With the recent celebrations of India’s 70 years of independence, there have been many big names that have shared their celebratory messages. However, it was Sushant Singh Rajput who went the extra mile and interacted with the public about the celebrations, and the freedom fighters of the country.
As DNA reports, the actor was asked if given the chance which freedom fighter he’d like to reprise in a film, he expressed, “It has to be Subhash Chandra Bose. Because he had his own way of thinking. In 1939, he was almost becoming President of Congress but he could not because as far as I know, Sita Ramaiya was there and they had different ideologies. I am more with the ideology that Subhash Chandra Bose had, when I read now.”
He went on to add, “Of course, I don’t know what was happening then. But right now, if I look back, I am more with his way of thinking. So I would love to play him and know why the Forward Block, the Indian National Army was formed. It’s also a very interesting character to play and understand.”
He was also asked about what the day of independence meant to him. “In today’s context, I feel we are connected to each other through the Internet. When an event happens anywhere in the world, it resonates everywhere. We have become more sensitive to each other. And we have become interdependent, we need to change the definition of independence,” Rajput expressed.
Going on, the actor said, “Because of freedom — in terms of what you want to do, what you want to say, how you want to say it, freedom of speech and the non-linear complex system, the butterfly effect happens more. And we are more interdependent so everything that we do or say will be heard more and will effect the entire system. We need to be more careful now.”
With his wish of reprising the great freedom fighter yet to be full-filled, Rajput still has a number of great projects in the pipeline, including Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan’s ‘Chanda Mama Door Ke’ and ‘Kedarnath’ directed by Abhishek Kapoor.