The sad demise of Sushant Singh Rajput on 14 June, 2020, is still on everyone’s mind. The police confirmed today it is a suicide. His last movie he shot for, ‘Dil Bechara’ is now going to be released directly on the OTT platform on 24 July, 2020. Directed by debutant filmmaker Mukesh Chhabra and produced by Fox Star Studios, the film features debutant actress Sanjana Sanghi and Saif Ali Khan. The film is the remake of the Hollywood film ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ (2014). Initially, the film was to release in May but due to the pandemic, the makers couldn’t and now, it will be released on Disney Plus Hotstar. Following this news, netizens are sharing the #DilBecharaOnBigScreen hashtag on social media to release the film on the big screen. However, it will be available to everyone to view for free.
Mukesh Chhabra, who is making his debut as a director with the movie, never imagined that he would be releasing the film without Sushant Singh Rajput. He told PTI, “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.”