I don't work for fame and money: Sushant Singh Rajput
"Kai Po Che" star Sushant Singh Rajput says his love and passion for cinema are his driving force to do something new onscreen
"I don't work for fame and money. I work for the love and passion of cinema. For me, it does not matter if I am acting in films or TV or doing theatre. The day I stop getting interesting work in films, I would go back to doing TV," Sushant told reporters here at a promotional event of his upcoming film 'Shudh Desi Romance'.
The actor became a household name with TV serial "Pavitra Rishta". In his upcoming romantic-comedy film "Shuddh Desi Romance", Sushant is seen locking lips with newcomer Vaani Kapoor.
There were reports that things went wrong between him and his girlfriend Ankita Lokhande after the scene. But Sushant denies them, saying, "There were no issues about it (kissing). She (Ankita) is quite supportive, she knows its part of my job, she is an actor too," Sushant said.
The event saw the launch of a new song 'Gulabi' from the film. Also, newcomer Vaani was introduced to the media. Going by the theme of the song, the two actors were dressed in pink and the set was decorated with pink color frills.
Going by the title of the film 'Shuddh Desi Romance', Sushant said it was a different kind of a love story set in rural India. "There are lot of love stories being made mostly outside India. Our film is different, presenting the issues, problems between love and commitment in a desi way," Sushant said. Directed by Maneesh Sharma and also starring Parineeti Chopra, the film is slated to be released on September 6.
Sushant also revealed that his girlfriend and television star Ankita was considered for the upcoming romantic comedy 'Happy New Year' starring Shahrukh Khan.
"I know she was considered for this film. Its a big film and it feels good that she was considered. Its a big thing," Sushant said. Ankita became popular after playing the role of Archana Manav Deshmukh in Ekta Kapoor's "Pavitra Rishta"