Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput says that he has already rejected four or five projects because he is in Bollywood for passion and not for the money or fame. He made his debut in Kai Po Che and since then he has been getting many offers from various filmmakers but the actor is carefully choosing his work.
Sushant is aware that he can demand for a lot from the production houses. "The kind of production houses that I am working with, I can go around and do films and ask for a whole lot of money, but that's not the reason I am here for as money doesn't excite me," said Sushant.
"This is not the reason why I want to be in this industry. I need money just for survival and it doesn't excite me after a certain point and the same is with fame," he added.
The 27-year-old does not take up all the projects that come his way. He chooses a film if he thinks that the film needs him. "I've said no to four-five films. If I think I don't fit there or contribute to the film, I say no. Most of the projects for me have to do with realistic films, and as an actor, the first step is to convince myself. If I can connect with it, I can convince myself, then I say yes to it," he explained.
Sushant is very particular about the kind of people he wants to work with. "I don't want to work with actors who are not passionate about their work. I can't work with them. I would rate myself 10 on 10 for being passionate. But acting wise, I rate myself three or four. I still have a long way to go as an actor," he said.
The actor, who began his career from television, is glad to see the change he sees on TV these days. "The kind of change is coming on TV. the kind of seasons they are coming up with instead of leaps, I am happy with the change. It's a very powerful medium," he said.
(Inputs from IANS)
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In the upcoming movie Shuddh Desi Romance, Sushant Singh Rajput will be seen in a lip lock scene with co-star Parineeti Chopra.
Sushant's Open Minded Fiancé
In relation to the lip lock scene, Sushant says that his fiancé Ankita Lokhande is open minded. He says, "We all are professional and so is Ankita, so she doesn't mind me going bold. We have to make up our mind. So as long as it's justified and working for you as an actor, it's fine. In the realistic space, such things happen so I am okay with it."
Before entering the film industry, Sushant acted in TV shows like Pavitra Rishta and Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil.
Back To The Roots?
Sushant Singh Rajput, who began his acting career in television says that he does not have problem in going back to television. He said,"I am open to everything and why not? I may be seen on TV also."