIPSushant
— Kiran More (@JockMore) June 14, 2020
“It pains us to share that Sushant Singh Rajput is no longer with us. We request his fans to keep him in their thoughts and celebrate his life, and his work as they have done so far. We request the media to help us maintain privacy at this moment of grief,” More was quoted as saying in a statement released recently.