Wish you were here: Sushant's sister Shweta on 'Chhichhore's win
Late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's sister Shweta Singh Kirti has reacted to Chhichhore's win at the 67th National Film Awards. The movie starring Rajput, Shraddha Kapoor, Varun Sharma, and others was announced as the Best Hindi (Feature) Film on Monday. Remembering her brother, Shweta posted a heartfelt message on Twitter. She said that he makes her proud every day. Here's more.
'I wish you were there to receive the award'
Shweta tweeted a link to a news story about Chhichhore's accomplishment and wrote, "Bhai, I know you are watching, but I wish you were there to receive the award." She went on to write how proud she feels of her brother every day, adding the hashtag #SushantOurHero. Chhichhore was Rajput's last theatrical release before he was found dead in his apartment in June 2020.
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'Chhichhore' wins National Film Award.” Bhai, I know you are watching, but I wish you were there to receive the award. Not a single day passes when I don’t feel proud of you. 🙏 #ChhichhoreBagsNationalAward #SushantOurHero https://t.co/iph8MYmd7q— Shweta Singh Kirti (@shwetasinghkirt) March 23, 2021
Shweta shared images of Australian benches named after Rajput
Separately, Shweta also posted about another special honor that her brother has received. She shared pictures of benches in Australia named after him. While one bench was called "Sushant's Point," the board on another bench called him an "actor, keen astronomer, environmentalist, and humanitarian." Shweta wrote, "He lives on...his name lives on...his essence lives on! That is the impact of a pure soul! (sic)"
'You are God's own child my baby'
Earlier, Sajid Nadiadwala had dedicated the win to Rajput
The late actor was remembered by director Nitesh Tiwari, producer Sajid Nadiadwala, and the entire cast after the win. While Nadiadwala went on to dedicate the award to Rajput, Tiwari felt bittersweet. Speaking to a daily, he said, "There is a joy but there is sadness too; it's a mixed feeling as Sushant is not here with us anymore to share this moment."
'Chhichhore' co-stars also missed Rajput
The main cast of the movie, comprising Rajput, Kapoor, Sharma, Tushar Pandey, Naveen Polishetty, Tahir Raj Bhasin, and Saharsh Kumar Shukla, did an amazing job in giving an insight into relationships built in college. Many of the cast members remembered their "buddy" after the honor was announced. Kapoor wrote that everyone misses him. Sharma said the movie taught him a lot.