Sushant Singh Rajput’s death has left everyone shaken. However, his untimely demise has left former Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni ‘morose’. Sushant’s magnum opus has been playing the role of Dhoni in his biographical film MS Dhoni: The Untold Truth.
In an interview with a news channel, Dhoni’s manager/friend/the film’s co-producer Arun Pandey said that the death of Sushant has visibly affected the cricketer. He said, “We can’t even believe what has happened. I am not in a position to express my grief. Mahi is also very morose. Such a tragic incident. Sushant was only 34 and a prosperous career was waiting for him, I have no doubt about that. There are ups and downs in everyone’s life.”
Other sportspersons like Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Sachin Tendulkar, Saina Nehwal, Sania Mirza, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Vijendra Singh also paid tributes to the actor.
Shocked to hear about Sushant Singh Rajput. This is so difficult to process. May his soul RIP and may god give all the strength to his family and friends
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 14, 2020
Shocked and sad to hear about the loss of Sushant Singh Rajput.
Such a young and talented actor. My condolences to his family and friends. May his soul RIP. pic.twitter.com/B5zzfE71u9
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) June 14, 2020
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 14, 2020
Sushant you said we would play tennis together one day .. you were so full of life and laughs .. spreading smiles everywhere you went.. we didn’t even know you were hurting this bad the world will miss you .. shaking while I write this .. RIP my friend
— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) June 14, 2020
Extremely shocked why #SushantSinghRajput
— Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) June 14, 2020
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) June 14, 2020
Shocked to hear about Sushant Singh Rajput. Met him several times as he spent time with us for Mahi’s biopic. We’ve lost a handsome, ever smiling actor.
Om Shanti! https://t.co/PF2WSP5262
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) June 14, 2020
I really can’t believe this! Someone so young and successful?? We actually don’t know what goes on the inside, while it looks completely different from the outside! #RIPSushantSinghRajput pic.twitter.com/kQrcdiE11T
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) June 14, 2020
— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) June 14, 2020
Sushant’s portrayal of Dhoni in the Neeraj Pandey directed film started the trend of biopics in India and is one of the most flawless performances by any actor in recent times. Sushant lived the character and aced Dhoni’s helicopter shot as well as his mannerisms in the film, so much so that it was difficult to differentiate between the reel and the real.
The news of Sushant’s demise came out on Sunday. As per Mumbai Police, he was suffering from clinical depression. The actor’s final rites were performed today at Vile Parle crematorium in Mumbai. It was attended by several celebs like Shraddha Kapoor, Kriti Sanon, Varun Sharma, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Mukesh Chhabra, Pragya Kapoor, Abhishek Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor and others. Sushant is survived by his father and sisters.
(Source: ABP Ananda/Twitter)