- Dil Bechara is slated to release on July 24 on Disney+Hotstar
- The film remains Sushant Singh Rajput's last project
- The film marks Mukesh Chhabra's directorial debut
It was on this day two years ago that Dil Bechara went on floors. The film's director Mukesh Chhabra, who makes his Bollywood debut, shared an emotional note on his Twitter handle on Thursday. The film remains late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's first film and stars Sanjana Sanghi. "July 9, today we complete exactly 2 years from when we started shoot in Jamshedpur. Sab badal gaya (everything has changed)," he wrote. Earlier, in a post, Mukesh Chhabra said that he never imagined that her will be releasing Dil Bechara without the film's lead actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
9th July, today we complete exactly 2 years from when we started shoot in Jamshedpur ! Sab badal gaya— Mukesh Chhabra CSA (@CastingChhabra) July 9, 2020
Dil Bechara is inspired by John Green's book The Fault In Our Stars, which was also adapted into Hollywood film with the same name and it featured Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort in the lead roles. The film has been directed by casting director Mukesh Chhabra, who is making his debut as a director with the movie. The film features Saif Ali Khan in a cameo appearance and AR Rahman has composed the music for the film. The title track of the film is slated to release tomorrow.
In one of his previous posts, Mr Chhabra revealed that Sushant Singh Rajput once promised him that he would feature in the film that would mark Mukesh Chhabra's directorial debut and he did."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! (Sushant's debut film) 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 I never imagined that I would be releasing this film without him," wrote Mukesh Chhabra.
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 releasing this film without him. There can be no better way to celebrate him and his talent. He always showered immense love on me while I was making it and his love will guide us as we release it. And I'm glad that the Producers have made it available for everyone to watch. We are going to love and celebrate you my friend. I can visualise you with your beautiful smile blessing us from up above. Love you
Mukesh Chhabra was one of the few members of the film fraternity to attend the actor's funeral in Mumbai, along with Sushant's Raabta co-star Kriti Sanon, his Chhichhore co-stars Shraddha Kapoor and Varun Sharma, and Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi. The casting director, in his eulogy for Sushant, had described the Kedarnath actor as his "brother." He shared this note:
Sushant was like a brother to me, it is so unfortunate and heartbreaking and I cannot even put it down in words. Sushant was an introvert but he was really intelligent and talented beyond words.The Industry has lost a gem, an irreplaceable gem. Deeply saddened and shocked. I still can't believe it. Our endless conversations have come to an abrupt end. I hope you are in a better place my brother , will always miss you and love you.
Dil Bechara is slated to release on July 24 on Disney+Hotstar and it will be available to the subscribers as well as the non-subscribers of the OTT platform.
Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide, said the police. He became a star after featuring in Balaji Telefilms' popular daily show Pavitra Rishta. His impressive filmography included hits as well critically acclaimed films like MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, Kedarnath, Chhichhore and Sonchiriya among others.
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