Tumbbad director Anand Gandhi reveals Sushant Singh Rajput was set to star in Emergence

Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur also revealed that Sushant Singh Rajput was the lead actor in Paani before the film got shelved.
Written By Apoorv Shandilya | Updated: July 22, 2020 15:34 IST
Tumbbad director Anand Gandhi reveals Sushant Singh Rajput was set to star in Emergence

Fans of Sushant Singh Rajput are currently anticipating the release of their favorite actor's last film Dil Bechara. The film is set to make its worldwide premiere on Disney Plus Hotstar soon. In a recent interview director, Anand Gandhi has revealed that Sushant Singh Rajput was set to collaborate with him on his film Emergence. Anand said that Emergence was made in a post-pandemic world. Anand is famous for his critically acclaimed films such as Ship of Theseus and Tumbbad.

Speaking in an interview with the Quint Anand said, "Sushant really, really loved the script. It was something he was extremely keen on being a part of. I was very keen on having him on board. In the last few months of our conversation, he'd been reminding me to get back to this film and work on it."
"Not just this project, there are two other projects where we had written the character imagining him. He was very keen on doing those characters as well. To the extent that in one of my stories, a character is named Sushant just so that I remember who is going to play it. Just so that I can see him every time I flesh out the character," he added.
Anand also commented on nepotism in Bollywood and said, "Nepotism has always been there. We are a nepotistic society. So people who have a problem with nepotism need to understand it is a consequence of deep corruption that is a part of our reality which we need to fight but not in a superficial way. If you want to fight nepotism you need to fight cast, creed, race, communalism. Everything in this country that is decided by somebody’s birth."