Sushant Singh Rajput chose to work with YRF over him reveals Anurag Kashyap

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Anurag Kashyap
Anurag Kashyap

Mumbai : The debate around nepotism ever since Sushant Singh Rajput’s untimely demise, seems not to cooldown.

Ahead of Sushant Singh Rajput’s last release ‘Dil Bechara’, Anurag Kashyap opened up about the debate around nepotism and said that Kangana Ranaut has called Karan the flagbearer of nepotism, Anurag, on the contrary, feels that outsiders, too, seek validation from YRF and Dharma.

In a recent interview, Anurag was quoted saying, that Sushant Singh Rajput dropped out of his films twice only to work with Dharma and YRF. 

Anurag said that Sushant was already working in Kai Po Che and signed on for PK where he was working with Mukesh Chhabra.

Anurag also said that Sushant Singh Rajput backed out of two of his films twice because the late actor wanted to work with YRF and Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions. 

“At that time, he was going to start with Phantom. That time we started the film, Hasee Toh Phasee with Sushant as the lead. And then, we went to Parineeti who was handled by YRF. We told Parineeti that Sushant is the actor who already has Kai Po Che and PK. Then he went on to talk with YRF where YRF called Sushant and gave him a deal that we will sign you up, and you do Shuddh Desi Romance. Sushant then dropped Hasee Toh Phasee and signed on for Shuddh Des Romance," added the director.

Further adding he said, it was Sushant who dropped out of a film of an outsider because he wanted the validation from Yash Raj Films. Anurag didn’t stop here as he went on to cite another instance when Mukesh Chhabra had gone to Sushant Singh Rajput saying Anurag has written a script and is looking for an actor who is a star based out of UP. While Sushant had the script, he never returned Anurag’s call because at that time, Dhoni had released and since the film became a massive hit, Sushant never called back. 

Before signing off the ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ director said that he is not upset with Sushant for not working with him, however, he only wants to make a point that this is the validation that outsiders seek who come in the industry.