Sushant Singh Rajput’s untimely death has sent shockwaves around the entire country. The 34-year-old self-made actor was found dead in his Bandra flat on Sunday afternoon.
Sushant, who made his debut on the silver screen back in 2013 with the movie ‘Kai Po Che’, is best remembered for his iconic portrayal of one of India’s greatest-ever captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Sushant played the central role in MS Dhoni’s biopic ‘MS Dhoni- The Untold Story’ back in 2016. The movie turned out to be a raging blockbuster and the success was not only a reflection of Dhoni’s popularity but also of Sushant Singh Rajput’s hard work and the desire to perfectly emulate Dhoni on the silver screen.
‘Dada Dhoni ka helicopter shot sikha do na’- When Sushant Singh Rajput requested MS Dhoni’s coach Keshav Banerjee
Sushant perfectly displayed the various facets of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s character as well as his on-field talent. One of the many things that Sushant perfected brilliantly during the making of the movie was playing Dhoni’s trademark Helicopter shot.
Shocked and flabbergasted by the sudden turn of events, Keshav Banerjee, Dhoni’s childhood coach told IANS on Sunday how Sushant hoaxed him from to teach him the helicopter shot.
“He was such a gentle boy. He was so well behaved and I today as I watch news channels, I cannot believe it. I remember when he came to Ranchi. We had a long chat. I was there. Mahi’s friends were there. He always used to tell me, ‘dada Dhoni ka helicopter shot sikha do na (please teach me how to play the helicopter shot)’,” Keshav Banerjee said.
“He was after me, the way Mahi used to play it, what were his facial expressions. He was so focussed. Single-minded determination. That’s why it came out so well. You could not tell it was not Dhoni. Today I have only memories, and I really am in utter shock,” he added.