Sushant Singh Rajput ditches entourage; uses disguise to go for film shoots
While shooting in Punjab recently, actor Sushant Singh Rajput used disguise to travel to film locations around the state. He also shed the usual starry entourage, and thus melted into the crowd.bollywood Updated: Jul 06, 2017 11:43 IST
Actor Sushant Singh Rajput is an instantly recognisable face for most Bollywood fans now. How does he deal with that? Why, by pretending to be someone else, of course.
The 32-year-old actor, who shot to fame with television and has done several films by now, likes being in disguise when he is shooting at outdoor locations, especially in urban areas, where he is most likely to be spotted and mobbed.
The shooting for his June 9 release Raabta took Sushant to small towns and cities of Punjab. Nobody got to know because “the secret was to move in disguise and move without an entourage”, he says.
At each location, the crew had already wrapped up the scenes by the time people got to know that Sushant Singh Rajput’s film was being shot there. “We shot extensively in Amritsar and many other locations. I think we shot about a couple of times in Golden Temple as well. But before they (locals) would get to know that I was shooting there, or that a film was being shot there, we had already wrapped up and left. The secret was to move in disguise and move without an entourage to the set,” Sushant tells us.
“Luckily, [the trick] worked and most of the time, our shooting went unnoticed. I think when an actor travels, there’s this huge entourage that travels with them. So we decided that we’d go separately, so that we wouldn’t get noticed, and it worked,” adds the actor.
It may seem like a near-impossible task to have film shoots in cities and towns without attracting a crowd, but Sushant feels that his disguise has helped in ensuring a hassle-free time for the crew. “I think the key is that people don’t see things because they’re not expecting it. I mean, even if I was on the road or shooting, because most of the time the cameras were hidden, people often just walked by without even realising that something was going on. By the time they could realise it and say, ‘Are yeh toh Sushant hai’, we’d be on our way back,” Sushant quips.
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