Was SSR the first choice for ‘Aashiqui 2’?

Late actor Sushant Singh Rajput was one of the most versatile actors in the film industry. He was one of such self made actors, who paved his way in Bollywood from the TV industry with hardwork and perfection. With a great bank of films like ‘Chhichhore’, ‘M.S Dhoni: The Untold Story’ to his credit, Sushant had surely created a niche for himself in the industry. But did you know he was also roped in for other big budget Bollywood movies, but he lost the project or did not deliver them after being replaced ? Let’s have a look at these films:
Aashiqui 2
According to a report, Mukesh Bhatt revealed that Sushant had initially auditioned for the role and everything was going smooth, but he was later replaced by Aditya Roy Kapoor.
Half Girlfriend

Arjun Kapoor replaced Sushant to play the lead protagonist in the Mohit Suri directorial, after the latter was reported to chose ‘Raabta’ over ‘Half Girlfriend.’


Abhishek Kapoor wanted to collaborate with Sushant for Fitoor, after working with him in ‘Kai Po Che’. Due to the actor’s hectic schedules and dates, Aditya stepped in his shoes.


It’s true that SSR was a part of the highly anticipated thriller. In fact, the official posters featuring him were initially released on social media. Reportedly, the actor hopped out of the project last minute, and John Abraham replaced him.


According to a report in a news portal, filmmaker Aditya Chopra was all set to cast Sushant for the project, after being impressed by his work in ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’ but suddenly, the director changed his mind and Ranveer Singh came on board.

Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his Mumbai apartment on July 14, 2020 under mysterious circumstances. His untimely demise had shocked the entire film fraternity and his fans across the globe.

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