The trailer of Sushant Singh Rajput’s last film Dil Bechara released on July 6. The film, which is set to premiere on Disney Plus Hotstar on July 24, marks the directorial debut of casting director Mukesh Chhabra.
Based on John Green’s 2012 bestseller The Fault In Our Stars, Dil Bechara was slated to release in theaters on May 8, but it got delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The film also stars Sanjana Sanghi, Saif Ali Khan and Swastika Mukherjee in pivotal roles.
On June 25, Disney Plus Hotstar announced that Dil Bechara would be released digitally. It also shared that the movie will be available for subscribers as well as non-subscribers of the streaming platform.
Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide at his residence in Mumbai on June 14. His demise has left a deep dent in his family and close friends’ hearts.
As Dil Bechara’s premiere was announced, director Mukesh Chhabra got emotional on social media, sharing how he never thought that he would have to release the film without his dear friend Sushant.
Sharing a poster from the film, he wrote, “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.”
Chhabra went on to add how he can visualise Sushant Singh Rajput with his beautiful smile showering blessings upon them. “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.”