Sushant Singh Rajput’s leap from the small screen to the silverscreen was smooth but not exactly surprising, thanks to his promising acting chops. He impressed the audiences as well as the critics with his performance in his debut movie Kai Po Che. In his second outing, Maneesh Sharma’s Shuddh Desi Romance, co-starring Parineeti Chopra and Vani Kapoor, Sushant went on to show his flourish once again. In Aamir Khan starrer PK, the soft-spoken actor did not have much to do cinematically speaking, but his role was pivotal indeed. And now with his next,Dibaker Banerjee’s directorial endevour Detective Byomkesh Bakshy the charming actor is all set to showcase his versatility as a performer.

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We met Sushant at Mumbai’s Yash Raj Studios recently. In a free-wheeling chat with the 29-year-old discussed his transition from the idiot box to the big screen, how his journey as an actor is getting interesting as well as intense, and why he is not unaffected by the ever-cropping  juicy stories about his relationship with Anikta Lokhande. Take a look!