You inspired us with your dreams and hope, vision and mission, attitude and aptitude
(21st Jan 1986 – 14th June 2020)
You will live on in the hearts of the people. Physically, you are no longer a part of the world but your principles, philosophies and achievements will become immortal, spreading from generation to generation.
As we fondly remember the young and talented actor, here are 10 quotes by Sushant Singh Rajput about life and living.
“The closest synonym of happiness is excitement, and you can generate it by doing something that you can’t completely comprehend. This understanding makes the process rich and exciting.”
“Everybody is in a hurry to decode you in a certain way, and then they expect you to adhere to their definition. How can they possibly do that when you yourself are finding it hard to discover yourself?”
“To be able to make statements, you need to be confident about what you think. You need to have a sense of right and wrong.”
“If you are seeing something for the first time, one of your first reactions should be fascination.”
“No matter what you achieve, what you want to aspire to be, or how famous and powerful you become, the most important thing is whether you are excited about each and every moment of your life because of your work and people around you.”
“If you spend time with your loved ones, you get the energy to do your job better.”
“Whatever dream you have, be sure that it is going to happen, and then forget about it. Then you have to come back to the present and be there 100 per cent.”
“We should never forget the inevitable, as we will lose everything eventually. So why fret over any kind of security? The idea is to just fly and experience it all while it lasts.”
“The best thing is to accept the circumstances, not take them personally, deal with them, stop complaining, and give everything your best.”
“I think we are all insecure, and there is nothing wrong in accepting that.”
In the last 10 years, I’ve been lucky enough to have a lot of life experiences, including: Traveling to different cities, writing articles, starting work with a new company all over in a different country with Zero experience, delivering over 500 presentations. Being lucky enough to fall in love Here’s the thing: most of these experiences are only valuable when shared. It’s time for me to pay it forward. I want to help you all live the most fulfilling, epic life possible. So today, I’ll be sharing with you my top “few” life experiences that you should try:
Celebrate a huge win – Every single time. People love to feel appreciated.
Chase your passion wholeheartedly –Take your brain along with you
Smile at someone and compliment them – Try it. Be a smiling hero for someone today. It’s free of cost
Be fearless – Being fearless doesn’t mean not feeling fear. We all feel fear. It means having control over that fear versus letting that fear control you. Fear can be constructive. It forces you to be thoughtful around many aspects of your process and to be ready for obstacles that lie ahead. If your dreams don’t scare you, it’s possible that you’re not dreaming big enough. Don’t let fears be the gatekeeper to your dreams. Be fearless like Hansen.
Be vulnerable – “Life is so perfect!” That’s not real life. No one’s life is perfect. And that’s okay!
Never eat alone – This gives you a chance to bond with someone. I did this at Box all the time and it helped me make a ton of friends over a period of two years. Want to know why? It’s because during lunchtime, we usually stopped talking about work and finally started talking about our personal lives. Some people call this small talk. I call this friendship.
Share an Uber ride with someone – To have a new friend.
Conquer a fear – You will live longer & healthy
Learn to share your story – Everyone has a unique story. Learn to tell your story. You never know whose life you could change.
Make a trip to the snowy mountains – It’s peaceful. It’s refreshing. In a world where almost everything is on demand and moves incredibly fast, it’s good to pause for a moment. To reflect.
Learn to cook one dish really well – It doesn’t matter what the dish is. Just learn to cook at least one dish really well. Need help? YouTube it. For me, it’s an omelet.
Try new food – Don’t limit yourself to a world view that’s constrained. There’s so much out there to explore and experience. It’s what life is about. Expand your horizons.
Dance like no one’s watching – Get jaggy with it. Do the Nae-Nae.
fall deeply in love – I’ve been in love only once in my life. It happened in a way I never expected. One of the most fulfilling things in life you can ever experience is to fall deeply in love. Take the leap. You’ll be glad you did.
Learn a different language- It’s entertaining!
Mentor someone – You’ve got some great life experiences. Whether it’s love, friendships, career, entrepreneurship, traveling, or any other subject, you’ve learned something profound. Why keep it all to yourself? Pay it forward. Share those experiences with others. Be a mentor.
