Sushant Singh Rajput is on a roll. The 31-year-old actor, who proved his acting mettle with MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, is unstoppable. Within a span of a few months, the actor has already signed four films. If he has already begun shooting for Karan Johar’s Drive with Jacqueline Fernandez, the Kai Po Che actor will now begin training for Chanda Mama Door Ke.
The actor will essay the role of an astronaut in the film, and will soon visit NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) to prepare for the role. Directed by Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan, the film is touted as India’s first space odyssey.
According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, Sushant will train at NASA from July 21 to July 24 as the film revolves around a team of astronauts whose mission brings the country together.
From practicing the moonwalk to experiencing zero gravity to flying a space shuttle simulator, Sushant will do everything to prepare well for his role.
The film is set to go on the floors by the end of September. Producer Viki Rajani was quoted as telling the daily, “We were to flag off in May-June but will now start shooting by the end of September or early October. In the coming week, the international technical crew is flying down to Mumbai. We have been working on it for a year now but big films take time. We didn’t want to make a mess by starting off without proper planning.”
The film will be shot in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi as well as international studios.