Here’s How Sushant Singh Rajput Prepared For The Role Of Mansoor In Kedarnath

The actor took rigorous training from the real ‘Pithoos’ to learn the technique of carrying people on their back.

Ashutosh Oak

March 15, 2019


3 min


Sushant Singh Rajput played the role of Mansoor in Abhishek Kapoor’s romantic drama Kedarnath. The movie was released in December last year. It was based on the powerful backdrop of Kedarnath flash floods in May 2013 which affected many lives. The movie even attracted a lot of controversies due to its concept of a Hindu girl falling in love with a Muslim boy. After dealing with all the issues, the movie was set out.

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Sara Ali Khan, who marked her debut with this film, was appreciated for her acting. Opposite to the new actress Abhishek decided to cast Sushant Singh Rajpoot as the male lead. Talking about Sushant, the actor took training from the real Pithoos and learnt the technique of carrying people on their back. He was also suggested to have a body double for the shot but the actor refused to do so. He also went on to shop for local clothes to look authentic. It was a challenge for the actor as he had to carry around 60 kgs of weight on his back for 10 consecutive days.

Sushant opened up about his experience while talking to a leading daily, “A thorough search and training is always necessary for characters in movies like these. I’m glad the team was more than helpful to guide me through the training. The vibe of Kedarnath and the thought of divine values in the work of pithoos only added to my motivation.”

Abhishek Kapoor With Sushant Singh Rajput
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The filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor also expressed his take on Sushant and said “Sushant, as an actor, shows a lot of dedication to his character. But, this time, it has been physically very demanding on him. He had to carry someone with around 60 kilos every day for the entire shoot up and down for more than 10 days. It’s almost inhuman to do that but he did whatever was required of him to look the part.”

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