Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicidal death has left the entire world mourning over his loss. Being the wonderful soul that he was, a lot of celebrities have expressed their grief through several experiences. Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar too recently shared a video on his YouTube channel expressing his share of dismay over the loss of a phenomenal human being.
In his video Shoaib was quoted saying,
“I met him (Sushant) in Olive in Mumbai when I was about to leave India in 2016. A boy was approaching with long hair and his hat askew. I did not feel a lot of confidence when somebody told me he would be portraying the role of MS Dhoni in a biopic. I thought I will have to watch his acting now. He has come from a humble background, and he is making a good film. The film did turn out to be successful.”
Shoaib further regretted the instance when he did not talk to Sushant,
“But one thing that bothered me was that I should have accosted him and shared my life experiences with him. This may have given him a broader spectrum in life. I regret not talking to him.â€
Speaking about his own struggle in his profession, Shoaib added, “When I came into the side there was Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis who were like Salman Khan and Shah Rukh onlyâ€¦ So I had to really put in the hard yards to make a name for myself.”
Shoaib also mentioned about how important it is to be in good mental health and to seek advice whenever required. Here’s what he said, “Setbacks are a part of life. When you are aware of your lifeâ€™s problems, please share and discuss them with those close to you. Deepika Padukone had a problem, and she openly said that I have anxiety issues and I need help. Sushant also needed such help, and probably he was taking it also. But he should have shared his problems with his strong-minded friends.â€