Sushant Singh Rajput – the name is enough to transcend millions of emotions, memories, and vehemence throughout our blood and veins giving an exquisite thought throughout. An Indian actor, dancer, television personality, entrepreneur and philanthropist who created wonders through cinema, bearing his unique and startling performances, starting right from his initial dancing days to his soap operas, his debut in the adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s ‘The Three Mistakes of My Life’ and the jovial ‘Chhichhore’ which gave most of us the nostalgia of college life and some of us the will to live in this world of chaos, the list goes on. His portrayal in ‘Chhichhore’ was nothing less than an art created and yet the art that he created, the art he’s known for, became the irony of his life.
But this message is not about how a boy from Patna rose to the occasion and became the preface of versatility, because I’m sure most of the articles published will be regarding the same lauding of his achievements, giving him the credits he deserved when he was still there to see it. This message is to talk about rightfully giving the time to peacefully mourn and reach solace, this is to convey how serious the mental well-being of a person is and how it can affect even the best of us.
In this time of hardship and struggle, when most of us are unsure about our very present and our near future, it becomes an utmost necessity to talk and express ourselves without pondering carefully and being judgmental. Amidst a pandemic where throughout the globe a canopy of chaos and gloominess is spreading day in and day out, and where all of us have to stick to our families no matter we like it or not, while we have the conditions to suffice ourselves, the onus is on us to listen, talk and express so as to not get consumed under the canopy. So please talk about things that make you upset, however trivial or irrelevant it might seem to you, just talk. Rant as much as you wish to, quarrel as much as you want, throw tantrums, get therapy or counselling if needed, but at the end of the day just sort things out because this is all we got now! A little bit of kindness keeping aside all grudges, past quarrels and ego clashes, burying all hatchets, lets help each other heal and grow.
Quoting ‘Chhichhore’ and Sushant I’d conclude by saying, “Tumhara result decide nahi karta hai ki tum loser ho ki nahi… tumhari koshish decide karti hai”.
– Somak Chakrabarti