Find your own mentor – Surround yourself with the type of person you want to become. Awesomeness is contagious.
Build something from scratch – In business, it’s incredibly fulfilling to build something from ground up. You and your colleagues are in control of your destiny. You can shape the vision, strategy and direction. It’s infinitely harder to do this than to incrementally improve an existing business that has already achieved success. You’ll also learn a lot more. Try building something.
Write anywhere – On a blog, FACEBOOK or any other medium of the hardest parts of writing is simply starting. Just go!
Genuinely accept a compliment – A lot of times people get a compliment and I see them brush it off. Instead of just saying “thank you,” tell the person how much their compliment means to you. I bet you’ll have a better connection after that.
Surprise your parents with a visit – I know as I’ve gotten older, it’s become harder to spend more time with my parents. For many of us, our parents worked incredibly hard to provide a better life for us. One of the best things we can do is show them how grateful we are for their love by paying them a surprise visit. I know every time I’ve come home I can always count on seeing a huge smile on my mom’s face.
Praise others for their success – When your coworker or friends crushes it, praise them for their success. It’ll make them feel like they’re on top of the world.
Get rejected – Experiencing rejection is a good thing. It will make you a strong person
Give to charity – Did you know studies show that giving to charity makes us happier and can lower blood pressure? Try giving back to the community.
Spend a day with your grandparents and parents and hear their stories – How can you understand and connect with your family if you’ve never heard their life stories? Take the time to really get to know what they’ve been through.
Meditate – Ever have a cup of coffee and feel like a million thoughts are going through your head? Try closing your eyes, taking a deep breath and meditating for a few minutes. If you need an app to help you, check out Headspace.
Tell your parents you love and appreciate them – That’s it. Simple as that.
Saying no without having to explain yourself – It’s okay to say no to things. You can’t make time for everything. Try saying no without explaining the reason why. Sometimes it’s just unnecessary.
Move to a new city – Moving to a new city will help you learn how to be independent and get you out of your comfort zone. This will stretch you socially in an awesome way.
Go to the spa – Because everybody needs some time off.
Help someone out without asking for anything in return – If everyone was just a little bit more helpful to each other, how much better would the world be? A lot better.Dont misses the chance
Listen completely without judging – Sometimes people don’t want your opinion at all. Sometimes they just want you to listen. To feel heard. Try it.
Forgive someone completely – Chances are that we’ve all been wronged by someone in the past. It’s time to let it go. Forgive them completely. You only hurt yourself by holding onto the anger.
Stop blaming others – It takes an incredible amount of energy to blame others. You get upset. Angry. Resentful. So here’s an idea: take that energy and focus on improving yourself.
Act exactly as you feel – Not happy about something? Don’t fake a smile. Just be completely authentic to how you feel. Live in the moment honestly.
Go to a wedding (or have your own) – Celebrating love is one of the most beautiful things in the world.
Be single for a period of time – Being single allows you to find who you really are. Your strengths, weaknesses, and insecurities. It gives you a chance to explore what you really want out of your life.
Love yourself first – Before you fall in love.
Take a risk – This is your chance. This is your opportunity. This is your life. Start. Now. Because it’s never too late to be awesome.
The name Sushant Singh Rajput rings many bells; a God-given talent that won many hearts from Television to Bollywood.
Some people become famous simply because they happen to be in the right place at the right time, but he is one of those who reached the right place at the right time with his endless struggle, self- motivation & determination. A pure talent – versatile actor & a great human being.
Bollywood, the world Sushant tried to make his own. A small town guy who started his career with scraps and pieces. From securing seventh rank in the DCE Entrance Exam and admission in the Bachelor of Engineering to participating in theatre, dance and finally to pursue an acting career. He made a RIGHT choice since he was born to be a star.
Deep down he was living in his own world which was pure, clean and thought provoking. He never had a fear of loosing, seemed to have a good control on his life and things around him. He had money, luxuries & Fame. Everything an actor desires for.
Being a star, stable & focused mind and having an alternative approach to coping with fame is hard to find. Sushant Singh Rajput was a keen observer and had a courage to find the answer and truth behind the unknown- The key to staying healthy psychologically, from the pursuit of fame to its aftermath,was his life outside of the spotlight with people and purposes he really care about.
