Sushant Singh Rajput was relatable on and off screen: International media reacts to actor’s death
The New York Times, The Guardian, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, the BBC and others have covered the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, noting his charm both on and off screen.Updated: Jun 15, 2020 15:04 IST
Actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s passing has left an industry still reeling from the deaths of Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor distraught. Sushant was found dead at his Mumbai home on Sunday, at the age of 34.
News of the actor’s death was widely covered by international publications as well. Here is a rundown of what they said about Sushant.
“Mr Rajput was comfortable both in hero and character roles, and he was known for being relatable on and off screen,” The New York Times noted. “Although he found roles in more than 10 other films throughout his career, celebrity hairstylist Sapna Bhavnani says Singh Rajput found the industry challenging,” Entertainment Weekly reported. Sapna has questioned the authenticity of some of the condolence messages pouring in for the actor, from the top tier of Bollywood celebrities.
Variety described the actor as ‘a rising Bollywood star’, and mentioned his rise up the ranks in the film industry, from a career that began in television. Sushant’s death was also covered by Deadline, the BBC, The Guardian and The Hollywood Reporter.
On Sunday, many members of the film community such as Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Riteish Deshmukh, Anushka Sharma, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, and Sushant’s former collaborators such as Sara Ali Khan, Sanjana Sanghi, Abhishek Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra and others left condolence messages for the actor.
Sushant was known for his acclaimed performances in films such as MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, Sonchiriya, Kai Po Che, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!, among others. “The last rites will be performed after his father and other family members arrive in Mumbai from Patna tomorrow,” his spokesperson said on Sunday.
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