This is Sanjana Sanghi’s debut film starring Sushant Singh Rajput showing a poignant love story of two youngsters battling cancer finding love and happiness together.
After losing a big Indian gem, we can see our favorite Sushant Singh Rajput one last time on screen as Dil Bechara trailer came out on Monday. The experience was always going to be poignant, more so given the theme of the Mukesh Chhabra’s film. The official remake of Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley’s The Fault In Our Stars, Dil Bechara has the casting of Sushant and debutante Sanjana Sanghi as two youngsters battling cancer with stoic aplomb.
The two fall in love with each other while bonding over music and movies. They then go on an adventure to Paris, which cements their bond further. While Sushant’s cancer is in remission, Sanjana’s Kizie tries to distance her from himself so as not to hurt him.
The trailer of the much-anticipated film Dil Bechara finally releases today (6th June). Dil Bechara will be releasing on Disney+ Hotstar on July 24. The streaming platform Hotstar has made the film available for free as a tribute to Sushant who died on June 14. This is the last film of the actor who has given memorable performances in Chhichhore, MS Dhoni biopic, P.K and many others.
WATCH THE TRAILER HERE:
Sanjana shared her nervousness on her Instagram stories. She wrote, “Nobody told me this is what pre-trailer jitters can feel like!!! Stomach’s RUMBLING and ROARING. I can feel y’all and him are with us. #DilBechara.”
Director Mukesh Chhabra wrote, “Finally after such a long wait, 2 years of my life. So many friendships close to my heart,so many ups and downs, happy and sad moments. Presenting to you our dream and the dream of my brother Sushant, who will live on in me till my last breath. The trailer of my debut film #DilBechara. So much has changed in my life these past years and I will always cherish every single moment. Putting the trailer out there in your hands and in your hearts. It’s over to you now. For every single one of you to watch from your home as many times as you like, I’m glad it’s free for everyone, without any subscription, so every single person in India can watch it. So many mixed emotions. I urge you to watch it with your family, friends, girlfriend, boyfriend, loved ones. For you to celebrate a life that lived and will forever be in our hearts.”
In addition to Rajput and Sanghi, Dil Bechara also stars Saif Ali Khan, Swastika Mukherjee (Pataal Lok), Sahil Vaid (Badrinath Ki Dulhania), Saswata Chatterjee (Kahaani), Milind Gunaji (2002’s Devdas), and Javed Jaffrey (Dhamaal trilogy). Dil Bechara has been directed by casting director and directorial debutant Mukesh Chhabra, working off a script by Shashank Khaitan (Badrinath Ki Dulhania) and Suprotim Sengupta (Meri Pyaari Bindu). Chhabra was removed as a director prior to filming after sexual harassment allegations surfaced during the #MeToo movement in late 2018. He denied the allegations, was later cleared of the charges, and subsequently reinstated.
the film is adapted from the famous novel The Fault In Our Stars by John Green and will also see Saif Ali Khan in a special appearance. It was directed by Josh Boone. The Fault in Our Stars is a 2014 American romantic drama starring Shailene and Ansel with Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Nat Wolff, and Willem Dafoe. Woodley played Hazel Grace Lancaster, a 16-year-old cancer patient, who has had cancer since she was a child. She meets Augustus who has lost a leg to the disease but his cancer is now in remission. The two starts a touching and spirited romance.
After she introducing Gus to her favourite novel, he arranges for them to fly to Amsterdam to meet its alcoholic author. The two grow closer than ever during the journey, even as their disease continues to impact their lives.
Director Mukesh Chhabra had recently disclosed that Sushant had not even read the script before giving his nod to star in the film. “I remember long ago Sushant had promised me that whenever I make my first film, he would star in it as the lead and he kept his promise. So when I approached him for Dil Bechara, he immediately said yes, without even reading the script. We always had this strong emotional connection,” he said.
Sushant worked very closely with Mukesh during the making of the film and always gave his creative suggestions to improve a scene. Sharing how Sushant helped him out in the direction, Mukesh said, “He used to always help me improve the scene. He used to read with me and if at any point he felt that creatively the scene could be improved he used to always let me know. We used to sit together and discuss at length.”
For Disney+ Hotstar, Dil Bechara will be the second straight-to-streaming première after the live-action adaptation of Artemis Fowl in June. It’s also the second major Bollywood film to release directly on streaming due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic; the first was the Amitabh Bachchan, Ayushmaan Khurrana- Gulabo Sitabo on Amazon Prime Video in June. Dil Bechara is among a total of seven films that have been acquired by Disney for its streaming service, as part of what it’s calling “Disney+ Hotstar Multiplex”.