He was chosen to promote the Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) and involved in various programmes like Sushant4Education.He was known for always smiling, being shy and sweet, and someone who holds his faith close to his heart. What an ideal personality he was.
Such a person can not be depressed, Depression which is characterized by a loss of interest in daily activities and an impaired ability to focus; Well, Sushant was always focused and determined towards the projects he was doing and expecting to be done. He was Nature & Science lover with a Bucket list of 50 harmless dreams which he was eager to achieve one by one.
Besides his good looks, acting and dancing skills,his sculpted physic had put Sushant in the league of ace actors of Bollywood in today’s time. The level of hard work, energy and time he put into his body fitness regime made him look fit and fabulous, better than any Big Bollywood Actor.
He has done justice to variety of roles and impressed the audience with his spectacular performances, be it Romance, Action or Real life story.
Sushant had come to film industry with no Bollywood connections still,he managed to make a place for himself, like Shah Rukh Khan who became Industry’s high paid outsider and mega star, came from TV to Bollywood like Sushant. He was suppose to be another King of Bollywood – King Rajput or King Sushant Rajput (KSR)
No one from inside or outside Bollywood can deny his undoubted talent and his easy likeability on screen.
Sushant Singh Rajput was a genius, a lot of his friends including Shraddha Kapoor have already said, He was incredibly intelligent, the man who would celebrate the success of his movies by spending some alone time with his books usually the ones about Quantum Physics or Astrophysics. Did you know he was an “all-rounder” since school? His school friend Arti Batra says he was a “complete package” in real life.
Like I said, he was capable of doing anything, then why the actor is to be seen repeatedly asking for acceptance in the industry?
The unfortunate truth, however, is that Bollywood treats each and every celebrity differently. The word “Nepotism” rules Hindi cinema and sustains itself via a network of second, or third-generation family ties.
It isn’t surprising that the words like ‘nepotism’ and ‘discrimination’ are so much in the air. Outsiders and newcomers have always struggled to find a way into this grid where all the electricity flows. Sushant was never given his due and was treated with the disdain, its a fact that can’t be denied.
The relevant question becomes how can a celebrity survive ill treatment, sadness & despair? How can someone take a God-given talent rise to mega-stardom, and ride the merry-go-round of fame with health, grace, and perspective until it is time to finally get off?
He was an ultimate talented “Outsider” the generations would have cherish, that Bollywood took away. Today, we see him as a role model, he motivated many of us to follow our passion and believing in own self and never get tired of trials.
A young, talented academically acclaimed life has ended and it is so painful to accept it, after knowing so much about his likes and interests, the way he was leading his life and more importantly he was a learner whose journey of learning to implementing ended untimely. He could have done wonders. His appearance, thoughts and ideas were so positive, having the ability of acceptance, accepting anything that life or destiny throws at you, take it, live it, grow with it and change it.
I wish the fragments and videos which are getting viral on different social media sites, pages and channels would have come out a bit earlier so that the world would have understand Sushant, the way exactly he was.
The media should build credibility through transparency and must do more to cover the positive impact rather than writing blind items and make money out of it.
Its time to stand together against the nepotism driven industry and remind all of them that “The earth is supported by the power of truth; it is the power of truth that makes the sun shine and the winds blow; indeed all things rest upon truth.
We urge people who were close to Sushant to come up and help the authorities to unveil the truth to get him justice. Remember hiding the truth is the same as telling a lie. The least you all can do for the departed soul??? If you don’t speak today, tomorrow you will regret another Sushant.
Listen !! Dearest Sushant,
We know that you are at much peaceful place, away from the extensive pressures and stressors of the Bollywood insiders.
In Next world or next life, we will meet again. Until then. We will miss you and will keep you alive in our memories. We promise, the memories you have given us would never fade away.
We will keep celebrating you and your life. We promise you to adopt your 50 dreams and remains hopeful to achieve those one by one. We will try to be a better person every passing day. This is what we learnt from the life you lived.
Last but not the least … this is not the end. We will see you soon on the other side Kiuk “Picture Abhi Baqi Mere Dost”