It seems Karan Johar is being unnecessarily being blamed for Sushant Singh Rajput’s career disappointments.
Sources close to Sushant say director Raj Kumar Hirani had got Sushant to agree to do a cameo in the Aamir Khan starrer PK on condition that he would play the lead in Hirani’s next.
Says the source, “In 2014 when Raju Hirani made PK, Sushant was a very big star. Raju requested him to do a cameo part as Anushka Sharma’s love interest. Sushant was not too keen, as the cameo part had already been turned down by other A-listers. He politely asked Hirani what he would have to do in a film that stars Aamir Khan. But Hirani assured Sushant that his cameo in PK would make an impact. He also assured Sushant that he would be playing the lead in Hirani’s next film.”
As it happened, Hirani’s next was the Sanjay Dutt bio-pic Sanju and Hirani quickly signed Ranbir Kapoor for the part the minute Ranbir showed interest in it. As for Sushant, this was certainly not the first or last time he was let down by a filmmaker.