Actress Bhumi Pedenekar has remembered late actor Sushant Singh Rajput on the second anniversary of their movie, Sonchiriya which was released on the 1st March 2019. Recalling Sushant, Bhumi said that he was a rare mind in Bollywood.
"Sushant became a friend and someone I admired very fast. He was a true blue gem of a person and an actor with a restless mind. We really had the best time on set. His rare mind with brilliant ideas kept me very intrigued through our Sonchiriya experience", Bhumi said according to Sify.
"I got to meet and work with a creative mind like Sushant Singh Rajput due to the film. I had the best time exchanging notes with him", she added.
"Sonchiriya' gave me the chance to work with a brilliant cast and people I admired deeply. It's an experience I'll deeply cherish more because of the collaboration I had with Sushant and Khushiya, the little girl who played Sonchiriya. Khushiya has become a part of my life forever", she recalled working on Sonchiriya.
Sonchiriya couldn't make big numbers at the box office but it was critically admired. Bhumi said that this will always be a special film in her filmography because it taught her to take bigger risks as an artist with every film. She also thanked director Abhishek Chaubey for showing faith in her to perform the tough role of Indumati Tomar.
"A film like Sonchiriya is rare, it comes maybe once in a lifetime for an artist and I'm fortunate that I got to do this project. Abhishek Chaubey's vision with this film was so unique and original that it literally blew my mind. The love and respect that I have got from people across the world for this project are truly humbling", she added.
Apart from Sushant and Bhumi, the movie also starred Manoj Bajpayee, Ranvir Shorey, and Ashutosh Rana in pivotal roles. The story of the film is set in the ravines of the river Chambal valley. It tells the tale of dacoits in 1975, who termed themselves Baaghis, the rebels. Sonchiriya was produced by Ronnie Screwvala under the banner RSVP Movies.