April 27 : Late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's fans are overwhelmed as the actor has been mentioned in a gallery on the Oscars website. Sushant was included along with Rishi Kapoor in a larger gallery.
The late actor’s brother-in-law, Vishal Kirti, took to Twitter and wrote a note of thanks, as he commented, “@itsSSR featured in The Memoriam gallery at the Oscars. Thanks for pursuing this @mayureshkrishna.” Sushant Singh Rajput and Rishi Kapoor’s portraits were displayed on the Oscar’s official web page under the profession: ‘Actor’.
Fans have still kept Sushant Singh Rajput in their hearts and showed their appreciation after he was honoured by Oscars. “Irrfan sir honoured at the #Oscars and Sushant featured in the memorium gallery. That's a bittersweet feeling. Always in my heart, you two,” a fan tweeted.
Another fan wrote, “Getting chills seeing Sushant being remembered and honored at the #Oscars ... this isn’t the oscars appearance any fan ever hopes to witness. it wasn’t supposed to be this way.” Another tweeted, “93rd Oscars mentioned Sushant Singh Rajput with much respect 'In Memorium'. Just think, he only did 10 movies! See he had dreamt of Hollywood by 2020. Class can never be stopped or oppressed ever!”
Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his home in Bandra, Mumbai on June 14, 2020. The actor starred in a number of commercially successful films such as M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, Kedarnath and Chhichhore.
Last year, Indian cinema lost not only Sushant Singh Rajput but also Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor. In the main ‘In Memorium’ segment, which was telecast during the ceremony, the 93rd Academy honoured Irrfan Khan and costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, who was India's first Oscar winner. Irrfan had appeared in Oscar winning films like Slumdog Millionaire and Life of Pi. He was also Oscar nominated for his film Salaam Bombay. Irrfan Khan passed away on April 29, 2020, after battling cancer for a long time. The actor’s death was mourned even by the international film fraternity.
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