As Sara Ali Khan's debut Hindi film "Kedarnath" clocks three years, the actor took to social media to share a heartwarming note for her co-star Sushant Singh Rajput. Sara posted a video from the film writing she's missing Mansoor today. The role of Mansoor was essayed by the late actor. she also credited him for the success of the film and how it will always be special for her. Concluding her note writing, "Will forever miss you Sushant," Sara went on to thank the director and producers of the film.
"3 years ago my biggest dream came true. I became an actor, and my first, and most special film released. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to explain how much Kedarnath means to me- the place, the film, the memories, all of it. But today I’m really missing my Mansoor. It’s only because of Sushant’s unwavering support, selfless help, constant guidance and compassionate advice that Mukku was able to reach your hearts. From Kedarnath to Andromeda. Miss you forever Sushant. Thank you @gattukapoor for trusting me with your vision @ronnie.screwvala @rsvpmovies for believing in me and @kanika.d for creating a character and world that I will always be proud of. #jaibholenath #harharmahadev #kedarnath," Sara captioned the post.
Recently, Sara recalled how her co-star, late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, was a constant support during the making of the Abhishek Kapoor-directorial. "Kedarnath", set against the backdrop of the natural tragedy in the temple town of Uttarakhand, is a love story of a Hindu girl (Sara) and a Muslim porter (Sushant). The 26-year-old actor thanked her director Abhishek and Sushant for guiding her when she was "new and nervous".
“From Gattu sir (Abhishek) I have learnt how to face the camera. And Sushant was a huge part to play with that, he had worked with him before. Sushant was the most helpful first co-actor that I could have ask for, everything that I did I ran through him because I was so new and nervous. Gattu sir and Sushant have equal roles in anything that I have done,” Sara told PTI.
Sushant, best known for films like "Kai Po Che", "MS Dhoni: The Untold Story", "Byomkesh Bakshi", passed away last year in June.
Released on 7 December 2018, “Kedarnath” received mixed reviews but the lead actors' performances were praised.
Sara followed up the romantic drama with movies “Simmba”, “Love Aaj Kal”, and “Coolie No 1”, but the actor said her first film will always remain close to her heart.
“‘Kedarnath’ will always be very special to me for a lot of reasons. It was my first film, I remember my first shot, I exactly remember what it was."
The film was produced by Ronnie Screwvala of RSVP Movies along with Abhishek and his wife Pragya Kapoor.
Sara will next be seen in filmmaker Aanand L Rai's directorial venture "Atrangi Re".
The film, also featuring superstar Akshay Kumar and Dhanush, will release on Disney + Hotstar on December 24.
--with PTI inputs