Heeramandi star says he's been likened to Sushant Singh Rajput

Taha Shah Badussha, who is victory-lapping his recent success and acclaim for his role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar, has opened up on being compared to the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput. In a recent interview with Siddharth Kannan, Taha opened up about his memories of Sushant and expressed his desire to honour his legacy.

ā€œI knew Sushant personally," revealed Taha. "I know how hard it is to come from outside. I would like to take his legacy forward. People have actually messaged me and told me that I am their new Sushant. How awesome is that? Because I know how much love the audience gave him. I just hope to live up to these expectations.ā€ Recalling his interactions with Sushant, Taha reminisced, "He was a very philosophical and intelligent person. He would talk a lot about books, and I relate to him on that. I didn't spend too much time with him; we talked only at events and parties. When I met him, we talked about NASA. We also talked about Kai Po Che because I was being considered for Amit Sadh's character in the film, but I ended up not getting it because of the age difference.ā€