He spent eleven months preparing to play Mahendra Singh Dhoni in Neeraj Pandey’s biopic; ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’ (2016). Now Sushant Singh Rajput’s attention moves to looking out of this world. Literally.
Rajput has begun his homework for Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan’s space adventure, ‘Chanda Mama Door Ke’ which is expected for release next year. In the film he will be playing an astronaut, reports Mumbai Mirror. Regarding the role Rajput said, “The role would require me to acquire the flying skills of a pilot. I begin training on the jet flight simulator this week. They artificially recreate the environment of an aircraft. Later, I’ll start training with space simulators. I’d also want to experience flying in zero gravity.” He will have to juggle training while shooting for Tarun Mansukhani’s next film, with Jacqueline Fernandez, which releases in February.
Director Chauhan, who has spent a lot of time at NASA researching the film, has recommended three documentaries as part of the preparation for Rajput. These include: ‘For All Mankind’ (1989) which documents NASA’s Apollo missions, the Brit documentary ‘In the Shadow of the Moon’ (2007) which is about the manned missions by the US to the moon and ‘Overview’ (2012) which features interviews of astronauts.
Rajput seems to be the perfect choice for this movie. After hitting sixes out of stadiums in ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story,’ he now has Earth’s atmosphere to aim for!
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