Mumbai: To commemorate life, legacy, and contributions of Sushant Singh Rajput, India’s popular video streaming platform Disney+ Hotstar will be premiering his last masterpiece ‘Dil Bechara’ on 24th July 2020 across India.
‘Dil Bechara’ is a soulful love story, directed by Mukesh Chhabra and produced by Fox Star Studios. The movie will showcase Sushant in what is touted as one of his best works in Bollywood. It is the story of Kizie Basu and Immanuel Rajkumar Junior or Manny that explores funny, thrilling, and tragic adventures of being alive and in love. Together Kizie and Manny embark on an on-off-up-down-sad and sweet profound journey into the heart of that crazy little thing called ‘life’. It teaches them what it means to feel truly alive and fall in love.
The film is the official remake of 2014 Hollywood romantic drama ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ based on John Green’s popular novel of the same name. The film stars Sushant Singh Rajput and debutante Sanjana Sanghi in the lead roles. Saif Ali Khan will be seen in an interesting cameo. With a soulful musical rendition, music composer AR Rahman and lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya bring many emotions to life in the story.
Having started with soap opera ‘Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil’ in 2008 to his Bollywood transition, Sushant has had a long-standing relationship with the STAR & Disney India network. He has delivered some of his most memorable performances in ‘M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story’ (2016) and ‘Chhichhore’ (2019) both produced by Fox Star Studios.
President of The Walt Disney Company APAC and Chairman, Star & Disney India Uday Shankar said, “We are humbled to be able to play a small part in sustaining the legacy of a fine actor like Sushant Singh Rajput. In celebration of his life and his extraordinary work, Dil Bechara will release directly on digital this July on Disney+ Hotstar; and will be available to all subscribers and non-subscribers across India. Our prayers and wishes to his family and loved ones.”
Mukesh Chhabra, Director of Dil Bechara remembers his friendship with Sushant. He said, “Sushant was not just the hero of my debut film as a director, but he was a dear friend who stood by me through thick and thin. We had been close right from ‘Kai Po Che’ to ‘Dil Bechara’. He had promised me that he would be in my first film. So many plans were made together, so many dreams were dreamt together but never once did I ever imagine that I would be left alone to release this film. He always showered immense love on me while I was making it and his love will guide us as we release it.”
Chhabra has made his directorial debut with this movie, with Hindi adaptation by Shashank Khaitan and Suprotim Sengupta.