It seems like Sushant’s death has led many filmmakers to come forward and share their stories about the late actor and now one such director here is Anurag Kashyap who came forward and explains why Parineeti Chopra rejected Hasee Toh Phasee with Sushant Singh Rajput back in 2013.
It is very sad, but also ironically true that when an actor dies, then only do the film fraternity and audiences realize his or her valuable contribution and importance as an actor in the film industry.
Film maker Anurag Kashyap known for creating cult classic movies like Gangs Of WasseyPur (2011), Gangs Of WasseyPur 2 (2012), Saand Ki Aankh (2019), Manmarziyaan (2018),Lust Stories (2018), Bombay Talkies (2012), Raman Raghav 2.0 (2016), coming upfront in a news interview, explains why Parineeti refused to work with Sushant in Hasee Toh Phasee back in 2013.
He spoke at detailed length about the fact that how the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput had catfished and ghosted him quite a couple of times after agreeing to be on board for some of his films.
Further, he also spoke about how he wanted to sign the late actor for Hasee Toh Phasee but Sushant instead signed a three films deal with YRF Films.
Now recently, he was in a conversation with a well known journalist, where he said that Parineeti Chopra didn’t want to work with Sushant Singh Rajput for according to her he was a TV actor.
Anurag in the same interview told, ”He was supposed to do the film (Hasee Toh Phasee) and we had to find an actress and we reached out to Parineeti Chopra. She said ‘I don’t want to work with a television actor’. So we explained to her that who Sushant Singh is, he is doing Kai Po Che, he is doing PK and by the time Hasee Toh Phasee comes out, he will not just be a television actor. And she was doing a film called Shuddh Desi Romance and she must have gone and spoken to YRF, they called him and said ‘Why don’t you come and do Shuddh Desi Romance and not do that film?’ And he disappeared on us”.
He then went on to explain that every other person had understood that going for YRF was a better option for Sushant and which is why no one really opposed it.
Meanwhile, Parineeti Chopra was seen with late actor Sushant Singh Rajput in Shuddh Desi Romance (2012). She was seen opposite Siddharth Malhotra in Hasee Toh Phasee (2013).
In 2016, apparently Sushant had just ghosted on Anurag again and explaining this during an interview with a news channel he said, ”Years later, in 2016, before the release of MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, Mukesh went to Sushant and said, ‘Anurag has written a script looking for an actor who can play someone based out of Uttar Pradesh.’ Dhoni released, became a success and he never called me back. I was not upset, I moved on, I did Mukkabaaz”.
Anurag went on and quipped, ”Sushant Singh Rajput had six blockbusters. It would take another four years of films not working for him to written off totally. A lot of people at that time didn’t know what he was going through. It is only now that it has come out that he was dealing with depression. But the problem the industry had with him at that time was that he was ghosting people. The problem was not that he would misbehave. People who would meet him would say Sushant Singh Rajput is a great boy, who behaves very well, who is sensitive, who is nice. But he would just ghost and disappear”.
Furthermore, in two of his tweets Anurag had explained about how Sushant’s manager had called him up three weeks before on 22nd May 2020 before the actor’s death asking for work.
Also Anurag mentioned that Sushant had already told his manager that, ”If you take my name to Anurag, he won’t answer your call”.