Ankita is not Sushant Singh Rajput's first girlfriend

Sushant Singh Rajput who made his debut in Bollywood with ‘Kai Po Che’ gets candid in an interview. He reveals about his serious relationship.

Sushant was asked about his parents’ reaction after hearing his decision to join acting leaving his engineering career. He said, “They were shocked. I come from a family of doctors and engineers and everyone expected me to take up a similar career. That was the most natural thing to do! I remember when the results of the All India Engineering exams came out. I ranked 7th. I even got a scholarship. But it was during the sixth semester of my engineering course that I decided to call it quits and pursue acting seriously. When I told my parents about my decision, they were aghast and could not say anything. And I took their silence as a nod of approval (Laughs).”

On being asked about his favorite hangout places in Delhi during college days, he said, “Along with some of my college friends, I would often bunk classes and drive to Murthal, which is about 50 km from New Delhi, just to have some piping hot parathas. There was this small roadside dhaba where they would serve absolutely delicious aloo parathas with dollops of butter.”

He was asked about his popularity in college, he said, “On the contrary, I was a loner. I could hardly make friends. But, I am still in touch with the few friends I made in school and college.”

Sushant was asked if Ankita is her only girlfriend till now, he said, “I would be lying if I say Ankita is my first girlfriend. But, she is my first serious relationship.”

On being asked about his secret trick to woo Ankita, he said, “Oh that was hard work! I tried all the tricks I picked up from watching those romantic Shah Rukh Khan movies. But she could see through all my ploys. She hated me initially. But, finally she gave in and said yes. When you are spending 16 to 17 hours with a person who is persistently trying to woo you, you really don't have much choice! (Laughs)”

After finishing high school, Sushant appeared in entrance exam for Engineering and was ranked seventh. He took admission in a prestigious Engineering college in Delhi. But his heart raced for acting. In his 6th semester of engineering, he made up his mind and dropped college to pursue a career in acting.

Sushant got his first break with TV serial ‘Pavitra Rishtaa’. He also appeared in reality dance show ‘Jhalak Dikhla Jaa’. Then he was screened for ‘Kai Po Che’. The movie was based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel ‘3 mistakes of my life’. Sushant’s acting was appreciated a lot and thus he got his second movie under the coveted banner of Yash Raj Films. He is acting opposite Parineeti Chopra and Vaani Kapoor in ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’. The movie will be released on 6th September. The movie is a minefield between love and commitment.