It's the good, the bad and the bittersweet that make life's journey worth travelling on… and Sushant Singh Rajput's foray into Bollywood and his rise to fame is a journey that could inspire many young hearts. From an engineering dropout to a mere background dancer, to being in the spotlight as one of the biggest Gen-X stars, from small screen to big screen in Bollywood now, the actor has had an impressive rise. In fact, his story bears an uncanny resemblance to those of some of the biggest Hollywood stars.
Channing Tatum: The Hollywood heartthrob was a good footballer and attended college on a football scholarship but dropped out. He then worked as a dancer at a nightclub before becoming a model.Tatum made his Hollywood debut in 2005 with Coach Carter.
Christopher Walken: Walken studied in Hofstra University, but dropped out after a year, having gotten the role of Clayton Dutch Miller in an Off-Broadway revival of Best Foot Forward. Walken began as a dancer in music theatre at the Washington Dance Studio before moving on to theatre and then film.
Taylor Lautner: Before his big leap in Hollywood as Jacob in the ‘The Twilight Saga’, Lautner was a part of the hip-hop dance group ‘LA Hip Kids’. He was also with Hot Shots, a jazz dance group.
Jennifer Lopez and Madonna among other stars too started off as background dancers before rising to the top as Hollywood superstars.