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Dil Bechara Released, Fans Hail Sushant Singh Rajput's Nuanced Performance

By: Shrishti Negi


Last Updated: July 25, 2020, 10:08 IST

Still from 'Dil Bechara'

Still from 'Dil Bechara'

Sushant Singh Rajput's last film, Dil Bechara, directed by Mukesh Chhabra, is now available to stream on Disney+ Hotstar. It also stars newcomer Sanjana Sanghi.

Social media was abuzz while watching Sushant Singh Rajput’s last film Dil Bechara, all posting emotional messages for the late actor. The fans had a hard time watching the movie, which marks the directorial debut of casting director Mukesh Chhabra. And understandably so. Sushant’s death was shocking to everyone and his colleagues and fans are still all coming to terms with the talent that was lost too soon. Dil Bechara, also starring Sanjana Sanghi, is available to stream on Disney+ Hotstar. Sushant’s fans and Bollywood colleagues are celebrating the release of the late actor as “Dil Bechara Day.”

Dil Bechara is the official remake of 2014 Hollywood romantic drama The Fault In Our Stars, based on John Green’s bestseller about two teens who fall in love after meeting at a cancer support group. Several Bollywood celebrities including Kriti Sanon, Bhumi Pednekar, Rajkummar Rao, Anushka Sharma, Ankita Lokhande and Rhea Chakraborty have shared the poster of the late actor’s film on social media, urging their fans to watch the movie.

Dil Bechara marks the directorial debut of casting director Mukesh Chhabra. Sanjana Sanghi, who has previously done brief roles in films such as Rockstar and Hindi Medium, plays the female lead in the movie.

Dil Bechara follows the life of Kizie Basu, played by Sanjana Sanghi, who struggles with terminal cancer and is hesitant of getting romantically involved with Immanuel Rajkumar Junior or Manny, played by Sushant Singh Rajput. The film’s trailer has broken a significant YouTube record. The trailer, released on July 6, has become the first film trailer on the video-sharing platform to receive more than 10 million ‘likes’.

Dil Bechara also features Saif Ali Khan and Swastika Mukherjee. The screenplay of the movie has been penned by Shashank Khaitan and Suprotim Sengupta, while the music has been scored by AR Rahman. Fox Star Studios has bankrolled the project. The film was earlier set for a May theatrical release but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the makers decided to release it digitally. Earlier Sushant’s fans were not enthusiastic about the film’s digital release and even trended the hashtag #DilBecharaOnBigScreen, requesting the makers to avert the OTT premiere for a theatrical one as they didn’t want to miss an opportunity of watching the late actor on the big screen one last time.

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