Sushant Singh Rajput’s untimely demise has left the industry in shock and with that, a debate on nepotism has been started on social media. With each coming day, the debate seems to be gaining momentum.
In a recent, an old tweet of Chetan Bhagat went viral in which he has announced Sushant Singh Rajput in the lead role in Half Girlfriend. But later Arjun Kapoor replaced him. The tweet has added fuel to the fire.
Now, sources close to Sushant say director Rajkumar Hirani had got Sushant to agree to do a cameo in the Aamir Khan starrer PK on condition that he would play the lead in Hirani’s next.
Says the source, “In 2014 when Raju Hirani made PK, Sushant was a very big star. Raju requested him to do a cameo part as Anushka Sharma’s love interest. Sushant was not too keen, as the cameo part had already been turned down by other A-listers. He politely asked Hirani what he would have to do in a film that stars Aamir Khan. But Hirani assured Sushant that his cameo in PK would make an impact. He also assured Sushant that he would be playing the lead in Hirani’s next film.”
Hirani’s next was the Sanjay Dutt biopic Sanju and Hirani quickly signed Ranbir Kapoor for the part the minute Ranbir showed interest in it.