'Dil Bechara' to be Sushant Singh Rajput's last film, will release directly on OTT platform
New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, 34, left the world on Sunday afternoon by committing suicide, which barely anyone could fathom before it happened and reckoning fell on to the entertainment world and beyond. Until Sunday afternoon, barely did anyone know that actor's upcoming, ‘Dil Bechara’, directed by casting director Mukesh Chhabra, will end up becoming his last.
The film, ironically, is based on Bestselling author John Green's ‘The Fault in our stars’ (2014), which describes love amid terminal illness, and happiness blended with positivity amid the most painful medical treatments.
Sushant will be seen opposite debutant Sanjana Sanghi, a Lady Shri Ram College alumnus, in ‘Dil Bechara’, which was originally supposed to release on May 8 but was postponed due to the coronavirus crisis. The film will now release on Hotstar, skipping the theatre-release, Filmfare reported.
Sanghi, who will debut in the entertainment industry with ‘Dil Bechara’ broke down while speaking about Sushant on social media.
"You gave me a forever, within a limited number of days, and for that, I'm forever grateful." Sanjana quoted Sushant's favourite quote from ‘The Fault in our stars’, while struggling hard to hold back her tears.
"Everyone who loves you will be grateful for the gift that you have left behind, that is the work that you did. We just wish that you had never done this," Sanjana said in the video which she posted on Instagram.
The 23-year-old actress reacted by captioning the video that she refreshed her webpage some 100 times hoping she was reading some horrible joke, further adding, that Sushant said that it was his best film yet.
"You were a force Manny, and you always will be. We’re going to spend an eternity to try and make sense of what you’ve left us behind with, and I personally never will be able to. I simply wish you never left us behind in the first place. Just know, you have a country full of millions, looking up at you, smiling at you, thankful for you. As you smile back at us, from up above. The fact that you get to spend the rest of your time by your mother’s side, I know you gives the only happiness you wanted in the world," Sanjana wrote on Instagram.
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. . You gave me a forever, within a limited number of days, and for that. I’m forever grateful. - our beloved novel, The Fault In Our Stars A forever of learnings, and of memories. I refreshed my web pages a 100 times hoping I’m reading some sort of horrible joke. I’m not equipped to process any of this. I don’t think I ever will be. I’m definitely not equipped to articulate my feelings, this is me failing, but trying. We were to save all our anecdotes and stories from the time we spent shooting together up until the release of our film, so we kept them in our stomachs till now. After 2 years of seemingly all the possible difficulties one single film can face, with all sorts of crap constantly being written, and being relentlessly pursued - we were supposed to FINALLY see watch it together - my first, and what you told me you believed was your best film yet. Amidst your journey, and in the middle of 16 hour long shoot days, you somehow found a way and had a desire to yell out to me from the opposite side of set screaming “Rockstar, itni achi acting thodi na karte hain paagal!” ; To guide me over things big & small through our film’s process, To tell me to conserve my energy on set; To discuss even the smallest nuance you thought could change the narrative of a scene and would whole heartedly accept my disagreement; To discuss ways in which we could together forge a brighter educational future for the children of India. You were a force Manny, and you always will be. We’re going to spend an eternity to try and make sense of what you’ve left us behind with, and I personally never will be able to. I simply wish you never left us behind in the first place. Just know, you have a country full of millions, looking up at you, smiling at you, thankful for you. As you smile back at us, from up above. The fact that you get to spend the rest of your time by your mother’s side, I know you gives the only happiness you wanted in the world. #RIPSushantSinghRajput
Sushant's last theatrical release was Nitesh Tiwari's ‘Chhichhore’ in 2019.
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