Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput’s last movie Dil Bechara is getting a release on Disney+ Hotstar on July 24.
With an aim to honour the legacy of the actor, the streaming platform is making the movie available to even the non-subscribers.
Rajput was found dead at his Bandra home on June 14 at the age of 34.
Billed as a soulful love story, Dil Bechara marks the directorial debut of casting director and Rajput’s industry friend Mukesh Chhabra. The film is produced by Fox Star Studios.
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, Uday Shankar, President The Walt Disney Company APAC and Chairman, Star & Disney India, said.
The actor had a long-standing relationship with the STAR & Disney India network, having started his career with the show Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil in 2008 to his Bollywood transition where he delivered some of his most memorable performances in M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016) and Chhichhore (2019), both produced by Fox Star Studios.
Chhabra said he never imagined he would release the film without Rajput.
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, the director said.
Dil Bechara is the official remake of the 2014 Hollywood romantic drama The Fault in our Stars, which was based on John Green’s popular novel of the same name. The Hindi adaptation of the movie was done by Shashank Khaitan and Suprotim Sengupta.
Dil Bechara will see Rajput in a leading role alongside debutante Sanjana Sanghi, and Saif Ali Khan in an interesting cameo.
The music of the film has been composed by AR Rahman and the lyrics are by Amitabh Bhattacharya.
Dil Bechara revolves around Kizie Basu (Sanghi) and Immanuel Rajkumar Junior or Manny (Rajput) and explores the funny, thrilling, and tragic adventure 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.