Sushant Singh Rajput Speaks For a Cause In The Capital
Updated: September 17, 2016 19:24 IST
The MS Dhoni: The Untold Story actor spoke about sports and more at the NDTV Youth For Change Conclave.
Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput hit the capital of New Delhi for NDTV's Youth For Change Conclave. The actor, who will be soon seen as ace cricketer MS Dhoni in the biopic on the skipper's life spoke on - "How passionate is the next generation about sports?"
The 30-year-old actor looked dapper in a blue suit and a printed shirt.
Sushant also spent some time mingling with fans and admirers.
The actor was joined in a spirited discussion at the conclave by notable sports personalities including Olympians Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar, Deepa Malik and coaches Bisheswar Nandi and Mandeep Singh.
Sushant didn't just speak about his upcoming role but also the apparent difference in facilities for cricketers over other sports in India. He said, "Cricket has had a lot of sustained success in India because its governing body is very structured. It knows how to monetise the game. The same needs to be replicated in other sports as well."
Sakshi Malik, who is fresh from her Bronze win at the 2016 Rio Olympics was a part of the panel.
She thanked people for her warm welcome back after the win, and stated that she has been made to feel very special ever since.
Sakshi and Dipa were both one of the most sought after athletes from India at the Olympics this year. Sakshi states that she has had to overcome discrimination as a sportswoman.
Dipa came in fourth in Gymnastics, but was lauded for her performance. She shared an interesting anecdote, "Sportspeople are intelligent, they don't need to work hard for marks. I took an exam the day after I got back from Rio. Don't get 80% but I manage 60-70%."
Rio Paralympics Olympian Deepa Malik inspired everyone, especially women athletes to never give up.