Sushant Singh Rajput has been traveling places, well, literally. To prepare for his warrior act in Dinesh Vijan’s directorial debut Raabta, he spent considerable time in Bangkok. Later, when it came to shooting for scenes that required him to become all wild and ferocious, the chosen destination was Mauritius.
“There was a lot that behind getting the look, act and ambience right for the all-important shooting schedule that required Sushant to go back in time,” informs our source, “For the look part, there were make-up artists called all the way from Los Angeles. For getting his act right, Sushant travelled to Bangkok and trained for martial arts and gymnastics. As for the ambience, Dinesh felt that Mauritius would be the perfect backdrop. Only when all three dimensions (look, act, and ambience) were perfectly in synch with each other did the filmmaker begin to call the shots for this part of Raabta.”
As can be seen from the promos, Raabta has its setting in the current times as well as the era gone by. To facilitate that, Sushant is practically playing a dual role.
“In the contemporary times, he is playing this sweet and naughty boy who is in love with the character played by Kriti Sanon. Of course there is a turn of events and this is where another facet of his as well as Kriti’s character is explored. This is the time when Raabta goes back in time. Is it reincarnation? Well, looks like, though you never know what surprise does the film hold. As for Sushant, he has gone all out to get it right for the film,” a source close to the filmmaker adds.
For Sushant, Raabta has turned out to be yet another physically draining experience after M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story where he had to go through a gruelling shooting schedule and also practice as a batsman.
“This time around, he had to practice a lot to look and feel like a warrior on screen,” our source adds, “There is a lot of intensity in the part that he plays, which is a complete turnaround from the boy of today’s time that he enacts in his other part. The transformation had to be seamless, effective and yet effortless. He has managed to make it all come across as correct for the screen.”
One looks forward to how it all plays on screens once the film releases next month.