Pic/Mario Testino for Vogue India May 2017 issue
Sushant Singh Rajput, who did a photo- shoot with supermodel Kendall Jenner, reveals he filmed asegment for reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians
Mohar Basu (MID-DAY; May 5, 2017)

For the anniversary edition of a leading fashion magazine, Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput and international supermodel Kendall Jenner came together for a sizzling shoot by celebrated Peruvian photographer Mario Testino.

Shot at the Samode Palace near Jaipur, Testino described the shoot as an amalgamation of “the people, the art, the colours, the elephants and everything in between.” For Sushant, it was an “out of the world” experience.

Speaking to mid-day, the actor says, “Anaita Adjania (fashion director of the magazine) called me up to ask if I would be interested in doing the shoot. And I definitely was. Who would say no to an opportunity to shoot for Vogue with Mario and Kendall?” Sushant recalls discussing India, food, fashion and the Victoria’s Secret model’s reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians. “In fact, I have also shot a segment for an episode of Keeping Up... I would have loved to show her around, but couldn’t due to security issues. The palace where we stayed was huge and the food was great too. I ended the shoot with a nice conversation with her, Mario, Anaita and the crew.”

Asked if he is attempting to break out of the serious artiste mould by glamming up, he says, “As an actor I need to convince you that I am the part. So if I play a guy who is stylish, it is my job to make you believe that, irrespective of your perception.” Sushant adds he learnt quite a lot about fashion by merely observing Kendall. “She said she was happy to note that I am tall,” he says with a laugh.