Sushant Singh Rajput has hit a six this year with ‘M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story’. The actor, who will next be seen in ‘Raabta’, has now decided to venture in producing films.
He said, “Yes, I plan to set up a system for it. I will ask producers with small-budget scripts who don’t have money to produce films for digital platforms. I like reading new scripts and if something sticks in my head, I will back it. I will have another person on board who will be implementing this.”
“I can afford to back the small budget films with good content because I have the means to do so. I realise things can get very deceptive. So for now, I am using my fame for producing content,” the actor added.
When he was asked what’s the aim behind backing and marketing films with good content, the ‘Kai Po Che’ actor said, “It has nothing to do with good, bad or mediocre films, but it’s something very personal. It had to do with what happened during my growing-up years. We were a big family of seven with my parents — my four sisters and me. Dad was the only one earning and that’s why every decision we used to make, money was one of the deciding factors. I realised that money was a very important issue very early in my life. While we were not poor, it was a criteria for deciding anything.”
“I couldn’t possibly earn at that time, so it seemed so unfair… That incident stayed with me throughout and I started detesting money for some reason. I said to myself, if this is the deal, I will make sure money becomes irrelevant in my life. Then, engineering happened and my inclination towards the performing arts developed. I don’t have much money, but it’s enough to not think about it even for 24 hours a day. Today, I have made it irrelevant, but that doesn’t mean it is irrelevant for others too. If I can help someone make a film, why not? I wanted to start with films, so if there’s anything any filmmaker has which I can relate to, I will sponsor the making of the film,” he added.