Sushant Singh Rajput passed away last year on June 14, 2020, due to suicide and with him went away hopes and dreams of his fans as well as filmmakers who wanted to work with the talented actor. The actor shared great rapport with almost all his directors and co-stars and they were equally fascinated by his brilliant mind and intelligence. One such filmmaker is Rumy Jafry who was in the process of roping in Sushant for his directorial and said in an interview to a leading daily that after a long time he had come across an actor who he could bond with well.
Talking about his connection with SSR, Rumy said, “Having worked for a long time in Bollywood I share a great rapport with Amit ji (Amitabh Bachchan), Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Govinda among others. After a long time, I came across an actor, from a younger generation who I could bond with really well. In a short span of time Sushant got close to not just me, but also my family. He used to call my wife, ‘maam’, and would like to have food cooked by her. He would also chat a lot with my son and daughter. Sushant was a well learned man and could talk on any topic for hours, and that’s how he bonded with my kids too.”
Rumy also revealed that the two were supposed to start work on a romantic comedy and said, “Today, when I revisit our last chats of 2020 on Whatsapp, I can see messages that read – ‘Sir aapko bohot miss kar raha hoon’ and I would tell him to have patience till the lockdown gets lifted. We used to meet a lot. He would always say, ‘Aapke saath baat karta hoon toh bohot positive energy milti hai’. You know he always believed in these vibes and energies, right? Usse sunna bohot pasand tha. So we would visit each other at our respective homes and apart from our film project we would talk about different subjects for long hours.”
Rumy also spoke about Sushant’s love for Lord Shiva which was very evident from his social media posts and shared an anecdote which he said the actor thought to be divine providence. He said that Sushant’s devotion to the God was pretty evident at his Pavna farmhouse and said, “We all know he is a big Shiv bhakt. When I went to his farm in Pavna he took me to his lawn jaha par unhone badi Mahadev ki murti lagayi thi. In fact, when he visited my house in Mumbai for the first time, he drove down personally and had a hard time finding a parking slot. He then found one at a building next to ours. He got very excited seeing the name of the building, which was ‘Shiv’shakti.”