By Arré Bench Jun. 15, 2020
Beyond being a Bollywood star, Sushant Singh Rajput was a man who was deeply moved by the universe and its cosmos. Unlike most celebrities, his Instagram feed was filled with posts about astronomy.
In the nepotistic regime that is Bollywood, very few with no godfathers to lean on have managed to create a niche for themselves solely on their own talent, persistence, and dedication. Sushant Singh Rajput, who died by suicide on June 14, was one such Bollywood actor who managed to shine bright in his short but impressive acting career.
But beyond a television actor who had successfully transitioned to the big screen, Rajput was a man who was deeply moved by the universe and its cosmos. Although he dropped out of the Delhi College of Engineering and gave up a scholarship from Stanford University to pursue films, Rajput’s need to quench his curiosity about the universe never kept him away from learning. This much was evident in the actor’s social media posts. Unlike most celebrities who took to Instagram to share ultra-glam photo shoots, Rajput reserved this space to share his enthusiasm for some select subjects, astrophysics in particular.