Fact Check: Was Sushant Singh Rajput Offered Befikre?
There have been several reports of how films first offered to Sushant were later snatched from him to give it to other actors. One of them is Befikre. It is said that Ranveer had replaced Sushant to star in the film. But that is not the case. In an interview years ago, Sushant had himself clarified the same. Sushant had said, “Let me clear it once and for all. I was never offered Befikre,” he said. “But had I been offered, I wouldn’t have done it. I know it’s easier to decide after the results are out but I have a reason. If the same production house is offering me a niche film like Detective Byomkesh Bakshy, I would do it because Dibakar Banerjee has a different interpretation of the old classic; and I would do a Paani where Shekhar Kapur will be raising a very important and immediate issue…” There were also rumours of his alleged rivalry with Ranveer Singh. Addressing the same, he had said, “Probably, it’s because we are about the same age and also because I opted out of Aditya Chopra’s company and Ranveer decided otherwise, and so some comparisons can be made.”