Thalapathi Vijay's old look as Rayappan in Bigil was well received by many.

But do you know that the look was inspired by the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's character in Chhichhore?

According to producer Archana Kalpathi of AGS Entertainment, which produced Bigil, Atlee and his team had wanted to cast a senior actor for the Rayappan role in the movie.

It was then a Mumbai-based cosmetologist, Preethu Sri showed them photos of Sushant from Chhichhore, where he sports an old look.

Atlee and his team were so impressed by it that they got Vijay to play the old character himself, Archana reportedly told an interview, according to Indiaglitz.

Sushant, who was known for hit movies like MS Dhoni the Untold story, Kai Po Che, PK, and Chhichhore, took his own life on June 14, believed to be due to depression. He was only 34.

The incident sent shockwaves through the film industries in India. Many stars and netizens are claiming Sushant faced discrimination from some of the biggest celebrities in the industry as he was an 'outsider' to the Bollywood industry, as he came from the TV industry.

It also spawned criticisms against alleged nepotism in the Bollywood industry, where children of star actors or industry insiders are purportedly accorded "special treatment".

Source: Indiaglitz
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