‘Dada, Dhoni ka helicopter shot sikha do na’ – MS Dhoni’s childhood coach remembers Sushant Singh’s words
Sushant Singh Rajput's finest performance came in MS Dhoni biopic.
Updated - Jun 16, 2020 11:36 am
Sushant Singh Rajput’s death has brought the whole country to a standstill. Everyone is shocked and at a loss of words. Some remember him as a brilliant actor on screen and some remember him as someone with a charming personality. He made everyone’s heart melt with his performance in “MS Dhoni: The Untold Story.”
Undoubtedly, it was his finest performance. The way he got hold of MS Dhoni’s persona is something unimaginable. During the shoot and before the shoot, Sushant interacted with many people who played a crucial role in the making of MS Dhoni, the player. One of them was his coach, Mr. Keshav Banerjee. The role of Banerjee was played by Rajesh Sharma in the movie.
He was so focussed. Single-minded determination: MS Dhoni’s coach on Sushant Singh Rajput
According to the reports on The New Indian Express, Banerjee remembers the interaction with the actor vividly. In an interview, he gave his comments on Sushant Singh Rajput. He recalled how gentle and well behaved the actor was.
“He was such a gentle boy. He was so well behaved and I today as I watch news channels, I cannot believe it,” Banerjee said.
Recalling his interactions with Sushant, Banerjee revealed how he would ask him to teach him the helicopter shot, the signature shot of the former Indian captain.
“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). 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.
Sushant Singh Rajput committed suicide and was found dead by police in his Bandra home in Mumbai. The 34-year-old actor was reportedly going through depression for the past six months. Many cricketers were shocked and saddened by his demise.