This is what Sushant Singh Rajput did to perfect his character for Kedarnath!

Updated: 19 November, 2018 17:11 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Sushant Singh Rajput plays the character of a 'Pitthoo' (who carries people on his back and climbs till the temple shrine) in Kedarnath

Sushant Singh Rajput
Sushant Singh Rajput

Sushant Singh Rajput, who will be playing the character of a pitthoo in his next Kedarnath, underwent rigorous preparation to perfect the part. Sushant went through special training sessions by the local Pitthoos. Even during the shoot of the sequences a team of pitthoos explained him techniques to lift people and climb the stairs. 

The actor did all the hard work and trained for the role at real locations and didn't use any body double for his part. Sushant practised many times and made sure he does this scene himself without any body double. The first song of the film 'Namo Namo' along with the trailer showcases Sushant's hard work as we can see him carrying a pilgrim.


Talking about the experience, Sushant recalls, "A thorough search and training is always necessary for characters in movies like these. I'm glad the team was more than helpful to guide me through the training. The vibe of Kedarnath and the thought of divine values in the work of pitthoos only added to my motivation."

Sushant Singh Rajput

Directed by Abhishek Kapoor, the film goes with the tagline 'Love is pilgrimage' and mainly revolves around the 14 kilometre-long journey from Gauri Kund to the Kedarnath shrine. The trailer showcases the incredible chemistry of Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan picturized against the picturesque locations of Uttarakhand.

Sushant Singh Rajput

The blooming love story of a Pithoo and a pilgrim faces the wrath of the nature as the holy place drowns in flood, however, love rises above all in the trailer of Kedarnath. This movie marks the debut of Sara Ali Khan and also presents the second association of Abhishek Kapoor with Ronnie Screwvala along Sushant Singh Rajput after Kai Po Che.

Sushant Singh Rajput

Produced by Ronnie Screwvala's RSVP and Abhishek Kapoor's Guy In the Sky Pictures, Kedarnath is directed by Abhishek Kapoor and is slated to release on December 7, 2018.

Also Read: Kedarnath Director Abhishek Kapoor: Sara Ali Khan Is Intelligent And Has A Strong Personality

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First Published: 19 November, 2018 14:59 IST

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