It has been a month since you have left us all, and I hope that you are watching us from heaven above. Honestly, I was never a die-hard fan of Sushant Singh Rajput. I noticed you, for the first time in ‘MS Dhoni….’, and began to admire your acting skills.
I was 16 then and hardly knew anything about your life. It was when I made my Instagram account in 2018, I started to acknowledge you as an intellect too. Your best performance is ‘Dhoni’, but I personally love you as ‘Mansoor’ in ‘Kedarnath’.
I remember watching your last film ‘Chichchore’ with my friends and saying that he has a very bright future. Ha! How easy it is to predict the future, isn’t it!
Sushant Singh Passed Away on June 14, 2020
On June 14, you left us…. The nation cried, is still crying, wondering over the fact that how did Susant Singh die? But for me, this month was not just filled with the remorse of your death, but also was an eye-opener in many ways.
As I went into the various depths of your life and your opinions, I got to witness the reality of this world and also how much the world needs you!
Sushant Singh, a shy, introvert guy, extremely academically inclined, had a plan for his life. I remember your speech at IIT Mumbai, where you said that you were planning to opt for civil services once you complete your graduation
But, when you started doing theatre you realized that all this is quite similar to your 4 to 5:30 playtime, which was extremely cherished by you in your childhood. Hence, a child got his playground, an introvert got his voice and an enthusiast got his ray of hope.
This changed your direction and also your definition of success. Sushant, you taught me that success is just being able to enjoy your playtime- the time and the people you cherish the most.
Money is a need and fame is a by-product. You inspired people to always listen to their hearts, irrespective of how brainy or intelligent they may become.
For Sushant Singh, the journey was more important than the destination.
On one hand, I could see actors talking about their hard work for a film and calling it a ‘Tapasya’, I saw you opposing this notion, and saying,” you do ‘Tapasya’ when you want something in return when you focus more on the results”.
For you, your hard work was not your ‘Tapasya’, because you enjoyed doing that and that was your ‘play-time’!. But I know this is a bit difficult to understand, especially today when even the school examinations are celebrated like festivals.
But you never ignored wisdom. On one hand, where I see engineers performing in theatres, a doctor painting, and a lawyer dancing, as a hobby, I saw you reading about science and astronomy!
This not just proved you as a versatile human being but also made me realize that knowledge is not limited to any profession or career, the one who works for it, gets it. An actor can also have a rational approach and an artist can also possess a scientific temper.
I am sorry Sushant, because, it took me years to realize that you were not just an amazing artist.
You were a thinker, who always wished to bring a change. Your philosophical approach towards things inspired me. You not just knew how to do coding but also knew how to decode the metaphors of the religious texts.
You believed in a blend of modern technology and ancient wisdom. And this blend is what you wished to see in the modern education system of the country. You understood the difference between information and knowledge, between studying and learning.
You believed in The Shiva, as much as you believed in the theories of Quantum Physics because you had cracked the similarities between science and religion. On one hand, where we read books like “The Subtle Art……”, for motivation and emotional strength, you wanted us to read The Bhagavat Gita and about Vivekanand, Gandhi, and Vinci.
But most importantly, you taught me how to stay grounded even after reaching the heights of success. How respect is a right of every ethical person in this world irrespective of his profession or status. Your achievements clearly signify that losing hope is never a solution and dreaming is never a problem.
The problem arises when you don’t chase your dreams, mindfully. Undoubtedly, you were a man of immense Emotional Strength and Will Power! You might not be a flawless human, but was for sure, a Genius because you believed that Genius is in the ways of seeing…. How you choose to see is beautiful!
I wish I could have said this to you before…But now you have left us, creating a void and making our Dil Bechara…But what else we can do, it is the Fault in our Stars which parted us and you!
Thanks for being an inspiration.
Whole team Folkire mourns over the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, If you loved him let us know in the comments how he inspired you?
If you still haven’t watched the trailer of movie ‘Dil Bechara‘ then you can watch it here.