5 books Sushant Singh Rajput is reading right now
He's one of the brightest sparks in the film industry with a mind of his own
There's a reason the best directors in Bollywood want to work with Sushant Singh Rajput. He is a good actor, of course. But also, he's one of the brightest sparks in the industry with a mind of his own. A mind he tends to very well, expanding it with the kind of reading that would not be lost on a philosophy student. One minute quoting from Deviate: Seeing Reality Differently by Beau Lotto, and another minute from John Berger's classic Ways of Seeing, without managing to sound like a prig, he's an entertaining conversationalist. Self aware in a way few actors are, he is as at home reeling off the third law of thermodynamics as he is quoting Kevin Spacey on Al Pacino. The actor, who famously is a drop out from Delhi College of Engineering, is currently prepping for three films. He loves telling a story - and in four short years has already made a mark with exceptional performances in Byomkesh Bakshi and MS Dhoni: The Untold Story. His next three characters: an astronaut in a film by Sanjay Singh Chauhan (director of Lahore); a dacoit in the languid 70s in a film by Abhishek Chaubey (Ishqiya, Udta Punjab) and a Muslim palki bearer in Kedarnath in a film by Abhishek "Gattu" Kapoor (Kai Po Che and Rock On!!). As he sits in his hotel room in Delhi, Rajput talks to Kaveree Bamzai about the five books he's reading right now and why Bollywood defies the laws of physics.