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Sushant Planned To Do Theatre With Annu Kapoor



If he  had  lived  the  next  stage in his career for  Sushant Singh Rajput  was not film production as some vested  interests  would like us to believe, but   theatre.  Sushant was  constantly   in search of expanding his  creative horizons. In this  endeavour he was exploring  the  theatre.

Confirming this, filmmaker  Rumi Jaffery who is  a  keen theatre enthusiast , says Sushant and he were in serious discussions  about doing a stage play  in the neat future with Annu Kapoor as Sushant’s co-star.

Says Rumi, “Sushant was constantly  exploring new areas as a performer. Acting  was all that he was keen on .he wanted to make that transition from cinema to theatre. And we had  discussed what he  wanted to do on stage.”

Apparently it  was  an old stage play of Rumi Jaffery featuring Annu Kapoor and Rumi Jaffery that  interested Sushant. “He wanted  to revive Laila Majnu, a play that I had done for Parsi theatre  with Annu Kapoor in 1988-89  .Parsi theatre  intrigued Sushant. In Laila Majnu all the dialogues were spoken in rhymed couplets. Sushant enjoyed that.  He wanted   to be part  of that play.”

Rumi had already spoken to Annu Kapoor and an updated version  of  Laila Majnu on stage  was being planned.

Sighs Rumi, “Sushant and I sat with Annu Kapoorji and  discussed  the  play.There are so many things that Sushant wanted  to do.  He was always bubbling over with  ideas. He wanted to reach the stars. Now he is  up there.”

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