Directed by Maneesh Sharma and produced by Yash Raj Films, the film deals with the subject of live-in relationships and was completely filmed in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Taran Adarsh from Bollywood Hungama praised Rajput's performance, saying: "After leaving a tremendous impression in his first Hindi outing, Sushant Singh Rajput...
brings a lot of freshness with his unpretentious and spontaneous act." Sushant's next role was in Rajkumar Hirani's 2014 film PK.
Although his role was of a relatively minor character, the film gave him the opportunity to work with Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma.
His work in this serial received wide appreciation and Sushant received three major television awards for best male actor and most popular actor.
He then entered films with a role as one of the three male leads in the drama Kai Po Che! Dhoni: The Untold Story, in which he essayed the role of Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the film was a commercial success He secured 7th rank in the Delhi CEE and secured admission in the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical engineering) class in the Delhi College of Engineering (DCE) (now known as the Delhi Technological University).
and was selected to play one of the three leads, along with Rajkumar Rao and Amit Sadh.
Based on the Chetan Bhagat novel The 3 Mistakes of My Life, the film proved to be a critical and commercial success and Sushant's portrayal of Ishaan Bhatt, an ex-district level cricketer who is a victim of politics in the cricketing selection fraternity, was praised.
He dropped out of engineering and devoted himself full-time to dancing and acting.
To make a break into films, Sushant moved to Mumbai, joined Nadira Babbar's Ekjute theatre group and remained a part of it for two and a half years.