Apart from a cameo in PK (2014), Sushant Singh Rajput didn’t have a single release last year. However, this year is set to be a packed one for the actor. Before the busy spell begins, he has whisked girlfriend Ankita Lokhande away to Dubai for a 10-day break.
“They will ring in the New Year there. Sushant has been planning to go abroad with Ankita for a while now, but he was busy preparing for his biopic of cricketer MS Dhoni (which goes on floors in February) over the past two-three months,” says an insider.
The holiday is also a delayed celebration of Ankita’s birthday (that was on December 19), and an early one for Sushant’s birthday on January 21. The insider says, “They celebrated Ankita’s birthday with close friends, but they couldn’t travel due to time constraints. Sushant was clear that he wanted to take her out for a few days before starting the Dhoni biopic, because that schedule will be followed by promotions for Dibakar Banerjee’s Byomkesh Bakshy.”
Apart from these two projects, Sushant also has films with Shekhar Kapur and Homi Adajania lined up. “He is likely to be caught up with work around his birthday, so he decided to go on the trip now. They were both keen on visiting Dubai for quite some time. They will return in a few days,” adds the insider.
Despite repeated attempts, Sushant couldn’t be reached for a comment.